Sunday, October 12, 2008


This project is a digital art exchange between middle school students at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [RYSS] [Houston, Texas] and Eisenhower Middle School [Wyckoff, New Jersey] to enhance vocational skills in photography and photo software utilization. The students will learn from and grow with each other through posting of their digital art and writing to each other via this blog. The compounded approach of each student exchanging photographs for digital manipulation to make digital art from each other's original image ... similar to the "exquisite
corpse" approach taken within the Fine Arts and an example shown at ... will create situations of social and artistic exchange under the teaching and guidance of the teachers.

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Harold Olejarz is Art and Technology teacher at Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff, New Jersey, U.S.A. He began his career as a sculptor and exhibited in Soho, NYC, in the early 1980s. His work evolved into Performance Art and his living sculptures installed themselves in museums and public spaces in the US and Europe from 1985 to the early 1990s. He has been exploring digital media as both an artist and an educator since 1997. “Capturing the Moving Present,” an essay by Harold Olejarz, is included in Video Art for the Classroom, a National Art Education Association publication. Olejarz has made presentations on the use of digital media at state and national educational conferences.

Tom Chambers is Technology Applications teacher at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [Junior School], Houston, Texas, U.S.A. He was Visiting Lecturer in Digital/New Media Art for the Fine Arts Department at Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing, China, 2005-2007. He was Executive Committee Member and Juror (2003 - 2005) for the International Digital Art Awards (IDAA), and was instrumental in expanding the content of the IDAA to include New Media Art, and served as on-line New Media Director (2004 - 2005). Chambers has been a documentary photographer and visual artist for over thirty years, and he is currently working with the pixel as Minimal Art (Pixelscapes) which begins to approach a true, abstract, visual language in Digital Art.

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