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Ms. Rome's classes - 120e
surrealistic style, fauve color theory

Daily Agenda 
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Office Hours: online. 9-10, 1-2

Online attendance during class time is expected - (must be present to win.) Larger classes will be split into smaller sections. Online Google MEET will be a 1 hour period and will include a overview of the weekly assignment.

Online Expectations Attend class to be marked "DL." 2-3 hr. weekly projects, all classes, due SUNDAY, MIDNIGHT.  Turn in work for DL credit, too. (Late, no points penalty BUT no redo.) If you can't come to class, email me! See schedule below.

First Hour: Career Readiness. Mandatory meeting: M 3-4

Second Hour: Photo 1. Tu Section 1: 10-11, Section 2: 11-12

Fourth Hour: Photoshop. Th Section 1: 10-11, Section 2: 11-12

Fifth Hour: Photo 2. Th 1-2

Sixth Hour: Photo 1 F Section 10-11, Section 2: 11-12


Class Descriptions - standards

Photo 1 (Click here for phone friendly syllabus) develope digital communication skills, incorporate arts esthetics. Digital media competencies include: file and image management, Google docs/slides/site, MS Word, Photoshop. Students use the Design Cycle, and develop a digital portfolio. Also includes career exploration. 

Photo 2 (Click here for phone friendly syllabus) This course is a continuation of Digital Photography 1. Topics include editing using Adobe Photoshop, further exploration of composition, studio and natural lighting, in-camera image manipulation using manual camera settings and metering modes. Producing images to align with industry standards and current practices. (College credit)

Photo1/Photo 2 "to pass this class" standards and objectives

Photoshop (Click here for phone friendly syllabus) This course introduces the student to common features of Adobe Photoshop software and provides daily practice in using the features in order to develop proficiency.  Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create original artwork, manipulate color images, and retouch photographs. Careers in Graphic Arts are explored. (College credit)

Career Seminar - (Click here for phone friendly syllabus) in group discussions and hands on projects, students will learn about workplace safety, how to find and keep jobs, and technical skills building. Prerequisit for Work Experience class. 21st Century skillbuilding: teamwork, communications, problem solving, positive attitude, and flexibility. Careers and self-identity exploration.

Intro to Digital Design - (Click here for phone friendly syllabus) This course will provide a hands-on overview of graphic design and professional design practices. Students will learn and utilize design history and media analysis, vocabulary and language of the discipline, color theory, typography, formalist and post-modern design elements and principles, the design cycle, and cooperative and team work strategies. Students will develop a digital portfolio and explore careers. Students will use Adobe Creative Suite and other layout software, learning file management in a networked environment. (College credit)

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University of MN - Twin Cities: BA - Visual Communications and Educational Technology, MEd Career Tech Ed and Art, Work Based Learning Certificate. Hamline - Urban Educator Certificate.

My Mom, Dad, and 2 of my 5 kids work(ed) for Minneapolis Public Schools. My parents taught music at Bandcroft and at Burroughs. (My husband and) I have volunteered for MPS since 1990, and I started as an EA and Computer Tech in 1998 (Sigurd Olson, Jordan Park), and as a classrom teacher in 2008 (Henry, NE Middle School, and Washburn.) Our kids attended Edison, Henry, Washburn, and Perpich, then St. Kate's, Hamline, MCTC, UMN Morris, and UMN Twin Cities. I grew up in a 4 generation household, and my mom, two black cats, and the occasional boomerang adult child live with my husband and I now. Fun fact: as a first grader, I attended a one-room schoolhouse in rural Wisconsin. Ms. Rome's Macaroons

Formalist-Proportion, Photo-Internal Framing

Shape, color, form, line.

Based on Slow Light concept

"slow glass" Photoshop assignment 
play full sized to see the animation