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Graphic Design

[ Graphic Design Course Syllabus -please read and print]

Quest for Education and Arts

2016 – 2017

Instructor: Elka Osterberg (elkaosterberg@questforeducationandarts.com)

Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am

Other important dates

o    Quest School Pictures: 10/24 & 10/25

o    Fall Gala: 11/18

o    Winter Formal: 12/2

o    Science Fair (AHSEF): 2/21 and 2/22, Awards Night 2/24

o    Spirit Week: 4/10-4/14

o    Last Class: 5/3

o    Quest Fine Arts Festival: 5/8-5/13

IMPORTANT DATES:

Fall semester: 9/12 – 12/14            

o    NO CLASS the week of 

11/21-11/25 for Thanksgiving

Spring semester: 1/9 – 5/13                       

o    NO CLASS the week of 

2/20-2/24 for Science Fair

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 4/26/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The Quest Fine Arts Festival is fast approaching! The graphic design class students need to be in attendance on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. You are also welcome to attend the other nights to watch different performances and presentations onThursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12. The Fine Arts Festival begins at 5pm, and is located at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene (please see Quest announcements for more details). 

HOMEWORK DUE 5/3/17

Your class presentation on your favorite design team role (part 2 of your final project). 

´  You will present to the class on May 3, 2017, a 5-10 minute discussion on which design team role* most interests you, and why. You may discuss topics such as:

´  why does this career interest you

´  what would you enjoy about working in this field

´  how popular is this field

´  what kind of education is needed to have a career in this field

´  what types of companies hire for this position

´  what is the salary range for this field

´  what type of work would you be doing in this field

´  what/who would you be working with if you chose a career in this field

*You may refer to www.adigitaldreamer.com as a starting point.

The two-part final project is worth 50 points total, and you will be graded on

1.    Your ability to lead your design team (giving feedback to your team members, keeping them on task, giving them direction as they work)

2.    Your forethought and planning for the design piece

3.    Your completion of the project within 25 minutes

4.    Your ability to wrap up the design piece well, both with your team and with the physical design

5.    Your research of the design team role for your final presentation on May 3

NEXT WEEK…                      

Students J.O. and A.B.H will turn in their physical design piece (wrapping paper and thumbnail). 

After your class presentations for part 2 of your final, we will assemble the presentation boards for displaying your work at the Fine Arts Festival. I will bring supplies, the foam core boards, and your work. You are welcome to bring snacks/drinks to enjoy while we assemble your project boards.

Please be sure to bring your: 

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil




Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 4/19/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

HOMEWORK DUE 4/26/17

Your final project will have two parts. 

´  First, you will head up a design team to complete a design project within 25 minutes of class time. As the design director, you will assign a design team role to each of the other students in the class. You will explain a clear objective to your design team, you will give a clear role to each member, and you will oversee the entire project from start to finish, submitting a completed design project (print-out, or whatever physical piece you can turn in) at class the following week. 

´  The roles you assign to your design team will depend on your design project. You may include an illustrator, typographic designer, someone overseeing color design, layout artist, brand identity designer, etc. 

´  Ideas we brainstormed in class that you could use as your design project:

´  Business Card

´  Movie Poster

´  Website Homepage

´  Book Cover

´  CD Cover

´  DVD Cover

´  Game Cover 

´  Digital Ad

´  Print Ad

´  Product Packaging

´  Wall Paper

´  Wrapping Paper

´  Fabric Design

´  Logo

´  Magazine Article 

´  Greeting Card

´  Second, you will present to the class on May 3, 2017, a 10-minute discussion on which design team role* most interests you, and why. You may discuss topics such as:

´  why does this career interest you

´  what would you enjoy about working in this field

´  how popular is this field

´  what kind of education is needed to have a career in this field

´  what types of companies hire for this position

´  what is the salary range for this field

´  what type of work would you be doing in this field

´  what/who would you be working with if you chose a career in this field

*You may refer to www.adigitaldreamer.com as a starting point.

