GRAPHIC DESIGN I- DECEMBER, 2019
DATE

Information/Activities/Projects and Assignments

THU

12/12

BELLRINGER: Mr. B. goes deep into the archives and brings out the PHOTOGAMI PROJECT, last seen in 2014. This project will either delight or infuriate you, depending on your temperment. Please give this a shot when you have completed your SOUND PROBLEM.

WORK DAY:

  • THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds.
  • THE PHOTOGAMI PROJECT: Making artwork out of a simple little shape. Make sure you check out the VINTAGE MR. B. Video Tutorial from 10 years ago! Still a classic.

TUE

12/10

BELLRINGER: Help a program out! Please complete the Hidden Talents Sheet. Thanks!

WORK DAY: If you have not yet graded the CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project, please visit Mr. B. today to grade your work.

WHAT'S NEXT? THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds.

FRI

12/6

BELLRINGER: As a look forward to our upcoming SOUND PROBLEM PROJECT, please complete the SOUND AS ARTWORK THINKING SHEET.

WORK DAY: Please spend time today wrapping up your CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please visit Mr. B. to grade your work.

WHAT'S NEXT? THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds.

THU

12/5

BELLRINGER: Let's consider something different, just for a change... Please complete the FEAR Thinking Sheet.

WORK DAY: Please spend time today wrapping up your CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please visit Mr. B. to grade your work.

WHAT'S NEXT? THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds.

TUE

12/3

BELLRINGER: We are going to try a little different exercise today. For this exercise, you will need to have your PHOTOSHOP open and create a new 700 by 700 pixel canvas. Color the background of your canvas black (you can set your foreground swatch to black and click ALT-BACKSPACE). Then, relax for a minute. Mr. B. will be playing you a sound. Your job will be to illustrate WHAT THE SOUND LOOKS LIKE on your canvas. Think COLOR, SHAPE, SIZE, PLACEMENT. There are rule: You can use any COLORS that you wish, but you can only create the following SHAPES: SQUARES, CIRCLES, TRIANGLES and LINES. Your "artwork" should LOOK like the sound SOUNDS when you are done.

Please save this as SOUND to your CHALLENGE FOLDER when you are done.

WORK DAY: Please spend time today putting together your CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements!

WHAT'S NEXT? THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds. We will preview this in class this week, as needed.

MON

12/2

BELLRINGER: We review our current project, as it has been forever since we though about it last.

WORK DAY: Please spend time today putting together your CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements!

WHAT'S NEXT? THE SOUND PROBLEM.This is a creative exercise where you will use all of your PHOTOSHOP skills to illustrate some ...interesting... sounds. We will preview this in class this week, as needed.

FRI

11/22

BELLRINGER: Feel like a challenge? Try tackling "The 13 Guests Puzzler."

WORK DAY: Please spend time today putting together your CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements!

THU

11/21

BELLRINGER: As a look forward to your design of The CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project, please complete "The Commemorative Postage Stamp" Thinking Sheet.

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Designing with Type: This project needs to be graded today.
  2. The CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements! Also, start by completing the research required for The Cultural Celebration Postage Stamp Research Questionnaire.

TUE

11/19

BELLRINGER: We PREVIEW THE UPCOMING CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project.

Please note that this project comes with its own built in BELLRINGER: The Cultural Celebration Postage Stamp Research Questionnaire. This is actually a background research assignment in which you will select the culture, time period in history and areas of significance for your project. Complete this when we are done discussing the project.

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Designing with Type: Please work on completing this project, grading starts tomorrow.
  2. The CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements! Also, start by completing the research required for The Cultural Celebration Postage Stamp Research Questionnaire.
MON

11/18

BELLRINGER: No Bellringer for today. Please get right to work on your Designing with Type Project. Should you complete that, our next project, The CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project is posted. We will review this in class tomorrow.

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Designing with Type: Please work on completing this project, grading starts tomorrow.
  2. The CULTURAL CELEBRATION POSTAGE STAMP Project. Please review the instructions CAREFULLY for this project, it has a number of strange requirements! Also, start by completing the research required for The Cultural Celebration Postage Stamp Research Questionnaire.
FRI

11/14

BELLRINGER: Please complete the GRAPHIC DESIGN MUSIC PREFERENCES THINKING SHEET.

FOR TODAY: OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Designing with Type. You have seen something like this before, but this time, you have an almost unlimited palette, as long as you START with letterforms! Get creative!

THU

11/13

BELLRINGER: Complete "The Mr. B.'s Garage Puzzler."

