"If you like to draw, try combining graphics; use your drawings with pictures," Vega told the class. "The great thing about the computer is that there is really no limit of what you can do with your drawings."
The attendees, all between first and fifth grade, were given paper folded to mimic the dimensions of the posters they would make by the end of the week. Vega encouraged them to use the entire paper to try a few different ideas.
"Just visualize a poster and what you think you want it to look like," Vega said as she passed out the papers. She encouraged them to not just think about pictures, but to also think about what words they want on the poster as well as the placement and design of the words.
"I have two that I possibly want to do," said
The camp only has two computers, so students who decide on their poster earlier will begin first while the others finalize their plans.
Vega said many would likely have more ideas after they took their pictures during their walk around
"I just want to go around and take cool pictures," said
"Sometimes, with ideas, they kind of have to evolve," Vega told her students.
Vega showed the class some of her designs using ball point pen drawings, paintings, photographs and images originally made on the computer. She is about to begin her first year as an art teacher at
She is not worried about her students understanding the computer programing either.
"I'll use language they understand, but kids pick up things very quickly," said Vega. "It's just repetition so once they get it, they'll take off."
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