Intro to Computing // Impossible Reality

For my students’ first Photoshop project, I wanted them to think outside the box and create an “Impossible Reality”. They had to gather their original photography and make new photos as needed to compose their surreal image. The main artist of inspiration was Eric Johansson. He is an incredible Photoshop artist, but also kind enough to post photos and videos to demonstrate his entire process, which is great for beginners to see. Like Eric, they needed to produce an image that tricks the eye to appear realistic.

Below are some examples that were turned in. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

Carson-Brantley_impossible-reality

by Carson Brantley

Elizabeth_Gammill-Impossible_Reality

by Elizabeth Gammill

Huner Smith

by Hunter Smith

Jacquelyn_Mullins_Impossible_Reality

by Tori Mullins

Julia-Thompson_impossible-reality

by Julia Thompson

Shannon-Shepherd_Impossible-Reality

by Shannon Shepherd

Whitney-White_impossible-reality-Rgb

by Whitney White

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Intro to Computing // Impossible Reality

Fall 2016: For my students’ first Photoshop project, I wanted them to think outside the box and create an “Impossible Reality”. They had to gather their original photography and make new photos as needed to compose their surreal image. The main artist of inspiration was Eric Johansson. He is an incredible Photoshop artist, but also kind enough to post photos and videos to demonstrate his entire process, which is great for beginners to see. Like Eric, they needed to produce an image that tricks the eye to appear realistic.

Below are some examples that were turned in. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

section1_bryce-sheasby_impossible-reality

by Bryce Sheasby

section1_hannah-livingston_impossible-reality

by Hannah Livingston

section1_kaitlyn-upton_impossible-reality

by Kaitlyn Upton

section3_brittany-riland_impossible-reality

by Brittany Riland

section3_gerald-wicks_impossible-reality

by Gerald Wicks

section3_olivia-ketchum_impossible-reality

by Olivia Ketchum

section4_alice-hanson_impossible-reality

by Allie Hanson

section4_anngray-flowers_impossiblereality

by Ann Gray Flowers

section4_canaan-griffin_impossible-reality2

by Canaan Griffin

section4_ques-nevels_impossible-reality

by Ques Nevels

Are You Intelligent? Are You Creative?

I have just discovered the brilliance of Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business.  In 2011 he was listed as “one of the world’s elite thinkers on creativity and innovation” by Fast Company magazine, and was ranked among the Thinkers50 list of the world’s top business thought leaders.  He also has a few TED Talks available to watch online.  This is how I found him.  I was searching for TED Talks that were about the imagination, and found this gem in which he promotes and defends the need of the arts in schools, and so much more.

I also found this encouraging talk in which he challenges his audience to consider the meaning of intelligence and creativity.  I love it.