SchoolArts Magazine

MAR 2009

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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Teacher-Student Portfolio Susan Tadlock & Design Rigor Susan Tadlock, Teacher Painting, drawing, and ceramics have been part of Susan Tadlock's life for as long as she can remember. Painting watercolors is presently where her interests lie. She attends postgraduate classes each summer in Taos, New Mexico to concentrate on new techniques and explore the landscape. Working on location and concentrating on Native American imagery, she finds that the Taos architecture, sun, and people are wonderful inspiration. She enjoys some abstraction and incorporates diluted coffee crystals with watercolor media in analytical formats. She also uses arbitrary color palettes and interesting cropping positions. Teaching computer art at the high-school level, Susan has taken her painting ideas into her lessons for her e-media students. Susan Tadlock teaches painting, drawing, and ceramics at Allen High School and Collin College in Allen, Texas. Design Rigor, Student Ever since she could remember, Design has been experimenting with different types of artwork and media. After watching a movie called A Scanner Darkly, she was inspired to get into computer art and looked for different ways to recreate the styles incorporated in the animation of the film. She soon began using Adobe Illustrator and realized she could use it to recreate the look of the movie. After mastering the different tools and getting familiar with vectors, she was able to finally recreate the rotoscopes seen in the movie. Since then, Design has considered vector art her forté and has been creating various digital selfportraits. She continues to work with vectors, incorporating bright and contrasting colors into all of her pieces to make her statement heard. Design Rigor is a student at Allen High School in Allen, Texas. call for Entries: SchoolArts is recognizing the work of students and teachers from around the country, and we are looking for more art to be featured. Please send images of your work and the work of one of your students, along with 100-word artist's statements, on a CD to Nancy Walkup, Editor, SchoolArts, 2223 Parkside Drive, Denton, TX 76201. 16 March 2009 SchoolArts

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