COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEAR 1 & 2

What Is Due In Week 1...

  • Class Questionnaire by Monday, August 16th

  • Determine What Your Learning Style Is

  • What You Want To Learn / Assignment Suggestions by Friday

  • Participation With Class - What Is Creativity?

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YEAR ONE & TWO STUDENTS
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Wednesday, August 11th

  • Welcome Back!

  • School Paperwork - Code of Conduct - Clinic Cards - Etc..

  • Hello's and About Your Instructor and the class. Let's hear about you!

    • Circle Up - We'll be introducing ourselves. Please, tell us your name, How You Wound Up Here, What You Like To Do  in Your Spare Time, What You Would Like To Be When You Grow Up, One Thing You Would Like Us To Know About You

      • Remind yourself to pick up a sketch book and bring it with you. A small one is fine.

      • If we have time, figure out where you will be sitting. Once you choose, log on to a computer. Once you do so, I'll be putting a shortcut to a class InBox on your desktop.

Thursday, August 12th

 

  • Second, once you're logged in, let me know. If you didn't get the class shortcuts folder, I'll be dropping a link to it on your desktop.

  • Continuing new student discussion & introductions - Circle. We'll be introducing ourselves. Please, tell us your name, How You Wound Up Here, What You Like To Do in Your Spare Time, What You Would Like To Be When You Grow Up, One Thing You Would Like Us To Know About You

    • Remind yourself to pick up a sketch book and bring it with you

 

Friday, August 13th

  • Second, open and finish this About You Questionnaire and  and answer these questions with though and honestly. Upload to Focus.

  • Class Discussion - Creativity: What Is It?

  • Two Sketches For Today. Please Date these: Sketch someone in class.  Sketch a Cartoon Caterpillar (Don't Look Online. Draw From Memory!)

    • NOTE: Sketch Criteria: About 3" x 3" in size... maybe a little wider than taller if needed. No more than 2 - 3 minutes tops sketching. Your sketches should show and contain - values -.

  • Friday Artist Profile

Monday August 16th

 

       Deep Dive Into What Graphic Design Is:

CHALLENGE: How Much Do Graphic Designers Earn in Florida?

  •  Two Sketches For Today. Please Date these: Sketch a Laundry Basket.  Sketch a cartoon skunk (Don't Look Online for either. Draw From Memory!)

  • You've turned in your About You Questionnaire ?

ARTIST PROFILE

Usually Done At The End of Class On Fridays.

SEMESTER ONE
SEMESTER TWO

Week One

Goals & Scales
STATE STANDARDS
WIX WEB PORTFOLIO

WIX.com 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.

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 - Example Page - About You Page - Contact Page


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

RESOURCES

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION
HOW TO PRINT

Printing Your Files

We have a Lexmark Laser Printer (C790):

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

  • 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

  • Please DO NOT Print: Work From Other Classes, Memes you Just Made And Think Are Funny But Are Not, Pages of Solid Colors, Work that has nothing to do with our class.

  • You can lose your printing privileges is this happens

HOW TO TURN IN WORK

Turning In Your Assignments


Save And Upload To Focus

  • All work will be turned in using FOCUS. I will be able to grade your work, count your work and give feedback on your work using Focus.

Grading

  • Grades will be entered within two weeks of turning in your project. Some projects will take one or two days for you to complete, some will take several weeks. Please be patient as grading is completed.

Saving Photoshop Files

  • .PSD files preserve your layers, allowing you to come back and work on files with all your work preserved.

  • .JPEG files are compressed for display online. 300 resolution or better. Anything below is too blurry.

  • .PNG files are high quality and create a transparent background.

We have a class network to save your class work:

  • It allows you to keep work in class that you are working on. This file contains a folder for 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.​