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Digital Art. The website is called Digital Art Teacher, but have you ever noticed that we don’t actually have an art curriculum focused on digital art?

Today, I am delighted to tell you that this is no longer the case! Below you’ll find a sequence of lessons that will fill a semester with creative and informative digital art lessons and projects that will not only help your students learn how to do digital art, but also introduce them to Photoshop and Illustrator.

Many of these units have been used by hundreds of teachers in their classrooms when teaching graphic design or digital photography, so you can be assured that they are time tested! On top of that, I am always on hand to troubleshoot any issues you may or may not come across as you use the curriculum.

So check out the list of units below and see if any (or all) of them could work for you in your classroom! Each item in the list below are clickable links. The image below the links gives you an idea of the timeline and content. Also, if you are interested in having access to the whole curriculum, look into becoming a member

  1. Learn Design Elements Through Illustrator
  2. Copyright
  3. Pen Tool 
  4. Introduction to Photoshop
  5. Color Theory
  6. Color Blending
  7. Create an Emoji
  8. Christmas Card
  9. Final: Image Recreation
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Again if you’re interested, you can become a member to unlock access to the full visual arts curriculum. Don’t have the funds? You can also look into finding a way to get your school to pay for your membership with a purchase order. Not sure how to approach your administration? Check out last week’s post on how to get the help you need!

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