Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Designing Ancient Youth

For several weeks during the month of October, local artist and 2005 Cathedral City High School grad Aaron Hansen, worked with students in the Di studio to develop the 2011-12 CCHS SkillsUSA and DATA Digital Imaging t-shirt designs.

Aaron, well known in the Coachella Valley for murals at PSUSD schools, fine art aerosol paintings, and one of a kind t-shirt designs, shared his insights with students on why "less is more" and how to find inspiration for color, light, and design from the natural world around you. Students presented designs along the way for discussion and critique with final images collected on for peer voting. For the SkillsUSA shirt, both local middle schools were included in the voting to help strengthen the connection for our new digital arts Student2Student mentoring program.

Not only was this a great experience for students to work directly with a professional screen printer and compete to have their own art worn, it was excellent practice for this year's SkillsUSA State t-shirt design competition!

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