VCOM Students Serve & Learn

Advanced Photoshop students create artwork for Rosemount City Hall

Students in Connie Larson’s Advanced Photoshop class grabbed their digital cameras and took a ton of photos for an art project commissioned by the city of Rosemount, Minn. The best photos were blown up, mounted and hung on the walls of city hall. Visit the Rosemount city Web site to learn more about Mayor William Droste presenting the Rosemount city council commendation to Larson as well as three students who participated on the projects, Joyce Ludwig, Karen Ramsell and Alicia Witherill.

“My students had a wonderful time on this service-learning project,” said Larson, who is a graphic design technology instructor in the college’s Visual Communications department. “They also employed their Photoshop skills to create a huge composite mural that was printed on fabric for display.”

Service-learning projects allow students to expand and hone their professional knowledge and skills under real-world conditions, working with businesses, nonprofits, civic organizations and individuals for the betterment of the community as a whole. To learn more about service-learning, visit Programs & Majors, click the program that relates to your project or idea, and then contact the relevant instructor.

Visit Graphic Design Technology to learn more about what it takes to become a graphic designer, including the best ways to build your skill range in such Adobe CS4 programs as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver. To learn more about the Advanced Photoshop service-learning project, contact Connie Larson.