This two-part final project is worth 50 points total, and you will be graded on

1.    Your ability to lead your design team (giving feedback to your team members, keeping them on task, giving them direction as they work)

2.    Your forethought and planning for the design piece

3.    Your completion of the project within 25 minutes

4.    Your ability to wrap up the design piece well, both with your team and with the physical design

5.    Your research of the design team role for your final presentation on May 3

NEXT WEEK…                      

Students M.F. and J.O. will turn in their physical design piece (board game box cover, and wrapping paper). Student A.B.H. will lead the class in his design project on 4/26. We will also discuss careers in graphic design to help you prepare for your final presentation on May 3. Please be sure to bring your: 

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 4/12/17  

HOMEWORK DUE 4/19/17

Your final project will have two parts. 

´  First, you will head up a design team to complete a design project within 25 minutes of class time. As the design director, you will assign a design team role to each of the other students in the class. You will explain a clear objective to your design team, you will give a clear role to each member, and you will oversee the entire project from start to finish, submitting a completed design project (print-out, or whatever physical piece you can turn in) at class the following week. 

´  The roles you assign to your design team will depend on your design project. You may include an illustrator, typographic designer, someone overseeing color design, layout artist, brand identity designer, etc. 

´  Ideas we brainstormed in class that you could use as your design project:

´  Business Card

´  Movie Poster

´  Website Homepage

´  Book Cover

´  CD Cover

´  DVD Cover

´  Game Cover 

´  Digital Ad

´  Print Ad

´  Product Packaging

´  Wall Paper

´  Wrapping Paper

´  Fabric Design

´  Logo

´  Magazine Article 

´  Greeting Card

´  Second, you will present to the class on May 3, 2017, a 10-minute discussion on which design team role* most interests you, and why. You may discuss topics such as:

´  why does this career interest you

´  what would you enjoy about working in this field

´  how popular is this field

´  what kind of education is needed to have a career in this field

´  what types of companies hire for this position

´  what is the salary range for this field

´  what type of work would you be doing in this field

´  what/who would you be working with if you chose a career in this field

*You may refer to www.adigitaldreamer.com as a starting point.

 

This two-part final project is worth 50 points total, and you will be graded on

1.    Your ability to lead your design team (giving feedback to your team members, keeping them on task, giving them direction as they work)

2.    Your forethought and planning for the design piece

3.    Your completion of the project within 25 minutes

4.    Your ability to wrap up the design piece well, both with your team and with the physical design

5.    Your research of the design team role for your final presentation on May 3

 

NEXT WEEK…                      

Students T.H. and M.L. will turn in their physical design piece (a printed out/cropped CD cover and movie poster). Students M.F. and J.O. will lead the class in their design projects on 4/19. Please be sure to bring your: 

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 4/5/17 

HOMEWORK DUE 4/5/17

Your final project will have two parts. 

´  First, you will head up a design team to complete a design project within 25 minutes of class time. As the design director, you will assign a design team role to each of the other students in the class. You will explain a clear objective to your design team, you will give a clear role to each member, and you will oversee the entire project from start to finish, submitting a completed design project (print-out, or whatever physical piece you can turn in) at class the following week. 

´  The roles you assign to your design team will depend on your design project. You may include an illustrator, typographic designer, someone overseeing color design, layout artist, brand identity designer, etc. 

´  Ideas we brainstormed in class that you could use as your design project:

´  Business Card

´  Movie Poster

´  Website Homepage

´  Book Cover

´  CD Cover

´  DVD Cover

´  Game Cover 

´  Digital Ad

´  Print Ad

´  Product Packaging

´  Wall Paper

´  Wrapping Paper

´  Fabric Design

´  Logo

´  Magazine Article 

´  Second, you will present to the class on May 3, 2017, a 10-minute discussion on which design team role* most interests you, and why. You may discuss topics such as:

´  why does this career interest you

´  what would you enjoy about working in this field

´  how popular is this field

´  what kind of education is needed to have a career in this field

´  what types of companies hire for this position

´  what is the salary range for this field

´  what type of work would you be doing in this field

´  what/who would you be working with if you chose a career in this field

*You may refer to www.adigitaldreamer.com as a starting point.

