Mrs. Parsons


We are currently working on:

Introduction to Composition, Color Theory & Elements,

Principles of Design and Surrealism


We are preparing for our mid term exam.  The exam will be an authentic task using Adobe Photoshop CC.  Review steps used to repair the antique photo.  You will need them for the mid term.  Any projects that need to be made up should be done during Unit Lunch.  Bring a bag lunch to allow you the most time to catch up on any missed work.  The end of the  marking period in coming very soon.




Unit Title: Digital Media and Our World




Essential Question(s):




How does  digitaL media impact society?




How does digital media affect the consumer?




What is Photoshop?




How can I express myself through Photoshop??





5 credits - Full Year - no prerequisite.      Grades 9, 10, 11, 12


Course Description:


Students will be introduced to concepts and careers related to visual communications utilizing the Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design applications. Students will become familiar through hands-on projects utilizing Photoshop’s desktop tools, palettes, selections, layers, vector graphics, and special effects. Projects will focus on incorporating Photoshop enhanced art into the pre-press layout process utilizing Adobe Illustrator and In-Design applications. Digital photography will also be a major component of this course.


Students should come prepared each day with a flash drive and a pocketed notebook for recording class notes and organizing class handouts.



Course Policies:

  • Students are to come to class with a positive attitude and willing to learn.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to make-up any missed work as soon as possible. School policy defines allowed make-up time to be equal to the amount of time absent. Example: absent two days would allow two days to make up any missed work. I will be more than willing to address any extenuating circumstances as long as the student discusses the situation with me upon return from an absence.
  • All assignments are due on time. Points will be deducted for each day late.
  • Project grades are based upon student performance during and upon completion of a given project.
  • Three (3) unexcused late arrivals to class = 1 detention. Each additional late will receive additional detentions.



Grading Policy:


  • Class Participation                   30%
  • Projects                                50%
  • Tests                                   20%