GIMP for Gala (Seventh Grade Digital Art, 2012-2013)

Mr. Chambers' seventh grade classes used GIMP (graphic arts software - Photoshop equivalent) to make Digital Art for the Tejano Center for Community Concerns (TCCC)-Raul Yzaguirre School for Success (RYSS) Gala (October 19, 2012). They utilized existing photographs made by RYSS students on various field trips with the Houston Audubon Society. Twenty-six pieces were put up for silent auction at the gala.

The students trained with the GIMP software to be able to teach it. A core group (22) traveled with Mr. Chambers to Harmony Hills Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas, [October 9] to teach second graders (taught by Ms. Yolanda Vaness) how to use the software for future projects [workshop]. Also, their (RYSS students) Digital Art will be shown at the 8th Annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2013), Sattal Estate, India, February 22-24, 2013. Mr. Chambers is an Advisory Board Member for CeC.

RYSS Students' Digital Art