 

This two-part final project is worth 50 points total, and you will be graded on

1.    Your ability to lead your design team (giving feedback to your team members, keeping them on task, giving them direction as they work)

2.    Your forethought and planning for the design piece

3.    Your completion of the project within 25 minutes

4.    Your ability to wrap up the design piece well, both with your team and with the physical design

5.    Your research of the design team role for your final presentation on May 3

 

NEXT WEEK…                      

Students M.L. and T.H. will lead the class in their design projects. Please be sure to bring your: 

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 3/29/17 

HOMEWORK DUE 4/5/17

Design a layout of geometric birds in Photoshop. Your design piece should be:

·         Size 8x10, portrait orientation (vertical)

·         A grid of 9 birds – 3 rows of 3

·         Your birds should be created by using different geometric shapes (you may make use of the shape tool, the stamp tool, free drawing, etc.)

·         Your birds should be colorful

·         Your birds may show the whole body, or feature just the face

·         Each bird should be the same size so that the grid has a clean, consistent look

·         You may name your birds with a text box under each one if you choose

·         Don’t forget you may use the opacity tool, the gradient tool, blend brushes, and more.

·         Although your piece will be laid out in a grid format, the background should be negative space (i.e. the grid lines should not be visible)

·         Please flatten your document after completing it, but be sure to save one .psd version (not flattened) for yourself to go back and make changes if necessary before I have it printed.

·         Email your flattened document (saved as a high quality .jpeg) to elkaosterberg@questforeducationandarts.com

Here is the design inspiration by the talented Tony Buckland, for your reference: (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/485685141044002948/)

This assignment is worth 20 points, and will be professionally printed for display at the Quest Fine Arts Festival. Give it your best work!

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will explore the different roles of members on a design team, and then we will brainstorm ideas for design projects for your final project. Your final project will be choosing a design project, assigning your classmates a design role, and then overseeing the design project for 25 minutes of class time. Your design team should be able to complete the design project you decide on within the 25 minutes. This final project will be worth 50 points, and you will be graded on

1.    Your design project choice

2.    Your ability to lead your design team (giving feedback to your team members, keeping them on task, giving them direction as they work)

3.    Your forethought and planning for the design piece

4.    Your completion of the project within 25 minutes

5.    Your ability to wrap up the design piece well, both with your team and with the physical design

Please remember to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 3/22/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

HOMEWORK DUE 3/29/17

Design a layout using 2 photos, and a shape (using the elliptical tool) OR text box. Use the following applications:

o   Opacity adjustment

o   Either the smart selection tool OR brush for selecting the parts of the layer you want to show through and hide.

o   The gradient tool to fade your shape or text.

Review these tutorials from Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud AT LEAST once this week so that you are solid on the process of using layers, layer masks, and the tools and applications involved in this assignment. 

o   Creating Layers video tutorial (approx. 5 min.):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRFBOcxjkQU

o   Using a Layer Mask video tutorial (approx. 5 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnjOEcfK52E&spfreload=5

 

Save your document as a .psd file WITHOUT FLATTENING. Email the .psd file to elkaosterberg@questforeducationandarts.com so that I can review your layout in Photoshop and see the layers you created and the tools and adjustments you used. 10 points possible (points will be given for your use of each of the applications required).

 

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will work on a creative design project using geometric shapes in Photoshop. Please remember to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 3/15/17

HOMEWORK DUE 3/22/17

Please email your digital color wheel, size 8.5x11”, flattened, to elkaosterberg@questforeducationandarts.com. Your color wheel should include the 12 colors we discussed during our unit on Color Theory (also represented on your “Elements of Art: Color” worksheet). Your color wheel assignment may be in the format of a wheel, or as a grid, using the photographs you took during class on 3/8. The images should be presented in the order the 12 colors appear on your worksheet; they should not be arranged haphazard.

NEXT WEEK…                     

We will learn how to create and work with layer masks in Photoshop. Please remember to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 3/08/17

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

HOMEWORK DUE 3/15/17

Please have your photos downloaded to your computer so that you can create your digital color wheel IN CLASS on 3/15. You will need a total of 12 digital images, each one representing one of the colors on the color theory worksheet we created during last class. 

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will continue our unit on designing with color. Please remember to bring

  • your 12 digital images representing each of the 12 colors on your color wheel
  • your color theory worksheet (created in class on 3/8)
  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 3/01/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Bring a camera (phone, DSLR, point and shoot) to our next class on 3/8. We will be taking photos of different colors for you to create a digital color wheel.

