|Education||Bachelor of Arts in Photography from the Art Institute of Colorado|
|About me||I enjoy traveling, specifically road trips. I’ve been to 34 of the 50 states but I haven’t traveled abroad, yet! I live in a skoolie with my partner Blake, our cat Frank, our pup Mammoth and our hens. I teach because Photography allows people to have a voice and express their thoughts, feelings and perspectives in a visual way that fuses Art and Science. It documents time, stories, and opens the door to witness other voices. I teach because I want our students to see that potential and their voices to be heard.|
|Why teach?||I have spent my free time over the last few years converting a school bus into a mobile tiny house and through photography, I’ve been documenting the process.|
Would you like to improve your darkroom skills?
Open to 9-12th grade-- Art Foundations is a prerequisite
Do you want to learn how to use a digital camera?
Ex Cineribus is TSAS's art anthology. This is a student-led class that requires students to put together a quality product from start to finish.
Students will learn the basics of black-and-white photography including camera operation, film exposure, processing, composition, studio set-up, basic lighting, and printing. Students will learn to use all parts of the darkroom for processing and printing black and white film. They begin the course building their own pinhole camera and will be exposed to different terms, techniques, and various artist's works. Students will present their artwork to the class for exhibition and criticism. Returning students will expand on their darkroom skills; they will develop a portfolio of their images and learn to manipulate their images in the darkroom. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras but class cameras will be available for check out.
This is a portfolio photography class.
Refine your film developing and darkroom-printing skills as you deepen the creative aspects of your camera work. In this course, you will also explore the art of visual communication and ways to use photography as a fine art design element. Students will present their artwork to the class for exhibition and criticism. You'll deepen the creative aspects of your camera work and develop portfolio-ready pieces. We recommend that you bring your own film camera but class cameras will be available for check out. Returning students will expand on their darkroom skills; they will develop a portfolio of their images and learn to manipulate their images in the darkroom. Advanced students can introduce digital photography into their creative process.
This is a two-semester class commitment, Photography I prior is suggested but not a required. Yearbook may seem like a class, but it's much more. This class is a student-run project that requires dedication and creativity. Student's actively build every aspect of the yearbook including student portraits, event photography, editing, graphic design, marketing, communication, writing, reporting and interviewing. This class does include after-school activities and events that need to attended.
(/ziːn/ ZEEN; short for magazine or fanzine) is a small-circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, usually reproduced via photocopier. This class explores the world of self-expression and storytelling through avenues of photography, collage, writing, illustration, and any other art you can think of. The possibilities are limitless, and the subject is up to you! Learn bookbinding, photoshop manipulation, healthy workflows, and about the underground artist community of Zine.
- 1 Capstones
- 1.1 How Covid Affected Today's Youth
- 1.2 My Progression as an Aspiring Amateur Photographer
- 1.3 Quarantine Photo Philosophy
- 1.4 One Year Skate Progression
- 1.5 Me, Covid, and my Journal
- 1.6 Cyber Security for Daily Life
- 1.7 Intimacy of the Ordinary
- 1.8 Joylynn Smetana Photography Website
Elizabeth Davis '21
Surveying Affects of Covid
Alejandra Jaramillo '20
Lucia Johnson '21
Quarantine Photo Philosophy
Gavin Langham '21
Deanna Mendez '21
Jaidyn Moore '20
Cyber threats for average users
Ella Ray-Salehy '21
Visual Journey of Life
Joylynn Smetana '20