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STUDENTS' ART WORK examples from classes I have taught
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CCC DMC109 Students' REEL
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I have been teaching college courses at 3 Portland area colleges since 2001.

Since I have worked in both the fine art and the digital commercial art worlds, and know the paths and connections that lead students from one to the other, I am in a unique position to create lessons and curriculums that are valuable as foundations in both main branches of visual art.

At Clackamas Community College in Portland and in Oregon City, I have taught Digital Photography, Graphic Design 1, 2 and 3, Stop Motion Animation, 2D Flash Animation, Motion Graphics, Drawing sections with different focuses including Still Life, Landscape, and Figure Drawing, Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels, and Beginning and Intermediate Painting. I was key in developing several of these classes for the school.

At The Art Institute of Portland I taught Figure Construction (drawing figures with an anatomy focus), Beginning Drawing, and Color Theory. Color Theory is one of my favorite subjects in art, as it demands an understanding of objective science and subjective human perception, and how these aspects are used in art. I emphasized using traditional color materials like paint, ink, pencils, markers, etc. but also the modern digital tools of photo-editing, illustration, animation and filmmaking to get students hands on in using color as it is utilized in the current commercial industries of art and design.

I also teach at Portland Community College in the Multimedia Department, Advanced Compositing and Special Effects, which utilizes industry standard post production software and hardware. Students tackle VFX and 2D/3D compositing projects based on typical compositing/VFX challenges, and from my own experience in the industry. I am developing a 2D vector animation course with the Multimedia Department which will run in the winter term of 2018.

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Garlic

Class – Drawing 1, The Art Institute of Portland

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Self Portrait 1

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Self Portrait 2

Class: Figure Construction, The Art Institute of Portland

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Perspective

Class – Drawing 1, The Art Institute of Portland

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Drawing A Live Model

Class – Figure Construction, The Art Institute of Portland

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Color Of Shadows

Class – Color Theory, The Art Institute of Portland

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Color Systems Across Mediums

Class – Color Theory, The Art Institute of Portland

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Color-Aid Paper Assignment

Class – Color Theory, The Art Institute of Portland

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Composition

Class – Digital Photography, Clackamas Community College

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Color-Aid Paper Assignment

lass – Flash Animation, Clackamas Community College





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Please find my below links to social media, my Clackamas Community College Stop Motion website and Twitter feed as well as my Beer Paintings gallery website and beer painting Twitter feed. You can also find me on Linked In.

Chris Dreger

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I strive to push the color relationships into a dynamic balance and resonance

Stop Motion @ CCC

Clackamas Community College Stop Motion

CCC DMC109 - Stop Motion