I have taught Adobe Illustrator to both high school students and adults and used it to create many illustrations, used for posters, brochures, book covers, invitations and many other uses. I have expertise in all aspects of the program.
I have taught both adults and high school students about Adobe InDesign as well as using it to create a variety of publications including HS yearbook, literary magazines, book covers, and many others. I am adept at both the technical and aesthetic aspects of the program.
I teach aspects of the program such as typographical features such as font style, leading, text editing for both paragraph and display text, inserting images into a document and creating multiple page documents. More advanced features include text wrapping around images, using style sheets to create consistency, and adjusting transparency effects of photos and color backgrounds.
I have used Photoshop in many capacities: as a professional graphic designer, designing book covers, as a photographer ans photography teacher, as a teacher of a class in art and Computers, and as a means of manipulating and optimizing photos of fine art.
I have taught the AP Art history exam for several years and have taken numerous workshops and seminars on the subject. I know all the major periods of Art History starting with prehistoric and ancient cultures such as Mesopotamian, Babylonian, Minoan, Greek, Etruscan and Roman. I would then cover Medieval Art beginning with Early Christian and proceeding through Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic. The Renaissance period from the 14th to 16th centuries includes artists such as Giotto, Massacio, Cimabue, Verrochio, Raphael, da Vinci, and Michelangelo. The Baroque period in the 17th century includes, in Italy the works of Caravaggio and Bernini, in Spain, Velasquez and el Greco and in the Dutch republic, Vermee, Hals and Rembrandt. The 18th century includes the movements of Rococo, neo Classicism and Romanticism. In the 19th century we see the Realist movement (Courbet) the Impressionists (Manet, Monet, Cassatt), and Post Impressionism (Cezanne, Van Gogh, Suerat) Photography becomes a viable art medium. In the 20th century there are many movements starting with Modernism, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, and progressing through Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Earthworks and many others.
I can teach all aspects of drawing including value scales, types of line, cross hatching, contour drawing, negative space drawing, setting up a composition. I use elements and principles of design: contrast, variety ,unity, repetition, scale, rhythm, etc. I teach all media including pencil, charcoal, Conté crayon, pen and ink, pastel, and scratchboard.