Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fidel, 7th Grade, RYSS

This photo is available for downloading to make digital art. Click on picture to show larger version, then right click on this version and "save picture as".

Student photographer's analysis of the photo:

I like this picture because it shows the star or symbol of Texas, and the color is brown. Around the star is a circle with the color of green. And the star is big enough to see from a long distance, and the wall behind it looks cool because it matches with the star. And on the right of the star you see the shadow of the tree. The branches are moving up and down. And to the left of the star you see logs pointing towards the star. This picture means a lot to me. It means that our state is proud of the symbol of a star. One side of the picture is dark and the other side is light. That's pretty weird.

Fidel, 7th Grade, Junior Academy, Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [RYSS], Houston, Texas.


Ben, 7th grade, EMS said...

I chose to edit this picture because of the star. I thought that the stamp tool would make a great addition to it. So, I cloned the stars with the clone stamp tool. Because of the ring around it, I decided to delete the ring, and add greenery to the entire background with the pattern stamp tool.

Ben, 7th grade, EMS said...

I chose to edit this picture by Fidel because of the star. I thought that the stamp tool would make a great addition to the picture. So, I cloned the star, and made it appear 5 times on the picture. Then, I decided the other stamp tool would also help. When I saw the green around the star, I thought about making the background match. I used the pattern stamp tool to add leaves to the entire background around the stars.


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.