By The End Of Week 6 You Will Have Completed

  • Beginning Blender

  • Working On Capstone

  • Pre-Test For Industry Certifications

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What We'll Be Covering In Week 6...


This week will be spent getting familiar with creating objects in the open source designer favorite - Blender.

Click the Blender Icon for an in-depth look at Blender, the click below to start figuring out how this powerful software works.



Fri.    Jan. 10th    - 4 Practice Adobe Illustrator Pen Traces

Wed. Jan. 22nd  - Pen Trace of anyone and of you

Tues. Jan. 28th   - Practice 2D Flat Characters or Objects

Tues. Jan. 28th   - Dominic Caveman 2D Flat Character

Tues. Feb   4th    - Isometric Room

Tues. Feb.11th    - Isometric Level

Fri.    Feb . 7th    - Capstone Proposal Letter (Part 1 of 3 on Capstone)

If You Were Familiar With Illustrator

Fri.    Jan. 24th    - Adobe FUSE, ANIMATE, CHARACTER Beginner (3)


Photoshop GMetrix Testing Overview

Learn more about earning your industry certification

Tuesday, Feb. 11th  - Blender

Pre-Production | Learning Blender Asset and Character Creation

Check out and have a look around.

If your computer does not have Blender installed (look for it on your computer), download it and Mr. Juul will install it on Wendesday.

You can still visit their website and watch the tutorials. Headphones are up at the desk.
Part 1 - 
Blender Fundamentals (41 videos. 2 mins or so each)
Part 2 - Learn The Blender Basics
Part 3 - Part 1: Creating A Human Head     
             There are lots of video tutorials out there.
Part 4 - 
Creature Creation       Low Poly Character - Creature



Tuesday Feb. 11th

Isometric Perspectives - Game Levels - Project Due Today

You'll be finding an isometric game you enjoy and recreating a level. Use Google

Image Search. You can also attempt to create a Level for your own game.

This should require a sketch. Also, make use of the 3D Extrude tool in Illustrator


Isometric Game Level Task Sheet This Project Is Due Tues Feb 11th

Isometric Game Level Example.jpg

Thursday Feb. 13th - Friday Feb. 14th


We'll be talking about the history of type and the rise of typography as an artistic means of communication. Click the link below for more information on projects and typography.

Typography Overview PowerPoint

Practice Project: Familiarizing Yourself With Typography

Your job is to take as sheet of newsprint, find 10 different fonts - 5 serif and 5 sans-serif. Then, rule out some lines and start to mimic as closely and best as you can, your font while drawing your name (First and Last). DON'T TRACE

Practice: Visit Canva,.com and have a look around at their Typography Terms Page.  It's awesome.

Practice Project: Font Language and Perception

Your job is to take each word and find a font that “Speaks” to what your writing. Also, Find a font that is absolutely wrong for these occasions or words. You can do this in Microsoft Word or lay it out in Illustrator.

When finished, turn in a copy to the class folder as a Word or .AI file.


Project: Redo Your Personal Logo as a Vector File

Using what you know know about design your job is to remake your personal logo using Adobe Illustrator.

Your final should be turning in an .AI file when complete. Show your original and your redo.

Thursday, Feb. 13th - Capstone

The Arcade Group will be visiting Mr. Volpe and his students on Thursday at the beginning of 4th block.


Arcade Cabinet Criteria


Good Design Bad Design Criteria

While I am out on Tuesday, you have three things to work on...

1) Finishing your Isometric Level and Turning that in. It's due today.

2) Pre-Testing for your Certification Exam. The link is above.

3) Going over the beginner websites and info. about Blender

4) Going over the beginner practice project about Typography

5) Working on your Capstone project


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Week Thirteen

Week Fourteen

Week Fifteen

Week Sixteen

Week Seventeen 

Week Eighteen

Goals & Scales

Goals and Scales For Design For Gaming

*coming soon*



Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20th - No School

District School Calendar


Printing Your Files & Saving Files For Web

We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C790):

  • After you press print, a dialogue box will pop up.

  • Be sure the Lexmark C790 Printer is selected.

  • Check the orientation of your paper is correct (Portrait or Landscape)

  • Be sure to scroll down a bit and check the SCALE TO FIT MEDIA box.

  • Print to the Lexmark (Copy 2) printer

Saving For Web In Photoshop

  • Open your work. Select all. Choose EDIT, then COPY MERGED

  • Create a new file and size, then paste what you just copied.

  • Make sure your file is resized.

  • Make sure your file has no white around it and it's cropped.

  • With your file open, go to FILE - SAVE FOR WEB & DEVICES (Legacy)

  • In the upper right corner, select the JPEG option and make sure it's set to HIGH QUALITY

  • In the lower left corner, you'll see the file tag JPEG and a time it take to load in seconds. It should be under 100 seconds.

  • Choose SAVE and select your block folder.


Turning In Your Assignments

We have a class in-box. The shortcut to it is on your desktop:

  • This folder contains YOUR folder with your class work. It is where you can keep your design work in class or move  things into from your One Drive or your Flash Drive if you do work at home.

  • Above your folders are numbered ‘In-Boxes’, each one corresponding with a project. This is where you turn in your completed work for a grade. Doing so gives me a date and time stamp of when you turn your work in.

  • Find the numbered In-Box. Open your work and choose "SAVE AS", then choose your file format, choose the inbox (which may have a folder in it already with your name to make it even easier). 


  • Keep in min that when you’re working on something and save it to your folder, you may be required to turn in a different, specific file format other than .PSD, such as a .jpeg or .png.

 ​ is a simple web page creator that lets you look at thousands of website templates and then save one and edit it. Remove their pictures, put in yours. Remove their text, put in yours. Changing color schemes, etc.. The best portfolio pages have a simple landing (or Splash) page, and then links to your gallery.

Some student examples can be found here. Design an online portfolio for yourself. Include your artwork you've designed this semester, year or so far during your time in class. Your name should figure prominently into the design.

Pages should include:

  • Index Page - Examples Page - About You Page - Contact Page

*Pictures for upload must be saved JPEG, BMP, PNG or TIFF formats.