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10-13-2000, 08:26 PM
I am interested in starting an after school digital art club for kids. Any ideas on how to structure this? Ages would be 13-18.

Anyone aware of some excellent web sites where their work could be posted?

10-14-2000, 11:06 AM
Here would be my suggestions:

Take a look at Bryce 4. This is a easy to use rendering engine that is known for its landscape rendering.

Your students are old enough to be able to handle its sophistication.

Check this site out: <a href="http://topazdesigns.com/bryce/marisandra.htm">Topaz Designs</a>. The author is an 18 year old Canadian high school student.

Here is a discussion group that could be used for feedback/posting:
<a href="http://pub1.ezboard.com/btopazdesigns">Topaz Discussions</a>

Good luck and stay in contact, I'd love to see the stuff they produce!!

10-14-2000, 11:36 AM
Couldn't resist, had to think of a few more:

<a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/elfwood.html">Lothlorien</a> By far the largest collection of amateur art on the Internet. A lot of it is digital, especially in the Zone 47 section. You can check out my area for a <a href="http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/zone/d/h/dhenton/dhenton.html">sample</a> (WARNING: shameless self-promotion).

The <a href="http://www.sijun.com">sijun</a> forums is a great place to find leads to heavy duty professional digital work (the digital matte painter for Stargate SG-1 hangs out there), but the language can tend to be a bit PG-13 at times.

As for structuring, I would recommend exploring by software types perhaps (rendering programs such as Bryce or 3DS) , drawing/painting programs such as Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, or Painter, and vector based programs such as Illustrator or Corel Draw. It would depend on your time and budget.

"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan

10-20-2000, 12:16 AM
thanks for the direction...I'll let you know how my research goes.

10-25-2000, 10:49 PM
If you do decide to go with Bryce as your 3D program...

Consider the Bryce Forum Gallery, which will post artwork on a rotating basis. Judges pick out the pieces they like best for inclusion in their permanent gallery. http://www.watchfuleye.com/brycegallery.html

There's plenty of other places available. Do a http://www.yahoo.com search using the words "digital gallery submit artwork".

-=- Jen "Have fun!" de la Cruz
http://www.Pixelscapes.com and http://www.BewareofArt.com