After completing their experiment in white, student then went on to a still life in black. From their findings in white, most students were able to predict what would happen to the photographs taken in black. 

Students were placed into table groups. Each group was given a stack of photographs that I ripped from an old photography book. On the Promethean board I gave the students 10 compositional guidelines to find. One for each photograph. They were asked to write the guidel...

Students brought in a photograph that was special to them for their cyanotype project. We talked about negatives and positives and how it related to the history and evolution of film. Most of the students had an electronic image and the others took a photograph or eith...

After watching the video on photographic history, the students worked in groups to make a Camera Obscura. I thought it would be a good way for students to see not only how photography has evolved but to also see the rudimentary mechanics of how a camera works. The stud...

 The start of a new semester with my photography students. Our new project which focuses on exposure and compensation has the students photographing white objects on white backgrounds in Aperture Value mode. As they work they are recording their properties and findings...

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Since I was a child, I loved dabbling in art. That love grew, and it was nurtured by the amazing art teachers I had growing up. That experience helped shape my future academic studies and  eventually my career path. I received my BFA in Studio Art and my MAT in Art Education. Additionally, I am a National Board of Certified Teacher in Art, a member of the ART21 Cohort and I teach AP Studio Art  2D design. 

I have taught elementary, middle and high school art. I currently teach beginning and advanced digital art and photography at the high school level. I enjoy guiding and watching my students  grow in their creativity and technique. Whether they become practicing artists or not, I hope their experience in my classroom will help shape the way they see and interact with the art in their environment.