Friday, November 4, 2016

Students Present to CAEA

On Friday, November 4th, The Digital Arts Technology Academy and the CCHS Art Department hosted 25 middle and high school teachers as part of the California Arts Education Association's Southern Region Conference 2016. The visiting visual arts educators learned about the DATA program, toured studio classrooms, and heard student's speak about their experiences in the CTE Design, Media, Arts pathway and SkillsUSA.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Studio Day 2016

On Friday, October 28th, 30 DATA Digital Imaging students returned to Palm Springs Grip and Lighting for Studio Day 2016. This was the 3rd Studio Day for DI over the years and, as usual, it provided a very special opportunity to work with local photographers in a professional environment.

This time around, students engaged with photographers Taylor Sherrill, Chris Miller, and Lani Garfield, who are all well known in the Coachella Valley and beyond. New and experienced students used a variety of high-end studio lighting to capture peers modeling DATA Gear in two distinct environments.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

2016 Teen Docent

Congratulations to DATA student Rebecca Wenger for earning a spot as a 2016 Teen Docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum!

Students from across the Coachella Valley are invited to apply and interview for one of the 15 spots.
After being 'hired', they train for 12 days during the summer to learn public speaking skills and about the Museum's fine art collection in preparation to lead tours for visiting elementary schools.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

At Home with Monsters

On October 24th, 80 DATA students visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to view At Home with Monsters, an exhibition curated by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro. The show provided insight into his imagination through a personal collection of paintings, drawings, artifacts, and concept film art. It showcased the many facets of movie-making through a wide range of works by many artists. Students also took the Art of Many Cultures tour to gain a deeper understanding of how art and culture influence each other and get an up close look at masterpieces from the Romans to Pop Art.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Washington Leadership Institute

For four days in September, two DATA students attended the Washington Leadership Training Institute (WLTI) in Washington, DC as part of their role as SkillsUSA state officers.

State Secretary Shan Vo and State Reporter Guadalupe Cortez went through intensive training with their fellow officers from across the United States. While in D.C., they also visited historical monuments and met with representatives from California and the Coachella Valley to share their thoughts on SkillsUSA and the value of Career Technical Education.