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Chelsea CTE High School

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This page is still being edited. January 3,2007


Thomas Jacklin, a junior in CDT, has been hired as art director, and document creator for this (Fall '06) semester. As part of his responsibilities, the link will take you to a series of postcards that were printed as part of the opening of a professional looking gallery at the school.


The reaction of the students, teachers and administration to seeing their creative work contextualized in a professional way is leading to significant postive results in student and faculty enthusiasm and engagement, and most important a better environment for learning to happen.


The new communication design practice we are investigating is using a wiki as a content aggregation tool to make the creatives job easier. Our initial experimentation has yielded promising results. Thomas was able to have a week to design, then did all the document creation in about 5 hours.

The teachers at the school were able to proofread and confirm student names spelling, and the connection of works to students over a weeks time. The file was submitted Monday at 11:30 pm. Approximately 500 cards, 12 each of 39 different versions were delivered to the school on Tuesday. They were given out on Parent's night, Thursday night, October 25.


The reported results were very encouraging. The students were VERY excited to see their work on postcards. The teacher was very happy. And the admins loved it.


The next step is to work with the "buy in" we've been able to get from some high school students to engage them in literacy training that will lead to the publication of a book at the end of the semester, to be published as a compliment to to a year end show in their new Gallery.


link to postcards produced for SCAA gallery produced by Thomas Jockin Parsons '08



In this project the art teacher at SCAA started with pictures of each students face.

Throughout the semester, each student used digital tools to render their faces in

"the style of..." Modrian, Picasso, Van Gogh and Keith Harring.


Book creative direction and document creation by Alison Chan Parsons 07

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