Students explore advanced topics through project-based work, becoming more self-directed in their acquisition and use of concepts, terminology, techniques, and applications to design, create, print, and display original two-dimensional animations and graphic and fine works of art in print, web, and video formats. As they become more adept at using the tools and techniques available to them, students design and produce digital still and/or animated images through the single or combined use of computers, digital cameras, digital video cameras, scanners, photo editing software, drawing and painting software, graphic tablets, printers, new media, and emerging technologies. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own designs and images and those of their peers to measure artistic growth with increasing sophistication and independence to promote risk-taking in the completion of conceptually based, self-directed work. This course incorporates hands-on activities, the use of technology, and consumption of art materials. Students enrolled in this course will be using Adobe InDesign CC.
Bring the following with you everyday:
-Three ring binder with plastic cover
-Flashdrive AT LEAST 4 GIGS!
-Camera- if you can
-A "can do" attitude
Bennett's Tips for Success:
I am so happy that you chose this class and are allowing me to share what I am most passionate about, graphic design and art! I am a professional artist and want to help you become one too. In order to make that happen I need you to keep an open mind, act in a respectful and professional way at all times, and be willing to work hard. I promise that you will never regret putting your best foot forward each and every day. In addition, please remember to ...
1. ALWAYS label your work properly in the following format:
lastname_what it is.indd
If you send me something titled tutorial.jpg, it will not be graded.
2. ALWAYS share your work via Google Drive to the following email account: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to specify what you are sending by filling in the comments area appropriately. For example, instead of using the subject "Bell Ringers" Be more specific and say Shape your Text, Superimpose Text, Photoshop Effects. That way I can just glance at your email and check you off for participation for that day.
Work for each week is due on Friday- In order to keep both you and I organized and error free when it comes to grading, please utilize the following procedure each week:
3. During class discussions and introductions to new projects, I expect your full and undivided attention. I will always put all of the information on this class website, but I expect you to be an active participant in your learning which means that you need to be engaged and stay with me during lectures and demos. That way, if you have questions, I can answer them right away. I have asked each and every one of you to have a spiral notebook or loose lined paper for note taking, planning and sketching. Utilize these supplies and take good notes!
4. We work from bell to bell. This means that when you come into the classroom, you are to go straight to your computer and check the class website for your bell ringer. Also make sure to check your email when you arrive. I often send messages and make comments about your work so make sure to do this daily.