TUCSON HIGH GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

8/11/2015

WELCOME BACK RED ARMY !!!!

Here is to a great start this year… It’s hard to imagine we have been doing this for Eight years now! Six REGIONAL Championships, 8 STATE Championships and a NATIONAL Championship under our belt. Lets keep this ride going strong ladies and Gents……1181351846_3 1389025911 images Di4BaK0

 

 

 

4/6/15 State Competitions for 2015….

Another year another championship! THMS Red Army went to Phoenix on Monday the 6th of April. We had nine students competing and Five came back home with medals. Out of the three competitions Advertising design, Pin Design and Shirt design we received first place in two of them. Kylie Volpe  AKA “The Judgement” Took first place in Advertising design and Lauren Emerine took First place in Shirt design ( Both will be representing the state of Arizona at Nationals in June). Brian dealer Valdez received bronze in the Pin design (our first year not winning Gold in this event…sad face). As well as Kristen Valencia receiving silver in shirt design and Ayline Burgoss receiving bronze in shirt design. Thank you to all that put their best foot forward in this years competitions. Now on to Nationals to defend out national championship in shirt design and to medal in Advertising design on the national level for the first time! Good luck Lauren and Kaylie!!!!!!!!

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2/24 TRADING CARD LESSON:

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2/10/2015

REGION SIX CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU LAUREN EMERINE, KAYLIE VOLPE AND ROWAN KLUGE FOR REPRESENTING THE RED ARMY AT THE

2014-2015 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF TUCSON. THEY RECEIVED FIRST PLACE OVERALL AND

KAYLIE VOLPE RECEIVED FIRST PLACE IN THE INDIVIDUAL OVERALL  COMPETITION.

 

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1/12/2015

Regional quick-fire competition: Top five designs from THMS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/7/2014

NEW RED ARMY END OF YEAR VIDEO…CHECK IT OUT!

 

 

10/16/2014

So the NCD (Nogales Community Development) team asked The RED ARMY through the help of LEADLOCAL to create a logo and branding package for a new Incubator to be developed in downtown Nogales! On september 26th 10 teams of students presented their ideas to the board. We got a lot of feedback and even got a little blurb in the Nogales newspaper.  The students are putting together some amazing logos . Here are some of the images we got from that day. You can check out the Newspaper article and  the teams that competed as well as their work on the LEAD LOCAL tab above!!Thank you for your time and support

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8/19/2014

NEW 2015 SHIRT DESIGN FOR RED ARMY ….

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8/8/2014

The “THMS RED ARMY” Advanced Students are working with LEAD LOCAL …..STAY TUNED!

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Check them out!!!!    http://leadlocal-tucson.com

 

 

 

HELLO EVERYONE……
So sorry its been a while since we have posted anything! So here is some information about what has happened and some upcoming information for the beginning of this school year.

First off please Congratulate Alysia Zabaleta for placing First in our NATIONAL SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION! This is the Red Army’s first National Gold medal. Also please congratulate Lauren Emerine and Alysia Zabaleta for placing 1st in Pin design and Shirt design at state this year. Brian Carmody and Kaylie Volpe for placing 2nd in Advertising design and Pin Design at State this year. Brianna De-Lauer Valdez for placing 2nd in Shirt design at state. Finally for Alexis Ford for placing 3rd in Pin design. thank you all for your hard work and hope to see most of you repeat this success next year!

As for the upcoming year we start in two days … make sure to get your contracts in next friday. oh, and be ready to dominate like we have for the past five years! We have a tradition to uphold!

HOLD FAST RED ARMY!!!!

 

 

2014 Tucson Magnet High School “RED ARMY”

 

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Busy, busy , busy!!!! The red army has order after order to finish the year. We have completed the wrestling team, mens volleyball, digital media, camera clickers, journalism club, The goons, Graphic Communications and will be Printing shirts for the French club, Photo club, student council and yoga! We will have them printed and out as soon as possible. Thank you ALL for  letting us print your shirts for this year and we are looking forward to working with you and others next year! We appreciate your Business…Because we are so busy we can NO longer Take any orders for this year! We will start all over again in August! We will have a whole new line of THMS shirts available for Purchase in the FBLA store next year…cant wait! Have a great summer and see ya  soon!

 

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Tucson High Magnet School Award winning Graphic design Program

 

 

SKILLS ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014

 

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THMS ARIZONA SKILLSUSA PIN DESIGN 2014

 

 

 

 

 

ITS TAX TIME…….Please consider donating your tax monies to the THMS Graphic Design Club. We can  use tax credits for our competition fees, travel, and memberships! Every little bit counts! Thank you!

