I use my experience in high-tech Research Engineering and active practice in the Visual Arts using traditional methods, computer graphics programing and math, to develop and teach K-12 in-school residencies that integrate Art into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula targeted to meet CT state and district standards. This STEAM approach engages students through multiple intelligences, with activities that strongly relate STEM subjects to student interests in computers, digital media and the Arts. I also give Teacher Workshops on the education methods and tools that I use which are CEU accredited and qualify for graduate college credits. I am also available for workshops and lectures about my work for presentation to the general public for all ages.
I. Fun With Freaky Fractals and Digital Media (Connecticut Library Consortium Library Resource Online Catalog: http://performers.ctlibrarians.org/listings/search/results.php?id=1738)
Art is about patterns of color, Math is about patterns of numbers, and Computers can be used to easily make fantastic patterns of color from patterns of numbers. We’ll learn to use a computer to make beautiful and colorful art using simple math, print posters, and make screen-savers, save images as desktop wallpaper and more. We’ll also get firsthand behind-the-scenes understanding of just what is all this Digital Media that surrounds us and even learn a little programming using a free simple but powerful modern language designed for non-technical people to let them creatively ‘Draw with Code’. Required Resources: Computer (desktop or portable, Mac or Windows) for each participant with free software XaoS and Processing installed (download instructions to be provided), projector or large screen display with computer interface, projection screen, podium/desk for instructor’s laptop computer
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