Friday, March 29, 2013

Creating Tahquitz

Our 3rd multi-age, cross-media project from the Rio Vista Collaboration series is well under way! Legends of Tahquitz focuses on multiple perspectives of a local myth, while bridging this local arts & literacy effort with our 2013 Student Creative global collaboration, MyThology.

This year's project begins with three stories written by James Workman Middle School GATE English students from varying perspectives of the Tahquitz Canyon myth. From these three pieces, Di students again worked with Rio Vista Elementary 3rd graders to develop an exciting visual foundation for digital illustrations. After initial artworks were completed under the direction of PSUSD Visual Arts Specialist Louisa Castrodale, Di students then began to work in teams to create solutions for three separate animations which will be submitted to local and regional student film festivals. All media will be compiled as a fully interactive digital text for the iPad and downloadable for free from the iBookstore on iTunes.

Later this Spring, video from this project and further imagery will join our fourth Student Creative digital text alongside works from students sharing their mythological perspectives from around the globe.

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