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I grew up in the small town of Durant, Oklahoma and went to college at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.  While at UNT, I received two bachelor's degrees: one in Radio, TV & Film Studies and one in History.  After moving to Bellingham in 2006, I attended Western Washington University in order to get my teaching certification.  I taught History and technology classes at high schools in Bellingham from spring 2010 to June 2012.  In the fall of 2012, I was happy to find what I consider to be a dream job here at MMS teaching digital art classes.  I enjoy the thrill of teaching classes that always change with the latest techniques and technology.

Aside from education, I have over 10 years of experience in graphic design, photography and the digital printing industry.  Living in Mount Vernon with my family, I enjoy cooking; looking for new music to listen to; listening to news podcasts and reading technology and design blogs.

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Rundown: Week Ending 12/5/14

2nd period Design Team

This week, we continued working on making sure our portfolio blogs are up to date. Our work with principles of design focused more on balance in design. Students made animated GIF balance maps of asymmetrical and symmetrical photos and design to post to their blogs. We finished the week with a 30 minutes design challenge that asked students to consider BALANCE, EMPHASIS and typography.

5th and 6th period Graphic Design

This week, we studied LINE as an element of art. Specifically, the 5 types of lines and the idea of implied line (lines created by other lines or other elements of art). Additionally, we discused negative and positive space.  To demonstrate learning, students used various lines and a color scheme of their choice to fill the negative space of their artwork with color zentangles.  The remaining white space becomes positive space when the viewer reads the student's name or nickname.

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