GRAPHIC DESIGN I- OCTOBER, 2019
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

THU

10/17

BELLRINGER: Think you've "got it"? Answer the question on the "Sinking Boat Problem."

Complete the "Black Kitty" Puzzler. This one is easy! (If you saw this last year, don't ruin it for others!)

(Interested in knowing how the Black Kitty Puzzler works? Check this link.)

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. This should be due today, but Mr. B. would be willing to consider another extension, if it is warranted.

TUE

10/15

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, please get right to work on your HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER.

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due block period of next week.

  1. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  2. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  3. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  4. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

NEED A BETTER FONT? Try looking at FONTSPACE.com. You can find almost any font you want. DOWNLOAD the font that you like and EMAIL it to MR. B. along with your computer number and we will have Mr. Baker and Colby install it for you.

MON

10/14

BELLRINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Showdown, #3 Thinking Sheet."

MR. B. IS OUT FOR TODAY. HE WILL BE BACK TOMORROW.

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due block period of next week.

  1. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  2. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  3. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  4. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

NEED A BETTER FONT? Try looking at FONTSPACE.com. You can find almost any font you want. DOWNLOAD the font that you like and EMAIL it to MR. B. along with your computer number and we will have Mr. Baker and Colby install it for you.

THU

10/10

BELLRINGER: Complete the "Cool Stencil" Photoshop Mini Tutorial. Save your final (colored) stencil to your CHALLENGE folder for grading.This technique MIGHT be useful in your HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER!

The Good News: You get to use your phone!

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due block period of next week.

  1. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  2. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  3. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  4. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

NEED A BETTER FONT? Try looking at FONTSPACE.com. You can find almost any font you want. DOWNLOAD the font that you like and EMAIL it to MR. B. along with your computer number and wWe will have Mr. Baker and Colby install it for you.

GRADING FOR TODAY: "Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

TUE

10/8

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Review, #2 Thinking Sheet."

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due block period of next week.

  1. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  2. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  3. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  4. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

GRADING FOR TODAY: "Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

MON

10/7

BELL RINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Showdown, #2 Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY: All students should be wrapping up their "Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due next block period.

  1. Start by reviewing the Declaration of the Common Rights of Humanity from the United Nations website. What are these rights? What do they mean?
  2. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  3. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  4. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  5. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

FRI

10/4

BELLRINGER: Complete "The Human Rights Poster Review, Number One."

FOR TODAY: Please try to complete the BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project. This is not terrifically difficult. Students should be able to complete this within a class period or two. I would like this done today or Monday, at the very latest.

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due next block period.

  1. Start by reviewing the Declaration of the Common Rights of Humanity from the United Nations website. What are these rights? What do they mean?
  2. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  3. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  4. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  5. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

THU

10/3

BELLRINGER: As an introduction to our upcoming MIDTERM PROJECT, please carefully read and review the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER THINKING SHEET. We will discuss this as a class when we are done.

FOR TODAY: Please FINISH UP our TUTORIAL PROJECT today:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

Our next project is a BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

Our MIDTERM PROJECT is the HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER. This is a creative work with a message and is designed to allow the student to demonstrate mastery of the Photoshop techniques learned so far this semester. Due next block period.

  1. Start by reviewing the Declaration of the Common Rights of Humanity from the United Nations website. What are these rights? What do they mean?
  2. Review the right that has been assigned to you. Research, if necessary. What does it mean? How does it work?
  3. Brainstorm ideas for your poster using the internet and any other resources. Create three PENCIL SKETCH ideas for how you think you could illustrate your right on your poster.
  4. Participate in our Designer's Roundtable during the second half of class, in which you will discuss your right and demonstrate your sketch ideas to the class for critiquing.
  5. Create your poster. Use all of the Photoshop techniques we have worked with so far this semester.

MON

9/30

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TUE

10/1

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today, as we are a bit behind on our work for the semester. Please work hard on getting through the TUTORIAL Projects over the next two days!

FOR TODAY: Please work on our NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP- Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "TUTORIALS" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for at least one week!

When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

Our next project is a BRUSHES tutorial. You will be learning how to install and use brushes, as well as creating an original artwork from the techniques learned in a tutorial. It is called "The Oriental Brush Painting" Project.

FRI

9/27

BELLRINGER: Let's think about letters for awhile. Please complete "The Jefferson Airplane" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: Please work on our NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP- Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "TUTORIALS" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for at least one week!

When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

THU

9/26

BELLRINGER: We announce the winner of the Mr. Molina Cool Signature Challenge! One student will win TWENTY DOLLARS today!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY-Please finish up The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. This is due TODAY.

OUR NEXT PROJECT- THE PHOTOSHOP TUTORIALS WORKSHOP: Photoshop Artwork: "The Emotion Painting". Save your Emotion Painting to your "TUTORIALS" folder when you are done. Make sure to follow the rules regarding NAME and TITLE of your artwork when you are done.

EXTRA BONUS- Set up your Emotion Painting as the background for your phone and receive 10 extra credit points. You must agree to keep this as your background for at least one week!

When you have finished the Emotion Painting exercise, complete the following three tutorials:

Save these files as "juicy_guts.jpg", "flaming_text.jpg" and"exploding_planet.jpg" into your FOLDER called "TUTORIALS" for grading.

