Engaging courses in technology from K12 serve a wide range of students, from those encountering fundamental software tools for the first time to those seeking to dive into the rapidly changing world of 3-D design and animation.
All technology courses emphasize immediate application of new skills, and often use modularized projects as the basis for developing mastery of computer and technology fundamentals. Courses teach both the skills necessary for immediate educational application, but also for long-term vocational and professional viability. Plus, all the excitement of advances in game design, animation, and 3-D modeling are inherent in the advanced electives.
Courses map to the NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) where these apply, and embody, like all K12 courses, the goals and recommendations of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
In this exploratory course, students learn the elements and principles of design, as well as foundational concepts of visual communication. While surveying a variety of media and art, students use image editing, animation, and digital drawing to put into practice the art principles they've learned. They explore career opportunities in the design, production, display and presentation of digital artwork. They respond to the artwork of others, and learn how to combine artistic elements to create finished pieces that effectively communicate their ideas.
Students build on the skills and concepts they learned in Digital Arts I as they develop their vocabulary of digital design elements. By the end of the course, they will have created a collection of digital art projects for their digital design portfolio.