Saturday, June 20, 2009

DATA Blog Mentioned in ArtEd Online

The DATA Blog was spotted in the May/June 2009 issue of ArtEd Online, a column by Craig Roland, associate professor of art education at the University of Florida.  The article, Building Your PersonalLearning Network, Part 2 , is part of Craig's monthly series for art educators in School Arts Magazine, a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Spring Reviewed


Visit to Landau Elementary School
On May 29th DATA teacher Matt Cauthron and graduating students Leah Oakes and Jessica Smith were invited to speak to fifth grade students at Landau Elementary.  The presentation focused on student work from the Digital Imaging program and the importance of doing well in middle school.  Student speakers were given the opportunity to share their work and experiences in DATA as well as exercise their public speaking skills.

NATAS Award Winners
Congratulations to the following students for receiving scholarships from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Pacific Southwest Chapter
  • Sonia Alicia Velazquez- $1,305 (David Garcia Scholarship)
  • Cindy Gastelum- $1,000
  • Nailah Johnson- $825
  • Laszlo Kovesdi- $725

State Superintendent Jack O'Connel Visits DATA
On May 28th, 2009, State Superintendent of Public Education for California, Jack O' Connell, visited The Digital Arts Technology Academy and CCHS as part of a digital textbook initiative.  Superintendent O' Connell toured classrooms, met teachers, and spoke to local media while on campus. 

S O L D !
Digital Imaging students, Gardenia Ramirez (12th grade) and Katie England (11th grade) sold their first works of art to private collectors immediately following the FACAS exhibition at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  Katie, whose image, Project: Peace, was purchased by a Washington state resident for the amount of $75.00.  Gardenia's piece, Lost in the Desert, was purchased for $200.00 by
a Los Angles photography collector as #1 in a limited edition of 25.   
See Digital Fine Arts Creativity.

DATA Students On Air at KPSP Local 2
Journalism students produced and aired their own 30 minute segment on KPSP CBS2 

Spring Trip to Balboa Island

On May 14th, 2009, DATA teachers and 100 students spent the day touring art and culture at Balboa Park in San Diego, Ca.  Tours included...

DATA Graduates 2009
Congratulations to the 2009 graduating class of the Digital Arts Technology Academy!