TUE

9/24

BELLRINGER: Still no word from Mr. Molina regarding the Cool Signature. Please work on your Advertisements for today, they are due at the end of the block period.

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY-OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT- This is due on Thursday.

MON

9/23

BELLRINGER PUZZLER CHALLENGE DAY- See if you can properly answer"The False Statements Puzzler." Students who properly answer this question, with an explanation, will receive 10 extra credit points (divided amongst all correct answers.)

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY-OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc. DUE BLOCK PERIOD THIS WEEK!

FRI

9/20

BELLRINGER: No Bellringers today. I have not yet heard from Mr. Molina, but as soon as I do, I will let everyone know. Please work on your Unity/Emphasis Advertisements, we need to get those done!

FOR TODAY: WORK DAY-OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

TUE

9/19

BELLRINGER PUZZLER CHALLENGE DAY- Complete "The "Sardine Can" PUZZLER. If students DO NOT discuss possible answers amongst themselves, Mr. B. might be willing to grant 10 points of extra credit for each problem (equally divided between all students that correctly answer the puzzler.) If there is any class discussion, all extra credit opportunities are forfeit!

FOR TODAY-

  • We have some critiques from our customer. REVISE YOUR SIGNATURE and have it into the COOL_SIGNATURES folder by the end of the class period!
  • WORK DAY-OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

TUE

9/17

BELLRINGER: We only had 5 signatures in the COOL_SIGNATURE folder at the end of the day yesterday. I have asked Mr. Molina for a one day extension. Get this done!

FOR TODAY- OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

FRI

9/13

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MON

9/16

BELLRINGER: No bellringers today, we have too much to do. The FONTS that were forwarded to Mr. B. and then to Mr. Baker should all be installed. You will need to search for the NAME of the font in your font list to locate it. Don't know the name? Refer to the file that you sent me.

FOR TODAY: We have a commission! Please check out the project requirements for the "COOL SIGNATURE" COMMISSION. The selected design will receive payment of $15.00, plus TIPS, if the customer is pleased! THIS PROJECT NEEDS TO BE SAVED TO THE Q: DRIVE "COOL_SIGNATURE" FOLDER BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY, so that we can forward these samples to Mr. Molina. Please save this file as a .PSD in YOUR folder and copy a .JPG file into the SIGNATURE folder.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

THU

9/12

BELLRINGER: Complete The "Clever Advertisements" Unity and Emphasis Quiz. This will be a graded ASSESSMENT. Give this your best effort, please!

FOR TODAY: We have a commission! Please check out the project requirements for the "COOL SIGNATURE" COMMISSION. The selected design will receive payment of $15.00, plus TIPS, if the customer is pleased! You may work on this today, instead of...

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

LUCAS: See Mr. B. today.

TUE

9/10

BELLRINGER: Spend 7-10 minutes completing The Chupa Chups Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: Finish your work on "Moving Animals": These need to be in the gradebook now.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

MATT and TRISTAN: The two of you apparently need to complete your online Aims applications as soon as possible. See Mr. B. for assistance.

MON

9/9

BELLRINGER: We analyze an advertisement and complete the "Forests for Life" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: Finish your work on "Moving Animals": These need to be in the gradebook now.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

FRI

9/6

BELL RINGER: We analyze a few advertisements and complete The "ZU Thinking Sheet."

FOR TODAY: Finish your work on "Moving Animals": I would like to be able to start grading this today.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

THU

9/5

BELL RINGER: We complete the The Unity/Emphasis Object Advertisement Catch Phrase Worksheet.

AFTER BREAK: We analyze an advertisement and complete "The Three Hearts" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY: Finish your work on "Moving Animals": we need to have this graded this week.

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, begin work on how you can illustrate the eleven Graphic Design Principles of UNITY and EMPHASIS using your object. Please note the part in the project sheet that indicates that each canvas needs to look completely different from the others, different colors, subjects, FONTS, etc.

GRADING TODAY: "The Black Square Problem."

TUE

9/3

BELLRINGER: BELLRINGER: We have a couple of things going at the start of class today:

  1. We analyze a commercial and complete "Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?" Thinking Sheet.
  2. Lecture- Graphic Design Principles: Unity and Emphasis. Students should be taking notes in Google Docs, for these concepts will be seen later on an exam, which tend to be "Open Book."

FOR TODAY:

OUR CURRENT PROJECT: "Moving Animals": This is a written tutorial, not a video. The Hummingbird is a practice canvas. Once you produce a nice hummingbird mask, move on to the actual assignment (at the bottom of the assignment sheet), which is to move TWO animals from their original backgrounds to TWO new backgrounds on two new canvases. This should be a 60-90 minute process. Make sure you take all the proper steps to get this done RIGHT. No halos, no jagged edges!

OUR FIRST REAL GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSIGNMENT: The Unity/Emphasis Advertisements. First, figure out your "object to be advertised." Then, we will complete a very, very short writing to get you thinking in the right direction: The Unity/Emphasis Object Advertisement Catch Phrase Worksheet.

GRADING TODAY: "The Black Square Problem."