• Digital Art and Design 1: Foundation of Digital Art and Design (Grades 9-12) 612000CW This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to utilize digital imaging software in editing and designing images and graphics. Students also learn the use of technologies related to digital imaging such as: basic computer operations; file sharing across networks; preparing documents for output to various types of media the functions of the Mac computer and how to troubleshoot technology. The software used in this class is the most current version of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CC (Creative Cloud).
• Digital Art and Design 2: Interactive Animation and Motion Graphics (Grades 10-12) 612100CW PREREQUISITE: Digital Art and Design 1 with a recommended 75 or higher.
This course prepares students to use artistic and technological foundations to design, create and program interactive animations. The design principles from the previous course are now combined with animation, including image creation, character development and story conception through production. Students learn the technical language used in the digital art and animation industry along with basic design, animation and coding methods. The curriculum includes basic 2D animations, 3D, motion graphics and special effects. They will also learn techniques about various ways to plan, create, design and prepare for animation in pre-production, production and post-production. The software used in this class is the most current version of Garageband, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate and After Effects CC (Creative Cloud).
• Digital Art and Design 3: Graphic Design and Illustration (Grades 11-12) 612200CW
Students in this course may earn dual credit course through York Technical College.
ARV 121 Design 3529YTEH (RHS half credit) ARV 123 Composition and Color 9556YTEH (RHS half credit)
PREREQUISITE: Digital Art and Design 1 and 2 with a recommended 75 or higher. Student must meet YTC enrollment requirements for dual credit.
This dual credit course studies the fundamentals of computer assisted graphic design and introduces students to the computer as an instrument to create page layout, vector art, and digital design. Industry standard software is taught and will focus on vector art using Bezier curves. Students will learn the functions of the computer and how to troubleshoot technology. Students learn the technical language used in the graphic illustration industry, design methods, color and composition. Concepts learned are a great foundation for anyone pursuing a career in the print industry, for production artists, illustrators, animators, and graphic designers. Students must earn a B or higher in this course as a prerequisite to move on to the next level course. The software used in this class is the most current version of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign CC (Creative Cloud).
• Digital Art and Design 4: Digital Photography (Grades 11-12) 612300CW Students in this course may earn dual credit course through York Technical College.
ARV 110 Computer Graphics 9528YTEH (RHS half credit)
ARV 212 Digital Photography 4539YTEH (RHS half credit)
PREREQUISITE: Digital Art and Design 1, 2 and 3 with a recommended 80 or higher. Student must meet dual credit enrollment requirements for dual credit.
This dual credit is a study of the principles, terminology, techniques, tools and materials of basic digital photography. This course is part of the Digital Art and Design Program, which introduces the skills needed by students for careers in the commercial art fields. Whether working freelance or for a large company, the modern commercial artist is expected to have skills that cover many fields. Photography and Digital Art are the focus of this class, with students learning how to capture images using different photographic methods, including digital SLR cameras, scanners, and film. Students will use the images they capture, learning how to process and incorporate them into projects that communicate an effective message. Students learn the technical language used in the digital photography industry and basic design methods. The core concepts of this class give students an introduction to a career in photography, advertising, digital art, retouching and restoration. Students will also receive professional certification in design and/or workforce readiness. The software used in this class is the most current version of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom CC (Creative Cloud).
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Adelinne Buchanan
Degrees and Certifications:
Master in Learning Design & Technology Bachelors of Fine Art in Commercial Photography and Media School of Visual Arts, NY, NY Associates in the Applied Science of Photography SUNY Mohawk Valley, Utica, NY
Mr. AJ Soto
Before ATC, A.J. worked for NASCAR media group, School of Visual Arts, a non-profit teaching video and photography for at-risk youth after school and had his own business in visual communications working as a Commercial Photographer and Designer in New York City. When he is not teaching, A.J. loves to travel, be outdoors hiking and exploring new places with his wife and kids.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Graphic Design and Digital Media with a focus on Website Design and Development; Southern New Hampshire University Graphic Design Certificate; King’s College
Mr. Chris Valk
Mr. Valk began teaching Digital Art and Design at the ATC in 2008. Previously, he worked for a communications company in Charlotte, NC doing website design and development for their local TV station, company intranet site, and other markets around the country. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and enjoys freelance work on the side. In addition to running our school store and teaching Digital Art and Design intro and dual-credit classes here at the ATC, Mr. Valk teaches evening classes at York Technical College. He likes sneakers, the NY Yankees, and The Incredible Hulk. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and working on cars.