 

HOMEWORK DUE 3/08/17

Please complete your Book of the Bible Mini-Poster, print out, and bring to next class. Assignment requirements:

-       Size is 8.5” x 11”, vertical orientation

-       Background should not be white. Use a color, texture, image, or combination of the three, for your background.

-       Your poster should have the name of the book of the Bible you chose.

-       Your poster should include one verse/quote from that book of the Bible.

-       Your poster should include at least one picture/graphic.

-       The overall design of your poster should represent that book of the Bible or the specific verse chosen.

-       Make use of the design principle of CONTRAST.

-       Adjust the opacity of some elements to add depth and interest to your design.

10 points possible. You are welcome to reference these examples for inspiration, but remember not to copy others’ creative works! 

-       http://fineartamerica.com/featured/joshua-books-of-the-bible-series-old-testament-minimal-poster-art-number-6-design-turnpike.html

-       http://pixels.com/featured/ruth-books-of-the-bible-series-old-testament-minimal-poster-art-number-8-design-turnpike.html

-       https://churchm.ag/word-original-design-project-for-each-book-of-the-bible/

 

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will begin our unit on designing with color. Please remember to bring

  • a camera (phone, point and shoot, DSLR)
  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 2/15/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

There will be NO class on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, during Science Fair week. Best wishes to the students who will be participating in science fair, and if you are able to attend to show support to our Quest science fair participants, please join us at the Tucson Desert Museum! We will resume class on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

HOMEWORK DUE 3/1/17

Complete your typography design project that we began in class. The background paper should be printed with words/text that match your overall typographic design. The top layer should have one word or shape cut out of the paper, showing the background layer of text underneath. Roll the torn paper back to expose the type underneath. Your design should portray the message that your text implies. The use of typography should be evident to make your design message strong. Ten points possible.

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will wrap up our unit on typography in design. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 1/25/17 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

There will be no class on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, during Science Fair week.      

HOMEWORK due 2/1/17

Please complete your grid of 9 contrasting types, and turn in at our next class.

·         Your grid should be set up in three rows of three paragraphs

·         Your paragraphs should all have the same wording

·         Your paragraphs should each be contrasting from each other. This can be achieved by using contrasting

o   Typefaces

o   Type size

o   Color

o   Weight

o   Structure

o   Form

o   Spacing/kerning

·         Write a note at the bottom of each paragraph telling the font used, the category of type (old style, slab serif, sans serif, script, decorative, modern), what contrasting design you used (bold, italicized, color, form, spacing, etc.). The notes under each paragraph should be in the same basic typeface that is readable, such as Arial.

·         You may choose what you want your paragraph wording to be. 

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will continue our unit on typography. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 1/18/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Welcome back to the spring semester of Quest classes! There will be no class on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, during Science Fair week. 

HOMEWORK DUE 1/25/17

There is no homework this week.

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will learn about choosing contrasting typefaces for best design practices. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 1/11/17

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Welcome back to the spring semester of Quest classes! There will be no class on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, during Science Fair week. 

HOMEWORK DUE 1/18/17

Complete your Typography Design Comparisons that you began in class. Refer to pages 161-166 in The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Fourth Edition, for the five topics you need to cover – Capitalization, Underlining, Kerning, Orphans and Widows, and one of the Miscellaneous topics that you presented to the class (found on pages 165-166). 

·         Use a separate paper for each topic. You will turn in five pages.

·         Label each page with your name and the topic represented (for example, Capitalization). 

·         Use the words “Happy New Year” for each example. 

·         Your examples should fill the page.

·         Each page should demonstrate an example of the undesirable design choice, and the better design choice. This is a comparison project, so present your comparisons either side by side, or one on top of the other, on the same page.

·         You may use a word processing program or Photoshop, or you may hand-write this project. 

·         Use 8.5x11” paper (typical printer paper size).

