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Hamburg Art Department: Sue Tobin, Roseline Dufresne, Sue Moscato, Jeanne Comerford, John Brady, Sue Mair, Michelle Cyrek, Jennifer Logue, Michael Edwards,

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1 Hamburg Art Department: Sue Tobin, Roseline Dufresne, Sue Moscato, Jeanne Comerford, John Brady, Sue Mair, Michelle Cyrek, Jennifer Logue, Michael Edwards, Diane Feasley, Mary Ann Boyles

2 -the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, or interpretations. -originality, progressiveness and imagination. Creativity is:

3 Creativity Experts Researchers found that, “Students who study the arts seriously are taught to see better, to envision, to persist, to be playful and learn from mistakes, to make critical judgments and justify such judgments,” A study by James S. Catterall, a professor of education at the University of California, Los Angeles, found that students who had more involvement in the arts in school and after school scored better on standardized tests. e_revolution.html e_revolution.html

4 What we do to develop the creative capacity of the students at Hamburg! Elementary Program - Creates opportunities for children to explore their creative talents, develop their creative thinking skills and empowers them to apply these skills to other disciplines in a way that no other curriculum allows. Middle School - Continues to build on creative problem solving skills introduced at the elementary level and prepares students for advanced level thinking and design problems. Studio Art- Accelerated program for students who show an aptitude for the Visual Arts and creative problem solving. High School – Continue to support students creative thoughts and ideas, by nurturing individual growth and artistic style. Prepare students for college and career goals. AP & Advanced Studies Courses- Allows students to express individual growth through more specific course work and allows them to gain a head start for their future.

5 Our Approaches to Developing Creativity in Education

6 Stimulating and Rewarding Curiosity and Exploration Photography Lesson Students are asked to go out and explore their environments to capture elements and principles of art created by nature.

7 Encouraging Confidence and a Willingness to take Risks Jewelry Lesson As a beginning jewelry project students are asked to describe through jewelry design the physical and behavioral characteristics of a specific animal.

8 Providing Opportunities for Choice and Discovery Drawing and Painting Lesson As the semesters progresses each lesson taught opens more opportunities for students to explore materials and techniques. Students are able to choose what kind of materials and techniques they want to use to evoke a viewer response.

9 Transcending Traditional Ideas Ceramic Lessons Students explore different time periods and communicate what they have learned in a 3-D format.

10 Graphic Design and Illustration Establishing Purpose and Intention As designers, students need to produce creative solutions based on client needs such as; logos, advertisement, posters and other commercial design. Students work with concepts involved in developing designs from inception to presentation, utilizing both traditional media and industry based computer software.

11 Focusing on Mastery and Self-Competition Portfolio Assessments In Advanced Placement Studio students are expected to formulate an area of artistic and thematic interest. In this theme they must create 12 artworks that are increasingly more sophisticated both in technique and idea.

12 Researchers have found that creativity in schools is important because technology is advancing our society at an unprecedented rate and creative problem solving will be needed to cope with these challenges as they arise. In addition to helping with problem solving, creativity can also helps students identify problems where others have failed to do so.


14 New Advanced Studies and Career Ready Courses Digital Photography Black and White Photography Drawing Painting Fashion Design Developing a Creative Computer Design in the Workplace Course Implement a course that explores the careers that utilizing Computer Design. The Art of Innovation! There isn't a business in America that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. Connecting Engineering & Science Education with Imagination and Creativity.

15 Fashion Design & Illustration

16 Computerized Drawing and Design Students will: solve design problems using a variety of design based software. explore the many career possibilities in the design field. gain skills that will prepare them for college programs in the design fields.

17 Concept Architectural Design Concept Architectural Designs Concept Automotive Design

18 Current Uses of Technology in the Art Rooms

19 Technology in The Art Rooms Using a digital camera Working with industry standard software, ie: Aperture and Photoshop CS4 Storing images, file types, printing and presenting images Digital layouts and designs, ie: Logo designs Silkscreen designs Students are required to photograph and present their portfolios to the AP/College s digitally. This requires them to utilize digital cameras and various software programs. Many AP students work in the digital arts for their AP concentration. Every intro level art class uses technology for gaining references. Art History students are required to create Powerpoint presentations and use technology for research purposes. When technology is available, we attempt to introduce students to technology in all classes. Teachers use technology to present information to the students in a variety of ways including their websites. Teacher’s and student’s are exploring new technological software and hardware to enhance the learning experience, ie: iPads, drawing tablets, smart phones and apps.

20 Careers founded on Creativity and future outlook data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Overall employment of advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers is expected to increase by 13 percent through 2018. Multimedia Artists and Animators- 14% Projected Growth Game Designer- 14% Projected Growth Art Director- 12% Projected Growth Fashion Designer- 22,700 people employed Interior Designer- 19% Projected Growth Architect- 16% Projected Growth Graphic Designer- 13% Projected Growth Film Director- 11% Projected Growth Curators- 23% Projected Growth Etc… The modern creative industries employ talented people in many fields such as television, radio, film, marketing and advertising, design, public relations, popular music, web development and many more.

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