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Villa student artist (Xavier) created a self-portrait using Adobe Illustrator

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Xavier’s finished ceramic bowl, using the self-portrait created in Illustrator

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Finished ceramic bowl displayed by Villa student artist Dominic

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Villa art students prepare the arrangement of bowls for display

Naomi Kadinoff, Villa Fundamental School Art Teacher, created a 2-year visual art program which provided her students a unique, highly engaging opportunity to integrate digital technology with hands-on-art.  The creative process resulted in permanently imprinting students’ self-portraits onto glazed ceramic forms.  Year two of the grant will feature their display at a District-wide exhibition in downtown Santa Ana as the students work collaboratively, combining their ceramic self-portraits into a large-scale work of art.