COMMERCIAL & DIGITAL ARTS CLASS YEARS 3 & 4

What's Due - Week 1/2

  • Any necessary paperwork signed parent or guardians

  • Class Questionnaire by Monday

  • Your Projects - Your Semester Outlook

  • Necessary paperwork returned on Monday the 16th

BELL SCHEDULE

BAD DESIGN OF THE WEEK
YEAR THREE STUDENTS
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Wednesday August 11th

  • Welcome Back!

  • Paperwork - Clinic Card - Code Of Conduct - Etc.

  • Return student discussion & introductions - Circle

    • Hello's and About You

    • Student led discussion & introductions - Circle  (Blocks 3 - 4)

    • Students, sit in a giant circle. We'll be introducing ourselves. Please, tell us your name, What You're Working On, What You Would Like To Be When You Grow Up, One Thing You Would Like Us To Know About You and What's Your Plan After This Year

  • ​Make a note to obtain a sketchbook you can bring with you. Doesn't have to be that big.

 

​Thursday August 12th

  • Next, let's logon to your desktop computer and I will drop your class folder links into them.

  • Once you've re-established a folder for yourself, if you're a Year Three Student, open this About You Questionnaire and answer these questions honestly. Upload to Portal when done under 'Year 3 Questionnaire'

Friday August 13th

  • If you didn't have a chance to finish yesterday, finish completing what your semester may look like.

  • Design your semester with this page.  If you could design five projects, what would you design?

  • Have a look towards the bottom at What Is New In Photoshop for 2021. We'll discuss soon.

    • Two Sketches For Today. Please Date these: 1) Sketch anyone in class.  2) Sketch a flying bat (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 -.

 

  • Creativity Discussion - How does creativity even happen?

 

Monday August 16th

  • Have a look at the new Adobe Discover option. We'll discuss soon.

    • Two Sketches For Today. Please Date these: 1) Sketch anyone in class.  2) Sketch a flying bat (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 -.

You've uploaded your About You Questionnaire to Focus?

 

You've uploaded your My Semester to Focus?

 

ARTIST PROFILE

Usually Done At The End of Class On Fridays.

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.

  • 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/PORTAL. 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.​