Visual Art with Ms. Lawson

Welcome student artists and parents!

This website will give you an overview of each of my courses, including sample student work and links to my class blogs. If you have any questions, please email me at stephanie.lawson@rcsdk12.org.

Student Work: MEdia 2&3

Media 2&3 are advanced full-year courses that meet every other day for two periods. Students may take upper level Media courses upon the successful completion of the Foundations Media sequence.

Media 2&3 expand on digital illustration, graphic design, animation, and video concepts introduced in Foundations Media. We generally use the Adobe Creative Suite, but during our remote learning adventure, we will be using equivalent free apps on our Chromebooks. Access to a smartphone or tablet with a camera and the ability to download free apps will be helpful for this course. Please email Ms. Lawson if you are unable to get a computer mouse or something to take photos with.

Media 2 Zoom Classes: Tuesday & Friday 8:55-10:00
Media 3 Zoom Classes: Monday & Thursday 8:55-10:00

Typographic Animation

Lily Ni
Class of 2018
Media 2

Animated Silhouette
Portraying a Social Issue

Quamae Newsome
Class of 2018
Media 2

Typographic Animation

McKenzie Cutt
Class of 2018
Media 2

Social Issue Silhouette

Oliver Sherrill
Class of 2020
Media 2

Vector Landscape

Sophia Hall
Class of 2021
Media2

Vector Self-Portrait

Raphael McKelvey-Duncan
Class of 2018
Media 3

Student Work: Foundations Media

Foundations 1 Media is an introductory semester-long course that will meet every other day for two periods.

Foundations 2 Media is an intermediate semester-long course that will meet every other day for two periods.

Media classes cover digital illustration, graphic design, animation, and video. We generally use the Adobe Creative Suite, but during our remote learning adventure, we will be using equivalent free apps on our Chromebooks. Access to a smartphone or tablet with a camera and the ability to download free apps will be helpful for this course. Please email Ms. Lawson if you are unable to get a computer mouse or something to take photos with.

All SOTA Visual Arts majors are required to take Foundations 1&2 Media as part of their graduation requirements. Students who wish to further study digital art at an advanced level may choose to take Media 2&3.

Foundations 1 Media Zoom Classes: Tuesday & Friday 10:05-11:10
Foundations 2 Media Zoom Classes: Monday & Thursday 1:15-2:20

Stop Motion Animation

Mokhtar Kasim & Tai Kar
Class of 2022
Foundations 1 Media

Multiple Mes Photoshop Collage

Aleesa Kong
Class of 2021
Foundations 1 Media

Stop Motion Animation

Anastacia Nieves & Gianna Potter
Class of 2022
Foundations 1 Media

Student work: Art 7

Seventh grade Visual Arts is a 10-week course that will meet everyday for one period. In this course, you will develop your skills in a wide variety of art techniques, two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums, genres, and tools while learning about the history, aesthetics and creative process of art. We will also learn to look at and discuss personal artwork, as well as the artwork of others.

Art7 Zoom Classes: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:25-2:55

3D Food Truck

Maria Ortez Valencia
Class of 2025
Art 7

Illuminated Manuscript Letter

Rosabella Rodriguez
Class of 2022
Art 7

Oil Pastel Cake

Lillian Brickman
Class of 2025
Art 7

About me

This is my eighth year at School of the Arts, and I'm still excited to come to work every day! I have a BFA in New Media Design from RIT, and a Master's of Science in Teaching from RIT. I have over a decade of industry experience in interactive design, and frequently connect my students with real world design professionals. I am also a runner and coach SOTA's modified cross country team.

Resources

Class blogs and Course Criteria Sheets are linked below.

Please email me at stephanie.lawson@rcsdk12.org for the code to join the appropriate Google Classroom.