Bio: Sandy will give a brief biography that takes students from learning to draw as a child to her career in physical therapy to her return to art upon her retirement. Sandy is a signature member of the Artists for Conservation with my art and photography.
Overview of program: This program will allow students to explore the artistic medium of photography with the tool right in their hands. By using photography to creatively explore a principle they are currently studying in other classes, students will reinforce the principle in the process of creatively exploring it.
Heart of the program: Once the specific principle from the sciences or social studies is identified, the class will be provided picture(s) to download and “process” on their cell phones in an app called Snapseed. Once the photographic principles are explored, the students will identify at least three ways to photograph it. Together we will create one image and the students can create one of their own after the program.
Conclusion: Reemphasizing important points of
1. How to use photography to creatively explore a topic
2. How to process a photograph to make a point
3. The principle from science/social studies being explored
Throughout all segments Sandy will talk about ways to turn their art into earnings.
Participants will be able to:
1. explain the principle of science they are trying to capture visually
2. brainstorm at least 3 different ways to visually express the principle
3. create an image that visually captures the principle
4. understand that there are opportunities to turn their art passion into a career
The following National Standards for Visual Arts Education are referenced in this program:
NA-VA.9-12.3--Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols, and Ideas Students reflect on how artworks differ visually, spatially, temporally, and functionally, and describe how these are related to history and culture.
NA-VA.9-12.5--Reflecting Upon and Assessing the Characteristics and Merits of the Work of Others
Students correlate responses to works of visual art with various techniques for communicating meanings, ideas, attitudes, views, and intentions.
NA-VA.9-12.6--Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
Students compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis.
National Alliance for Secondary Education and Transition
Career Preparatory Experiences National Standards
2.1 Youth participate in career awareness, exploration, and preparatory activities in school- and community-based settings.
2.1.1 Schools and community partners offer courses, programs, and activities that broaden and deepen youths’ knowledge of careers and allow for more informed post secondary education and career choices.
Please reference the National Standards provided above.