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will learn about the different categories of type, and mixing typefaces (concordant, conflicting, and contrasting relationships). Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Follow-up from class on 11/16/16

There will be NO HOMEWORK due next class. Please enjoy the time spent with family over the Thanksgiving break. I look forward to seeing everyone in two weeks, on November 30, 2016. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 11/09/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The Quest Fall Gala is coming up on Friday, November 11, at Catalina Foothills Church. Come support your classmates at their booths set up for the Christmas market! The evening’s events are as follows:

Christmas Market 4:00pm-7:30pm

Silent Auction 4:00pm-7:30pm (will close at intermission)

Buffet begins at 5:00pm

Performances begin at 6:30pm

Suggested Donation of $10 per person for the buffet and $10 per person for the show but more is greatly appreciated! All money that is donated will be going to the Wesley Bilodeau College Scholarship Fund for graduating home school seniors. Visit the Fall Gala tab on the Quest website to make a donation and get your wristbands for this event.

HOMEWORK DUE 11/16/16

There is NO HOMEWORK this week. Please attend and enjoy the Quest Fall Gala (information above) this weekend if you are able. Extra credit will be given to students who volunteer at / participate in / attend the Christmas Market and/or Fall Gala.

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will begin learning about layers in Photoshop. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 11/02/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The Quest Fall Gala is coming up on Friday, November 11, at Catalina Foothills Church. Come support your classmates at their booths set up for the Christmas market! The evening’s events are as follows:

Christmas Market 4:00pm-7:30pm

Silent Auction 4:00pm-7:30pm (will close at intermission)

Appetizers & Desserts open at 5:00pm

Performances begin at 6:30pm

Suggested Donation of $10 per person for the buffet and $10 per person for the show but more is greatly appreciated! All money that is donated will be going to the Wesley Bilodeau College Scholarship Fund for graduating home school seniors. Visit the Fall Gala tab on the Quest website to make a donation and get your wristbands for this event.

HOMEWORK DUE 11/09/16, by class time

Download Adobe Creative Cloud with the info emailed directly to you. Once it is downloaded, please watch one training/tutorial video on the Adobe website that teaches about Adobe Photoshop. Be prepared to teach what you learned to the class, using your computer to show examples and walk the class through your tutorial. The tutorial you give the class (on 11/09) should be 5-10 minutes long.  

Photoshop Tutorial – Watch and Teach, Homework – 10 points possible

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will begin learning Photoshop. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop (with Adobe Photoshop downloaded onto it)
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 10/26/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

The Quest Fall Gala is coming up on Friday, November 11, at Catalina Foothills Church. Come support your classmate at her booth set up for the Christmas market! The evening’s events are as follows:

Christmas Market 4:00pm-7:30pm

Silent Auction 4:00pm-7:30pm (will close at intermission)

Appetizers & Desserts open at 5:00pm

Performances begin at 6:30pm

Suggested Donation of $10 per person for the buffet and $10 per person for the show but more is greatly appreciated! All money that is donated will be going to the Wesley Bilodeau College Scholarship Fund for graduating home school seniors. Visit the Fall Gala tab on the Quest website to make a donation and get your wristbands for this event. 

HOMEWORK DUE 11/02/16, by class time

In Word (or a similar program), create a “Wanted” poster or a tribute poster honoring someone in your life. Use the principles of design -

u  CONTRAST

u  REPETITION

u  ALIGNMENT

u  PROXIMITY

Please make the document vertical 8.5x11.

Email your poster to Mrs. Osterberg:

elkaosterberg@questforeducationandarts.com

Wanted Poster/Tribute Poster – 10 points possible 

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will download Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop) onto your laptop, and we will begin exploring Photoshop. Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 10/19/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Don’t forget Quest school picture days are coming up –Monday, October 24, and Tuesday, October 25! Sign up for a spot on the Quest website, under the School Pictures tab.

HOMEWORK DUE 10/26/16, by class time

Your completed Business Set, designed with the principles learned thus far (Proximity, Alignment, and Repetition) is due in class on 10/26/16. You have already created the business letterhead. You may tweak the design a bit, if needed, with what you have now learned about repetition, and then design a business card and envelope to go with your letterhead. The three pieces in your business set will be:

1.    Business Letterhead

2.    Business Envelope

3.    Business Card

·         Use the business name you created for your business letterhead last week.

·         Use a minimum of two colors in your design. 

·         You can make this project digital or non-digital.

Remember the principle of REPETITION in your design between the three related pieces.

Business Set Homework (Focus on Repetition) – 10 points possible

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will continue learning about design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity). Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 10/12/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Don’t forget Quest school picture days are coming up –Monday, October 24, and Tuesday, October 25!

