Christopher Todd

Residential Faculty - Digital Art

Art

Art

Office: AC 30 - Room: 4

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 12:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Fridays by appointment.

Profile

Teaching Approach

My job is to equip students with the best knowledge, tools, and savvy that I can possibly give them. My teaching strategy is simple: to structure generous, low-risk learning environments where creativity is a given, play is encouraged, critical thinking is enhanced, collaborative problem solving is fundamental, and technical wizardry occurs "by accident." My ultimate goal is to convert the community-based classroom into a pliable "practice space" that runs on unlimited raw locally squeezed organic juice (aka artists, designers, makers). Technical things that I teach and learn include: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Audacity, Max, Live, Cinema 4D, Unity, Processing, and Javascript. I'm also decent with power tools.
 
Art Approach
 
My multimedia art projects reflect technocultural critique on one hand and creative tinkering and risk taking on the other. My work has been shown in a variety of exhibition spaces, museums, public/commercial sites, and publications. I have received numerous grants and awards in the fields of art, computer graphics, and education.
 

    Classes Taught

    Fall 2021

    ART169 2D Media Design 3 Credits
    Generation of two-dimensional (2D) images, designs, and media using digital and traditional methods of visual problem solving. Understanding digital and design-based techniques and workflows.
    A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of Instructor.
    Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
    21814
    Dobson Campus
    Online (On Your Time)
    Lecture/Lab
    08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

    Closed

    Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

    Class 21814 Students may contact instructor at: christopher.todd@mesacc.edu

    Class 21814 This class requires the following: Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Graphics Tablet: Wacom entry level or similar required Computer/laptop with the following Minimum system requirements: PC -Multicore Intel processor (with 64-bit support) or AMD Athlon 64 processor - Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10* (64-bit - 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended) Mac - Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support - macOS version 10.15 (Catalina), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), and 10.13 (High Sierra) - 8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended

    ART178 Digital Arts Studies 3 Credits
    Designed for broad overview of the digital arts. Experience in digital based media, creative problem solving, design and aesthetics.
    Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ART100 or permission of Instructor.
    Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
    21845
    Dobson Campus
    Online (On Your Time)
    Lecture/Lab
    08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

    Closed

    Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

    Class 21845 Students may contact instructor at: christopher.todd@mesacc.edu

    Class 21845 This class requires the following: Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Graphics Tablet: Wacom entry level or similar required Computer/laptop with the following Minimum system requirements: PC - Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support - Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit) versions 1803 and late - 16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended) Mac - Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support - macOS versions 10.13 and later - 16 GB minimum (32 GB recommended) - 2GB of GPU VRAM

    ART183 Digital Graphic Arts I 3 Credits
    Graphic design use in microcomputer; black and white graphics, standard and color brushes, lines, shapes, area fills and fonts. Application to illustration, advertising graphics, typography, and video interaction.
    A grade of C or better required in all Prerequisites. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ART100 or permission of Instructor.
    Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
    21835
    Dobson Campus
    Online (On Your Time)
    Lecture/Lab
    08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

    Closed

    Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

    Class 21835 Students may contact instructor at: christopher.todd@mesacc.edu

    Class 21835 This class requires the following: Subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Graphics Tablet: Wacom entry level or similar required Computer/laptop with the following Minimum system requirements: PC - Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor - Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit) with Service Pack 1 or Windows 10* (64-bit) - 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended) Mac - Multicore Intel processor - macOS version 10.15 (Catalina), macOS version 10.14 (Mojave), and macOS version 10.13 (High Sierra) - 4 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)

    Degrees & Awards

    MFA in Intermedia, Arizona State University

    BFA in Digital Art, Central Washington University

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