 

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COMING THIS DECEMBER 9TH! ONLY AT THE FBLA STORE ON THE FIRST FLOOR OF THE TECH BUILDING!

TUCSON HIGH will soon be offering School based apparel for ALL to enjoy! We will be adding Hoodies, winter apparel, Hats, beanies, bags and much more to the FBLA store. These are great for THMS ALUMNI, Family, Students and Friends ! advertiz for shirtTHMS-SHIRT-IDEA-6 copyTHMS-SHIRT-IDEA-4THMS-SHIRT-IDEA-1 copyTHMS-SHIRT-IDEA-2

 

 

 

Here are some quotes to live by……..Every-Child-is-an-artistChoose-a-Job-you-loveGood-artists-copy-Great-artists-stealimages-2images-3imagesRANDOM PHOTOS OF THMS GRAPHIC STUDENTS HARD AT WORK!

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain

 

 

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Almost finished with our mural, Civic’s kids airbrushing and finishing up details!

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STUDENTS WORKING HARD ON NEW LESSON
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8/23/2013

The shirt design ideas are trickling in………Please give us some feedback! Which ones do you like…don’t like?

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ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN AND COMMERCIAL ARTS:

Students working in screen room. Getting some screens ready to apply on some t-shirts!

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Here is a great project we do to learn how to use the adobe illustrator tools. Its very basic and easy to follow. Look at the powerpoint to follow the steps  in creating the first two monsters and then you can create the last two on your own.

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8/9/13

HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR BADGERS

First full week back at THMS! New year, new students but better yet new members to our Red Army club! Check out our new Student Profile page and keep updated with students designs for new THMS gear! Also keep in touch with our Instagram @thmsredarmy!

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8/9/2013 First Project…”Who am I” Poster project and critique

 

8/8/13

We have BADGER BUCKS ready……..Are you ready?

Talk to Mr. Callahan to find out what you can buy with a badger buck!

Here is how you earn them!

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We have an instagram account now….so please follow us and our students work. We will be profiling some of our students and showing the community our work!

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8/3/2013

We Have built a WALL OF FAME for all our students that have pasted through the Graphic design program at THMS. The  GRAPHIC DESIGN program started the 2009-2010 and has thrived because of these students and their success.

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Priscila Hernandez took second place with the silver medal in pin design, representing Tucson High and the state of Arizona, in Kansas City at the SkillsUSA National Championship Competition!

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June 28, 2013

Today our very own Priscilla Hernandez took Second place at SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City. Representing Arizona with her unique Pin Design, her hard work and dedication paid off today. We are all very proud of her designs and success. Sadly the graduate will no longer be with us next year but she’ll always be a part of the Red Army. Best wishes to her and a giant CONGRATULATIONS!

June 21, 2013

Although the summer is great, poolside with friends, no school to worry about, the boredom is beginning to strike. This all will change when I vacation in California in a few weeks. I will then experience cool air, the beach, surfing opposed to the radiating Arizona heat and the same old mountain view. Its sad to say.. but I cant wait for summer to be over and start my Junior year of high school! The opportunities to my future will begin √

June 3, 2013

Here I am, driving home to Tucson from the “Happiest place on earth”, contemplating that very saying. Why call it the happiest place on earth when adult stress over money, time management and kids complain about their sore legs from walking? I think its all about the art. Disney may be considered commercial art since it has become a multi billion dollar company. But behind the money lies the creativity of one man’s imagination. From black and white cartoons to multiple theme parks throughout the country that contain unbelievable contractions. While riding the rides at both Disneyland and California Adventures, I paid attention to all the details put into the rides. The Indiana Jones ride had extraordinary details down to a cob webbed ceiling. My best friends older sister said “why put so much detail into such little things that most people won’t even pay attention to?” I questioned it too then thought about my own designs and how I put details in that others may not catch. I guess it’s about the creative mind we have as artists.

 

May 27, 2013

Ever have those days where you overthink everything? Where you break down every aspect of your life in your head, and just ask yourself why? Days like these I try everything to distract myself, I get out of the house and focus on my physical surroundings. As a designer and a dancer, my mind runs on creative thoughts. When I hear a song I like I can picture in my head what the piece would look like on stage. When I see an advertisement or t shirt design I like, I critique in my head and try to understand the concept and what the artist was thinking at the time of designing. Buddha once said, “The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate the troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” With the art of design I can live in the present moment, it allows me to forget about the obstacles in life and focus on creativity.