• Photography Contest Winners

    Congratulations to Digital Art Students Nijil Torres (1st place) and Jordan Phelan (2nd place) in the 2018 York Conservation District Photo Contest.

    Digital Art and Design I: Drawing on the Computer and Illustrator

    Digital 1 Outline

    Graphic Design and Illustration 612000CW This course meets the computer literacy graduation requirement. This course 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 Mac computer and how to troubleshoot technology. Current software featured is: Adobe Illustrator CC. Concepts learned are a great foundation for anyone pursuing a career in the print industry, for production artists, illustrators, animators, and graphic designers.

    Digital Art and Design II: Photography and Photoshop

    Digital 2 Outline

    Photography and Digital Art 612100CW This course meets the computer literacy graduation requirement. 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. The core concepts of this class give students an introduction to a career in photography, advertising, digital art, retouching and restoration. A USB Flash Drive is required for class. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY Digital Art & Design Career & Technical Education (ATC) 99 Media Technology

     

    Digital Art and Design III: Animation 

    Digital 3 Outline

    Animation and Motion Graphics 612200CW This course meets the computer literacy graduation requirement. This course is part of the Digital Art and Design Program, which introduces the skills needed by students for careers in the commercial art and animation fields. The concepts and skills covered include storyboarding, character design, set design, audio recording and visual editing. The curriculum includes basic 2D animations, 3D, motion graphics and special effects. The tools used in this class include cameras, lights, green screens, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Garage Band and Adobe After Effects. The recommended prerequisite is Digital Art and Design 2, but is not required. 

    Digital Art and Design IV: Advanced Design

    Digital 4 Outline

    Advanced Digital Art, Design and Production 612300CW This course meets the computer literacy graduation requirement. 612300EW PREREQUISITE: Digital Art and Design 1, Digital Art and Design 2, and Digital Art and Design 3 This course takes what a student has learned in previous Digital Art 1, 2, and 3 courses, combining them to make a well developed student who knows what is needed from start to finish in the Art and Design world. This class covers all forms of production, by developing art and designs for DVD, Web, Screen Printing, and Press. This class emphasizes “real world” skills through experience with actual clients and community projects. The student will walk away with a portfolio and products showing all the skills needed for post secondary education or training. A USB Flash Drive is required for class. Students taking Digital Art 4 who have completed two additional Digital Art courses may earn dual credit through Winthrop University. A tuition fee may be required by Winthrop University for this dual credit opportunity. 

    Digital Art and Design Student Proficiencies

    Digital Art and Design Profile

    Digital Art and Design State Standards

    SC Digital Art Design Standards

     

    Digital Art Grading Scale

    Projects – 40%

    Classwork – 30%

    Quiz/Presentations – 30%

     

    Quarter 1 - 40%

    Quarter 2 - 40%

    Final Exam/Project - 20%

     

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Mrs. Michelle Soto

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Masters in Art Education from The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY Bachelors in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology Associates in Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology Attended Semester at Sea 2001 ATC Teacher of the Year (2016-2017)

Mrs. Michelle Soto

This is her seventh year teaching Digital Art at ATC! Before teaching, she worked for seven years as a Production Manager in commercial real estate in New York City.   She traveled the globe on a ship and later received her Masters degree in Art Education from the School of Visual Arts.  Michelle has the unique experience of working along side her husband both at ATC and as adjunct professors at Winthrop University. When she is not teaching, she is most likely wrapped up in her two beautiful children, three cats, three dogs or some art project.

Mr. AJ Soto

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Mr. AJ Soto

Mrs. Karis Burgin

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Mrs. Karis Burgin

Mr. Chris Valk

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Mr. Chris Valk