The Fillmore Digital Arts Curriculum is designed to engage students in essential skills; communication, collaboration, problem-solving and critical thinking, by using digital technology to express creative concepts. Students in grades 1-5 explore and experiment with drawing, stop-motion animation, digital alternative processes and photography.
As students explore the Digital Arts offerings, they develop the ability to evaluate and integrate information, media, and other technology by creating a variety of projects (humorous, authentic, silly, historical) and making connections between learning and the real world. In the process they have creative fun and build a skill set that prepares them for a globally competitive world.
Our digital arts instructor, Ms Pollet, instructs students in exploring applications from the Adobe CS6 Master Collection, including Photoshop, Flash and Premiere Pro, for drawing, image manipulation, animation, movie making, and digital photography. Students also explore the use of Dragon Frame, iMovie, Photo Booth, and Garage Band.
Students are introduced to the Macintosh environment first, learning to create, open, and save files correctly. The Fillmore digital arts lab is equipped with Apple 20″ Intel Core 2 Duo iMacs with iSight cameras, digital cameras, Pro HD1080p web cams, tripods, green screen, multi-plane animation stations (designed and built by Ms Pollet), printers, scanners and Wacom draw tablets.
Digital Arts Students ROCK the HOUR OF CODE!
Fillmore digital arts students love and excitedly engage in our Hour of Code days, when they are tasked to block code various game challenges, achieve higher levels, and earn a completion certificate.