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Grading TODAY!
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Designing with Type. You have seen something like this before, but this time, you have an almost unlimited palette, as long as you START with letterforms! Get creative!
TUE

11/12

BELLRINGER: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC MYSTERY THINKING SHEET: You will be forensically analyzing a photograph for signs of tampering and explaining the almost unexplainable. This bellringer requires some reading, some investigation, some detective work and some following of instructions, please take the time to do a good job on this!

Here is a link that helps explain this!

FOR TODAY (If you have time):

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own. Traditionally, this project incorporates text, in the form of lines from a poem, song, speech, etc. Please try to accomodate this in your final work! I would like to see this project completed this block period.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Designing with Type. You have seen something like this before, but this time, you have an almost unlimited palette, as long as you START with letterforms! Get creative!
MON

11/11

BELLRINGER: What do you think? Complete "The Snail" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own. Traditionally, this project incorporates text, in the form of lines from a poem, song, speech, etc. Please try to accomodate this in your final work! I would like to see this project completed this block period.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Designing with Type. You have seen something like this before, but this time, you have an almost unlimited palette, as long as you START with letterforms! Get creative!

FRI

11/8

BELLRINGER: We do a quick preview on our next project Designing with Type.

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own. Traditionally, this project incorporates text, in the form of lines from a poem, song, speech, etc. Please try to accomodate this in your final work!
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Designing with Type. You have seen something like this before, but this time, you have an almost unlimited palette, as long as you START with letterforms! Get creative!

THU

11/7

BELLRINGER: What do you think? Complete "The Mysterious Cult" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Our current project is a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  Mr. B. would like to start grading this in class today.
  2. Are we going to do anything else in this class? Yup. Our next project is "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own.

TUE

11/5

BELLRINGER: One last bellringer regarding Einstein's Dreams, please complete the "Do You Like It?" Book Cover Analysis.

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Our current project is a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.
  2. Are we going to do anything else in this class? Yup. Our next project is "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own.

MON

11/4

BELLRINGER: None today, yay! Please work on your BOOK COVER, it needs to be completed by BLOCK PERIOD this week.

FOR TODAY:

  1. OUR CURRENT PROJECT: Our current project is a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.
  2. Are we going to do anything else in this class? Yup. Our next project is "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own.

FRI

11/1

BELLRINGER: We have been doing a lot of work on Einstein's Dreams lately. Fortunately for us, this book has become an intro short film project for student film makers, as well as graphic designers. Maybe we should see how OTHER artists have translated the chapters of this book:

FOR TODAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY- The HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER, CONTINUED.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Our next project will be a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.
  3. Are we going to do anything else in this class? Yup. Our next project is "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own.

THU

10/31

BELLRINGER: We complete the "Elyse's Portfolio Thinking Sheet."

NOTE: If you have met with Mr. B. to discuss your HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER and have received some suggestions for improving your work, please EMAIL your final version to Mr. B. for grading before the end of class TODAY.

FOR TODAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY- The HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER, CONTINUED.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Our next project will be a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.
  3. Are we going to do anything else in this class? Yup. Our next project is "The Abstract Watercolor Portrait." Follow the instructions in the tutorial, then use the skills learned to create a portrait of your own.

TUE

10/29

NOTE: Almost all of the FONTS that you requested yesterday should now be installed in your individual computers. Nacona, check your email.

BELLRINGER: Please complete the "ACTUAL Book Cover" Thinking Sheet.

NOTE: If you have met with Mr. B. to discuss your HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER and have received some suggestions for improving your work, please EMAIL your final version to Mr. B. for grading before the end of class on THURSDAY.

FOR TODAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY- The HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER, CONTINUED.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Our next project will be a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.

MON

10/28

BELLRINGER: For today, complete the ALWAYS MINE FONTS MATTER THINKING SHEET. Font do matter. Make sure that you take this into account when completing your BOOK COVER Project!

FOR TODAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY- The HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER, CONTINUED.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Our next project will be a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.

FRI

10/25

BELLRINGER: we complete the "Book Cover Showdown, Round TWO" Thinking Sheet.

FOR TODAY:

  1. GRADING TODAY- The HUMAN RIGHTS POSTER.
  2. OUR NEXT PROJECT: Our next project will be a "Practical Design Application" Project, called "The Book Cover."  This is a fairly extensive project which will require some background reading, preliminary sketchwork and production of a final work in Photoshop. If you are ready to get started with this project, please START by completing the "Book Cover Design Research Questionnaire" This will give you an idea of what book covers LOOK like. Then, you can complete the rest of the elements for this project. Make sure to use the BOOK COVER TEMPLATE for your work, as outlined in the assignment sheet.