Thursday, April 30, 2009

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Digital Arts Education Enriches DATA


The Digital Arts Education, a private social network on Ning, has become a vital Web 2.0 tool for the Digital Arts Technology Academy at Cathedral City High School. Designed as a place for students to display their work and respond critically to other student projects, the DAE Ning has grown beyond its original idea to include a variety of educational items that support Academy students as well as host educational members from around the U.S. and other countries, local CPA community partners, and DATA Alumni. By the end of its first year, this social network has built a community of nearly 200 members, over 1,500 student digital imaging and photography pieces, and nearly 100 video-based pieces.

Educational items
Blogs, discussions, groups, student-created media, photo-casts from field trips, alumni websites, an events calender, links to other DATA sites, and video streams from TED, Science Fridays, and Time Warp. Particularly interesting is the ability to cross-feed slides shows with other schools as as means of demonstrating the creativity of DATA students in digital art.

Educational members
-DATA and PSUSD staff
-Educators from California, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Argentina, and Canada
-Apple Education Development

Community partners
Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, Coachella Valley Green, CBS 2 Studios, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs Unified School District, and James Workman Middle School

DATA Alumni
The Art Institute, College of the Desert, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Northridge, and UC Irvine

La Quinta Arts Foundation Award Winners

Congratulations to the following DATA students who were awarded renewable Visual Arts Scholarships from the La Quinta Arts Foundation!

Jaime Villanueva

Gardenia Ramirez

Jessica Smith

Leah Oakes

Thursday, April 9, 2009

DATA Takes the Cake for Fine Arts Creativity

The 19th annual Fine Arts Creativity Awards and Scholarship Program Exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum proved once again to challenge students from 10 Coachella Valley high schools and College of the Desert. In addition to the five DATA students whose work was on display in this highly regarded exhibit, DATA students took home an unprecedented total of $4,500.oo in awards and scholarships.

Congratulations to the following:

Leah Oakes
$3,000.oo Georgia Fogelson College Scholarship

"Photography is my inspiration. Through photography, I can create a world that mimics reality … or a surreal world made up of my experiences and imagination. Photography allows me to bring my subconscious to the surface and share it with the world. Upon graduation from DATA at CCHS, I will continue to wrap my mind around this creative imaging process as a student at CSU Northridge, where I hope to later become a professional photographer."

Jessica Smith
$1,000.oo Georgia Fogelson College Scholarship
$350.oo James Irvine Foundation High School Award for digital photograph triptych, True Identity

"Photography has been my passion since the age of six. I have always enjoyed trying to capture the natural beauty of the people I meet and the places I go. After graduating from the DATA program at CCHS, I hope to earn a degree from CSU Northridge and pursue a career as a professional photographer."

Jaime Villanueva
$150.oo Violet Jacobs Award for 3D composite, Conquering the Storm

"Art is my passion. Ever since I could hold a pencil, I would spend many hours drawing, enabling me to shape and sharpen my skills. About four years ago, I began to explore the digital realm. My image, "Conquering the Storm," was modeled and rendered in 3d and composited in Photoshop. Using a computer for art has allowed me to create worlds that I would not have been able to make on paper."


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

DATA Alumni Online

Find out what Digital Arts Technology Academy alum are up to now by visiting their work online.

Brian Evans Photographs
Brian Evan's Flickr stream
Brian Evans | 2005 graduate
2005 Anathan/Georgia Fogelson Purchase Award winner - PS Art Museum

Andrew Purnel's Flickr stream
Andrew Purnel | 2007 graduate
2007 participant, FACAS - Palm Springs Art Museum