Introduction to Digital Artistry offers the student an opportunity to integrate technology with their current body of work. Students will be able to explore, develop, and express their artistic visions through the use of digital media via a desktop or Wacom Tablets. Course work is based on state and district standards adopted for the art curriculum and will focus on developing a strong portfolio for collage admission. Active sketchbooks and artist research will focus on compositions that deal with appropriation, juxtaposition, re-contextualization, layering, and interaction of text and image. Students will develop an increased art vocabulary for responding to class and self-critiques. Students should expect tests and quizzes on techniques, art vocabulary and concepts. Students will have the opportunity to attend art exhibits, artist talks, and to interact with digital media artists via Skype.