Graphic Design is full steam ahead with the knowledge and power of Adobe Illustrator! Students have spent 2-3 days learning the ins and outs of the program and are currently creating vector based artwork which isn’t limited to scaling in comparison to pixel based art. Their first project was the development of a hand drawn character which was then drawn as vector art and colored using Illustrator.
Their second project utilizes a typographical composition where they learn about altering fonts and the use of imagery behind text. It’s always exciting to see students putting forth the effort and artistic energy to learn and benefit from learning something new!
Chris Thilges is in his fourth year of teaching at Linn-Mar High School. He currently teaches several fine arts classes as well as new technology-based courses new to LMHS. Twelve years of teaching art along with a prior graphic design degree and career has enabled Chris to develop dynamic and rigorous projects. His artistic pedagogy takes into consideration student choice and makes meaningful connections to one’s self as well as raising self-reflection questions concerning artistic purpose and function.