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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Adobe MAX

This week the Adobe MAX event is happening virtually and it is free for all which is a great opportunity to catch some amazing free talks on art, design, and photography. 

Suggested sessions are:

Bold New Strokes for Illustration and Painting

  • Illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who is a visual artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, performance, and sculpture. Curiosity and humor are underlying themes throughout Oliver's practice as an artist and storyteller.*
  • Designer, letterer, and educator Lauren Hom discussing "How to Find Your Creative Voice Without Overthinking It."
  • Artist David Choe, whose work appears in a wide variety of urban culture and entertainment contexts. He has illustrated and written for magazines including Hustler, Ray Gun, and Vice.*

The Art of Photography

  • Photographer Elise Swopes who will discuss "Photoshop on iPad for the Modern Surrealist"
  • Photographer Dario Calmese, the first African American to photograph the cover of Vanity Fair. 

Video in the Spotlight

  • Famed writer and director Wes Anderson has created a perfectly-symmetrically shot, original film to share with you*
  • Music video director, graphic designer, and singer-songwriter Woodkid takes us through his creative process*

From Blank Screen to Brilliant

  • Artist Ai Weiwei, a Chinese contemporary artist known for his socially, politically, and culturally incisive work*
  • Artist Shepard Fairey in conversation with Gil Vazquez, Executive Director, Keith Haring Foundation and David Stark, Founder and President, Artestar*
Connected, Creative, and Productive Anywhere

  • Designer and writer Gail Anderson in conversation with designer and illustrator Zipeng Zhu
  • Artist and illustrator Anthony Jones who has educated and helped thousands of aspiring artists to begin, or find their careers. Join him for his talk "Creativity is Not a Talent; It's a Skill You Can Learn.

Creative Luminary: Photographer Mark Seliger

  • Hear from photographer Mark Seliger, known for his portraits of celebrities and political figures, with inspirational insights and anecdotes about his favorite storytelling moments.

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