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Rejecting Stereotypes & (Re)defining Self

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Students in the Health Education through Art (HEArt) program in Downtown High School, San Francisco are using Photoshop to express their ideal vision for themselves and their community.  Beginning with a blank slate to design their identities, students explore tools  Рin Photoshop and in life Рthat help to eliminate unwanted aspects of their city and celebrate diversity.

Downtown high school student, Daniel, creates a personal portrait full of life and highlights!

The results were truly visionary: full of beautiful colors, complex layers and vibrant life.

On Tuesday, every participant presented their digital art and now they are challenged to live out their vision in their own life.