Graphic Arts class (Tue/Fri)
An example of step-by-step comic drawing
Click here for the class syllabus.
Current assignments and projects:
Comic Drawing unit: We will look at comic style drawing and how to create a 4-panel comic strip about our own lives.
Schedule for the Week:
May 14-18 > We will work on finishing the Autobiographical Comic Project, which is due Fri. 5/18. The semester test will be on Tuesday 5/15.
May 7-11 > We will be working on the Autobiographical Comic Strip Project. Homework for Tues. 5/8: Read the handout, "The 3 Act Structure for Comic Writing" and complete the 4-panel Calvin and Hobbes comic strip activity.
**Binder check on Wed. 5/9** Semester test on Tues. 5/15**
April 23-27 > Students will finish their pop art paintings before moving on to the Comic Drawing Unit.
April 16-20 > Students will be working on their Pop Art paintings.
April 9-13 > Students will work on their designs for the Pop Art project. See guidelines below.
April 4-6 > We will not have class this week because of state testing. Continue to look for everyday/common objects and images to use as subject matter for a pop art design.
March 26-30 > We will begin the Pop Art unit by looking at examples of pop art and by defining what it is and how it differs from other styles throughout the history of art. Click here for the Pop Art project guidelines.
March 19-23 > Students will be giving their Media Campaign presentations during class on Tues. 3/20. Make sure to consult the rubric on the back of the project guideline sheet and rehearse your presentation before Tuesday.
March 5-9 > Students will work on their media campaign plans and presentations. The written 2 page plans and presentations are due Friday 3/9. Click here for the Media Campaign Project guidelines and rubrics.
Feb. 26-March 2 > Students will be continue to work on developing their (main) message for their media campaign. We also will be designing a billboard as part of the larger visual nature of the campaign. Please come prepared to discuss your message and media campaign goals this week (starting on Tuesday).
Feb. 19-22 > We begin working on the digital logo as well as designing a billboard for the media campaigns. For Tues. 2/20: bring in one example of a piece of designed material from a media campaign. ** Also, bring in the finished persuasion letters to prospective students using logos, ethos, and pathos. **
Feb. 12-16 > We wrap up the Logo Design project and transition to the Media Campaign unit where students will create a multi-media campaign for their cause-based organization they created for the Logo project. Due Tuesday 2/13: the typed, half-page description of their cause-based organization. ** Homework for Friday 2/16: Bring in or sketch an example of graphic design from a media campaign. Hint: check your mailbox. **
Feb. 5-9 > Students will work on their logo designs this week. Final designs are due Wed. 2/7.
Jan. 29-Feb. 2 > Students continue working on developing the cause-based organization that they will design a logo for.
We will finish watching the film, Bowling for Columbine as a way to look into an issue facing our world. Students are expected to decide which issue they will base their organization on by Friday Feb. 2nd.
Jan. 22-26 > We begin working on the Logo Design Project. Click here for the project guidelines handout.
Jan. 16-19 > Students will work on their personal or family emblem designs. Final drafts are due on Friday 1/19.
Jan.8-12 > We look at the use of symbols in different cultures around the world and begin the personal or family emblem activity. Click here to download the activity sheet. ** Homework for Fri. 1/12: Draw 3 symbols found at home.**