visual arts at MBHS  

Projects from Our Digital Arts Classes

This page shows sample products from the course. Descriptions by the teacher are included so you can understand what's going on in the photo and get a better sense of what you might do if you signed up for the course. Works displayed here are original works of art by Blair students, who have rights of copyright to them. These works are not to be copied by others. Identification of the student artists by name is avoided in order to maintain the school's commitment to protecting the identity, privacy and security of its students. Credits are posted only with the written permission of the student and his/her parent or guardian.

Course Numbers
Digital Art 1: #6496/6497
Advanced Digital Art: #6498/6499

Digital Art students start the semester learning the computer program Adobe Photoshop. Below students show off their new skills; creating a Self-Portrait Photomontage. Students combine black and white photos of personal interest with a photo of themselves. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Below Advanced Digital Art Students also create a Self-Portrait Photomontage. However, their criteria for success included color photos, a background, and some cool Photoshop effects like dispersion. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

As you can see below, even in Digital Art, students learn to draw. After completing a handful of drawing activities including value scales, shading techniques, and a drawing form observation; students put their drawing skills to the test. For this project students took a well-known photo and changed part of it through their own drawing. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Below are a few examples of the Advanced Digital Art drawing project. Students used Wacom Tablets to create an original drawing. Student then added some special effects to make the drawing appear to be neon and glow. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

At the start of the second quarter students switch from Adobe Photoshop to Adobe Illustrator. As seen below both Digital and Advanced Digital Art students start their Vector adventure by creating original cartoon characters. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Below is one of Mrs. Armstead-Thomasís favorite projects. Students create vector self-portraits using Adobe Illustrator. Students do a great job capturing their look and personality. (Click on any image to enlarge it.)

Information/content on this page was updated January 12, 2015.