Illustrated Words

2020 has been one crazy year. I have been teaching online since March 2019 and have been busy adapting and reformatting everything to use in Canvas.

Although we can’t be together in person, my students have been doing a fantastic job. As a result of learning from home, I have had to change the structure of my CTE design class. Instead of working on MacBooks and Adobe Photoshop in the classroom, we use PhotoPea and Chrome books at home. I have to say PhotoPea has been a pleasant surprise; while not as good as Photoshop, the skills they learn will translate easily into Photoshop. In addition, students have a free program to use anytime they wish at home.

I want to share my students’ Illustrated Words Project. In this project, students created a themed composition focusing on a word. In addition, this project explores layer modes, layer styles, and layer order to achieve different blending effects. Students also explored the text tool and learned advanced techniques to edit typography and download and import different font styles.


Published by Welcome to the Art Side - Art with Mrs. Dowd

Navigating my way through middle school while trying to engage and inspire. I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade visual art and CTE Digital Design at McFadden Intermediate.

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