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Meet Adrianne Nix
High School Art Teacher
Leyden High Schools
Originally I thought that I was going to be a painter/artist and it wasn't until I got a summer job as an art instructor that the education bug hit me. I really enjoy working with students and seeing them grow as artists and people. I love being able to expose high school students to all the possibilities that Adobe has to offer because they are our future creatives.
When I first started teaching 17 years ago my philosophy centered around guiding students in becoming educated citizens. I was there to teach students art but I was also trying to teach them how to be active participants in the world around them. Now my teaching has focused on preparing students for a technologically creative future. I strive to give them as many venues for success and future careers as I can.
I teach two levels of Graphic Design where I teach Photoshop and Illustrator and a Motion Graphics/Animation course where we are using After Effects, Premiere, Animate and Character Animator. I encourage students to use the mobile apps like Capture on their phones to create assets they can use in class and the Creative Cloud to access assets between programs. My students are also using Behance to showcase their work and I've just started having them work with Spark to create presentations and social media posts. I encourage them to experiment and play to see which programs they enjoy working with more.
One of the best aspects of the Adobe education community is the ability to share ideas and find other digital art teachers like myself. it's inspiring to find peers that share the same passions and interest in digital art as I do. The feedback that I've gotten has validated what I do as a teacher and inspired me to share the resources I've created and amassed over the years.