Welcome to the Computer Art @ CPH Wiki!

Computer Art is an Art course taught by Mr. D. Pearson at Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California.

Individual Wiki Pages

Each student enrolled in Computer Art will have their own wiki page. This will give you a chance to practice editing a wiki and a place to share your Portfolio.

See the Student Roster - each student's portfolio is accessible from it.

What is a Wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative web page. The most popular wiki is Wikipedia - an online collaborative encyclopedia. Anyone with an account should be able to login and edit a wiki page simply by clicking the page's edit button. Wikis typically keep copies of every version of every page and who made those particular changes. So reverting to a previous version is generally a simple task.

Your first assignment will be an individual assignment so you will have a chance to practice with the wiki on your own.

How do I Join?

Create your wikispaces account, then log in and click "JOIN this Wiki" on the left. Mr. Pearson will manually accept your request within 48 hours. We will do this together in class.

Course Info

This class will focus on digital design through the use of computer and image editing software, with the content focusing on the California Visual Art Standards. Students will become proficient in processing, analyzing and responding to artworks using the language and skills unique to the Visual Arts. Students will apply the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to create functional print-oriented designs as well as artistic pieces focused on self-expression. Students will study the evolution of art throughout history and various cultures, focusing specifically on influential artists and on the effect of technology on modern art and design. Students will critically evaluate their own work as well as the works of others utilizing the critiquing process as a way to formulate a position regarding the aesthetic value of a work of art as well as rational to revise their own work. Students will connect and apply creative thinking processes to other subject areas as well as possible career paths.

Through the completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identifying and analyze the elements and principles of art and design in works of art
  • Plan, create and display works of art and design by applying the elements of art and design
  • Make critical assessments of artwork using the language of the visual arts
  • Research cultural and historical styles of art and design throughout history
  • Prepare a portfolio of work that will serve a variety of purposes
  • Become familiar with possible career paths as they relate to the visual arts and design