Quarter 1, Semester 1

DA1 Logo Designs

  • Design a personal logo

Building PLNs

  • Collect and share resources for graphics, animation, or photography

DA2 Lighting Techniques OR Di Challenge 1: Ancient Youth Designs >>>

Camera Basics Intro / ReviewReview who to use manual camera settings



Quarter 2, Semester I

Aperture Review

  • Review the basics of photo editing w/Aperture

DA3 Creative Portraits

  • Complete THREE quality images w/watermarks
  • Apply a post-processing technique to each image

DA4 Dia Dead II

  • Create work surrounding the cultural tradition of Dia de los Muertos

DA5 Famous Photographer Video Biography

  • Write, record, edit, and publish a video on a 'famous photographer'

Di Vocab Test

  • 'Test' your knowledge of digital imaging vocabulary!
  • Just to make things fun ;)

Semester I Final

  • DATA Professional Hours

    • Start or update your Google spreadsheet logging any hours you have had working w/professionals so far
    • Share it with me for credit!
  • Professional Web Portfolio

    • Start or update your Flavors online portfolio
      • MAKE SURE to find 'Your sentence!'
  • Post 'your sentence' and a link to your website HERE!!!
Quarter 3, Semester II

Di Challenges (DA5 - 10)

Complete FIVE of the following projects during Quarter III and submit them to the appropriate contests

Check calendar for DEAD LINES (No exceptions)!

  • My Digital Life (PhotocolorGraphix)

    • Investigate: How you represent your life as a digital teen
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Earth Through a Lens (ETaL)

    • Investigate: The natural environment, human impact on the environment, or the human figure and the environment
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • (FACAS) Power!

    • Investigate: The theme of 'Power' for the 2012 FACAS
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
  • Imagination: California Streaming

  • Nature in Color (Cathedral City Arts Commission)

    • Investigate: Color found in nature
    • Submit your cropped 8x10" image for the contest and exhibit
  • Editorial Cartoons (News Currents)

    • Investigate: Any subject of national or international interest
    • Submit your work to the National discussion program!
  • Doodle for Google 2012

    • Investigate: Re-design the Google logo with the theme "if I could travel in time, I'd visit... "
    • Submit your work to the National contest!
  • Di Designs

    • Investigate: Graphic design as jobs are brought to us
    • Prepare work for clients in a variety of forms
  • Imagine: Rio Vista Collaboration

    • Investigate: Collaborating and telling stories through digital imagery
    • Submit your work for the book, video, and exhibit!
  • Air (CREEC)

    • Investigate: The theme of Air or Air related issues using your digital art and/or photography skills
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
    • Submissions to the contest and show may relate to Environmental Art, Recycle Art, or Photo Essay
  • National Portrait Gallery

    • Investigate: Creative portraits that communicate something about you or someone you know
    • SUBMIT YOUR WORK HERE!
  • Surrealistic Me (The Student Creative)

    • Investigate: Surreal self-portraits for our third global digital arts collaboration
    • Include an artist's statement explaining who you are and how your work connects to the theme
    • Wait until we see the show Digital Darkroom in Los Angeles!
  • Vans Custom Culture

    • Investigate: The Collaboration with advanced art students based on the themes: Art, Music, Action Sports, Local Flavor
    • Submit your work to the National contest and promote using positive social media!
  • Inside Out

    • Investigate: The idea of personal identity and contribute to the global project
    • As a group, photograph and display a cohesive idea
  • Mobile Creativity

    • Investigate: The use of creative apps on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod
    • Contribute to the new Di Mobile Creativity gallery
    • List the apps used when you upload to the DAE Ning!!


Quarter 4, Semester II

DA11 Light Painting OR Project X_1


DA12 Double X OR Project X_2


DA13 Video OR Project X_3


DA14 Video OR Project X_4


Semester II Final

  1. Update/Create your DATA Professional Hours Spreadsheet

    • Share your spreadsheet with me for credit!
  2. Update/Create your Professional Web Portfolio

    • Start or update your Flavors or Wix online portfolio
      • MAKE SURE 'Your sentence' is included!
  3. Post 'your sentence' AND a link to your website HERE!!!

  4. Complete End of the Year survey

  5. Backup and delete all media

    • iPhoto and Aperture libraries
    • iMovie Projects
    • iTunes library
    • desktop items
    • Empty the trash!!!