HOMEWORK DUE 10/19/16, by class time

Type and print a business letterhead using the principle of alignment. Your page needs to have a header and a footer, and should include the business name, as well as some other relevant information (could be an address, phone number, manager name, product offered, business logo/illustration, business tag line or quote, a “rule” or line, etc.). 

Alignment - Business Letterhead Homework – 10 points possible

NEXT WEEK…                      

We will continue learning about design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity). Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 10/5/16

HOMEWORK DUE 10/12/16, by class time

·         Turn in your Proximity Poster that we started in class. 

      Make a poster that illustrates proximity.

      Guidelines

      Use white 10x8-inch paper as the foundation for your design.

      Design it in landscape format: with the 10” edge going left-to-right and the 8” edge going top-to-bottom.

      You can use any of the available materials to complete your poster: markers, colored pencils, crayons, rulers, compasses, colored paper, scissors, glue. Do not cut pictures from magazines.

      Start your design in pencil so you can make adjustments before you finalize your design.

      Write the word PROXIMITY in letters at least 1.5 inches high somewhere on your poster, so they can be read across the room.

      The rest of your poster must be arranged like this:

         Five identical shapes/images which are close to each other.

         Three identical shapes/images which are close to each other, and are different from the five mentioned above.

      Make it colorful.

      Make it neatly. Take your time.

      PROXIMITY POSTER HOMEWORK – 10 points 

NEXT WEEK…

We will continue learning about design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity). Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

FOLLOW-UP FROM CLASS ON 9/28/16

IMPORTANT NOTES:

·         Order class textbook online if you don’t already have it – Quest website, books  tab, click on the graphic design class/ book title linked to Amazon and place your order.

HOMEWORK DUE 10/5/16

·         Turn in your line drawing (using two of the elements of design we learned about in class today – line and shape). Look up artwork by Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Wassily Kandinsky for inspiration. Please color in your line drawing with crayons, colored pencils, markers, pastels, paint, etc. Turn in to Mrs. Osterberg on 10/5. 

Line Drawing Homework - 10 points possible

·         Bring in an example of one of the elements of design (line, shape, form, value, color, texture, or space) to share with the class next week.

Element of Design Homework – 10 points possible

 NEXT WEEK…

We will begin learning about design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity). Don’t forget to bring your

  • textbook - The Non-Designer’s Design Book
  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

IMPORTANT NOTES:

·         Order class textbook online if you don’t already have it – Quest website, books  tab, click on the graphic design class/ book title linked to Amazon and place your order.

HOMEWORK DUE 10/5/16

·         Turn in your line drawing (using two of the elements of design we learned about in class today – line and shape). Look up artwork by Paul Klee, Joan Miro, and Wassily Kandinsky for inspiration. Please color in your line drawing with crayons, colored pencils, markers, pastels, paint, etc. Turn in to Mrs. Osterberg on 10/5. 10 points possible

NEXT WEEK…

We will continue learning about the elements of design (line, shape, form, value, color, texture, space). Don’t forget to bring your

  • laptop
  • notebook and pencil

Graphic Design

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • View the Student Orientation Power Point posted on the Quest website for rules, guidelines, and QUEST policies.
  • My contact info may be found on your Class Info Sheet and Class Syllabus
  • Please sign and return the bottom portion of the class syllabus by next week (both student and parent signatures are needed!)
  • Order class textbook online if you don’t already have it – Quest website, class information, class books, click on the book title linked to Amazon and place your order.

BRING TO CLASS ON 9/21/16

  • Laptop
  • Notebook and pencil
  • The Non-Designer’s Design Book, Fourth Edition

HOMEWORK DUE 9/21/16

First Graphic Design assignment: A Visual Introduction (worth 10 points)

·         Prepare a 2- to 3-min visual introduction of yourself to present next week

·         Be sure to include your name and school/age/grade. 

·         You can also include info about

    • Your life
    • Your family
    • Hobbies/interests
    • Home
    • What career interests you
    • Anything else that is representative of who you are

·         You may use visual props (i.e. items having to do with your hobbies)

·         You may use printed photographs

·         You may use digital photos (bring it on a flash drive to be presented on my computer, or bring in your own laptop to present them).