GRAPHIC DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION 2

Three main things will be considered when evaluating a student’s design work:

 

Effort - visible in the work and/or demonstrated in class; spend quality time on your work!

Creativity - how original your work is

Following Directions - did you explore the assignment as given?

SUPPLY LIST FOR CLASSES:

Pen /Pencil

1 Subject Notebook

2-inch 3-ring binder

8GB Flash Drive

Class Syllabus|Rules

2nd 6 Weeks

Technology Use

 

Students should have all devices on silent mode and put away when I am teaching. If you are doing independent work you may listen to music with one ear-bud in your ear.

 

GRADING POLICY

 

Student grades for this course will be calculated according to the following percentages:

  • 50% Major projects
  • 50% Small Projects / Practice Assignments
  • On time maximum credit: 100%
  • Late work maximum credit: 70% (10 points off per day late)

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

As a result of taking this class, you should be able to:

Work professionally within a team.

• Plan and execute a project as a team.

Build a project gradually using thumbnail sketches and mockups.

 

In addition to the comprehensive objectives, you should be able to:

Be able to identify and use the appropriate software for the work/projects you need to complete in class.

 

How Do I Make Up Missing or Incomplete Work?

You are working in as part of a team, and as such your work contributes to the team, don't let your team members down and be sure to communicate with them if you need help or are having trouble getting your part of the project completed.

You are expected to keep up with lessons and projects in class. Keep track of course assignments and due dates at this website. Late or incomplete work can be turned in during the same six weeks for a reduced score of 10 points per day. If the work is late due to an excused absence, you will have one extra school day per day of excused absence to complete it without a reduction in grade.

Please let me know as soon as you have submitted a late assignment. Otherwise I will not know to look for it.

 

Open Lab - the lab is open at 8:00 am every morning for students to come in and work.

 

Design Room Rules

Refer to the Student Handbook for school-wide rules. We have design room rules too:

1. Don’t prevent me from teaching.

2. Don’t prevent others from learning.

3. Be safe.

4. Keep things clean.

 

What Do those 4 Rules Really Mean Day-to-Day?

Here are some examples to show you what I mean. These are examples. Use your common sense when interpreting these rules.

Don’t prevent me from teaching.

• Don’t speak while I am instructing the class.

• Raise your hand if you wish to speak, and wait for me to call on you.

• Don’t interrupt when I am giving personal attention to another student.

Don’t prevent others from learning.

• Don’t behave in a disruptive or distracting way.

• Don’t engage in lengthy off-topic conversations.

• Keep the volume of your voice down.

• No singing, rapping, or other disruptive noises.

Be safe.

• Don’t throw, toss, flick, or roll anything across the table, floor, or classroom.

• Don’t roll across the classroom in your chair.

• Use classroom materials in a safe manner.

• Don’t behave in any way that threatens harm to anyone or our equipment.

Keep things clean.

• Clean up after yourself so your station is ready for the next student.

• Return classroom materials to the proper storage place.

• Don’t eat messy things that can leave residue on the computers.

• Keep your language clean.

Professional Skills Grade

It is my job to help you develop positive work behaviors and personal qualities needed to be employable by demonstrating skills related to seeking employment , creating work samples and earning certifications. Each week you will earn a "professional skills grade" for your professional conduct in class by following the Design Room Rules and following the 4 Rules detailed above.

Week 1 - October 9 - October 13

Monday - No School

Rock/Gig Poster Continued - Final Step

Read the following tutorial BEFORE you scan and trace your images in Illustrator. Click on the following image to access the tutorial, Comic Book Style Graphic Design.

 

Step 6: Trace your Rock/GIG Poster in Illustrator

  • Select which two of your sketches you will now complete in Adobe Illustrator. [Note: If you are wanting to earn extra-credit for this 6 weeks, or the 1st 6 weeks, you will need to choose additional musical artists.]
  • Work on tracing your poster using the various techniques we have used in class to illustrate images.
  • Create a new document that is 11 inches wide and 17 inches wide with 2 Artboards, remember you are creating two posters. You will need to scan your images and then place your scanned images into your Illustrator documents as a reference as we did with the Puppy.
  • Name your Illustrator document LastNameF_RockPosters.

Go through the links listed here and apply any technique you think will be relevant to your project

Examples of other people's work using illustrator:

Von Glitschka's work - many examples of the work process from drawing on paper to tracing in Illustrator, great stuff!

GoMedia Design - sample tutorials to showing illustration techniques in Illustrator

Comic book style graphic design

Ornate Lettering

Sketch effect in a vector Illustration

Transparent gradients

Making a pattern title

Using the smooth tool in illustrator

Week 2 - October 16 - October 20

Monday - No School

Rock/Gig Poster Continued - Final Step

Read the following tutorial BEFORE you scan and trace your images in Illustrator. Click on the following image to access the tutorial, Comic Book Style Graphic Design.

Due Friday, October 27th

Step 6: Trace your Rock/GIG Poster in Illustrator

  • Select which two of your sketches you will now complete in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Work on tracing your poster using the various techniques we have used in class to illustrate images.
  • Create a new document that is 11 inches wide and 17 inches wide with 2 Artboards, remember you are creating two posters. You will need to scan your images and then place your scanned images into your Illustrator documents as a reference as we did with the Puppy.
  • Name your Illustrator document LastNameF_RockPosters.

Go through the links listed here and apply any technique you think will be relevant to your project

Examples of other people's work using illustrator:

Von Glitschka's work - many examples of the work process from drawing on paper to tracing in Illustrator, great stuff!

GoMedia Design - sample tutorials to showing illustration techniques in Illustrator

Comic book style graphic design

Ornate Lettering

Sketch effect in a vector Illustration

Transparent gradients

Making a pattern title

Using the smooth tool in illustrator

Week 3 - October 23 - October 27

Rock/Gig Poster Continued - Final Step

Read the following tutorial BEFORE you scan and trace your images in Illustrator. Click on the following image to access the tutorial, Comic Book Style Graphic Design.

Due Friday, October 27th

Print what you have Thursday so we can review them as a group to discuss refinements before turning them in on Friday.

 

Step 6: Trace your Rock/GIG Poster in Illustrator

  • Select which two of your sketches you will now complete in Adobe Illustrator.
  • Work on tracing your poster using the various techniques we have used in class to illustrate images.
  • Create a new document that is 11 inches wide and 17 inches wide with 2 Artboards, remember you are creating two posters. You will need to scan your images and then place your scanned images into your Illustrator documents as a reference as we did with the Puppy.
  • Name your Illustrator document LastNameF_RockPosters.

Go through the links listed here and apply any technique you think will be relevant to your project

Examples of other people's work using illustrator:

Von Glitschka's work - many examples of the work process from drawing on paper to tracing in Illustrator, great stuff!

GoMedia Design - sample tutorials to showing illustration techniques in Illustrator

Comic book style graphic design

Ornate Lettering

Sketch effect in a vector Illustration

Transparent gradients

Making a pattern title

Using the smooth tool in illustrator

Week 4 - October 30 - November 3

 

 Week 5 - November 6 - November 10

 

Week 6 - November 13 - November 17

 

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