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Advanced Computer Graphics. Lesson plans, work files, presentations.

Prerequisites: successful completion of Computer Graphics 1.

Course available to: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. T

his is a full year course for students, who are interested in improving their artistic and design skills. In addition to working with Adobe software (PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, etc.), students will develop strong visual skills, learn the beauty of typography, understand the process of publishing, product development, and web design. Templates and pre-made designs will not be used in this class. All the above skills can be applied to a future career as a graphic artist/designer, and are very desired by employers in any career field.

assignments

Adobe PHOTOSHOP

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four elements

four elements

poster

shelves with brains

distort filters

shear filter

shear filter

spherize filter

spherize filter

waterglobe

water globe

texture wrap

displace filter

patterns

patterned space

projects

surrealism

surrealism

cyber animal

cyber animal

ice

ice sculptures

mandala

mandala

triptych

triptych "emotions"

portrait typography

typography portrait

poster

poster

landscape

landscape

under water

water submersion

i small

i small

out of bounds

out of bounds

wrap around with layer masks

wrap-around

poetry poster

Earth Myths

Adobe ILLUSTRATOR

vector seal

shape drawing

color schemes

color swatches

illustrator

illustrator extras

infographics

Infographics

vector flower

gradient mesh

vector challenge

vector challenge

photo to vector

photo to vector

board game lesson

board game

typography

typography

Adobe After Effects

intro to after effects

intro

intro to after effects

solids vs. shapes

intro to after effects

animation

intro to after effects

shapes: assignment #1

intro to after effects

ball: assignment #2

intro to after effects

masks: assignment #3

intro to after effects

typography: assignment #4

intro to after effects

importing from Illustrator

intro to after effects

Cube and 3D layers

intro to after effects

intro video

Adobe InDesign

poetry poster

poetry poster

Adobe FLASH

claymation in flash

claymation

flash animation

basic animation

flash drawing

drawing in flash

flower flash

flower project

symbols

animate with symbols

talking in flash

talking in flash

talking in flash

MovieClip animation

walking in flash

walking in flash

action script

buttons and ActionScript

animation

cartoon animation

WEB SITE DESIGN

wordpress blog

intro to web design

basic html

intro to html

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver and css

Dreamweaver: CSS & DIV

Adobe Dreamweaver

Site Layout

wordpress blog

wordpress site

site

yolasite portfolio

google site

Google site portfolio

Flash

web site

flash site

upload flash site

upload website

Wisconsin essential standards rubric

  no evidence Beginning Emerging Proficient Advanced

AA1 Cr10
aesthetics & problem solving

Artwork does not show use of given elements and principles of design or there is no evidence. Artwork shows limited understanding and use/application of given elements and principles of design. Artwork represents some understanding and use of given elements and principles of design. Artwork demonstrates an understanding and a proper application/use of given elements and principles of design. Student used elements of art /principles of design to achieve unified, balanced, exciting, and effective space that goes beyond the task.

AA1 Cr.12
skills

Work is not complete and/or does not show the process from specified instructions or there is no evidence. Student somewhat followed the process. Some steps are skipped or incomplete. Work requires major improvement. Student mostly followed the process. Work shows some skills and basic/partial understanding of the process. Student followed the process exactly as the instructions specified. Work shows proper use of skills and techniques. Student followed the process exactly as the instructions specified and, in addition, the piece exhibits evidence of creative experimentation beyond the required task. Craftsmanship and attention to details are flawless.

AA2 Pr.10
aesthetics & communication

The artwork does not comply with the task and instructions, there is no personal involvement in the process or there is no evidence. The artwork communicates little effort and personal emotional involvement in the process. Student tried using elements and principles of art to solve the aesthetic task. Some areas need improvement. Student used elements and principles of art properly and conveyed a clear message. Artwork shows individuality and effort. The artwork displays a clear meaning and style of the assignment. Artwork communicates specific art style or other requirements. The message is clearly communicated. Student went above and beyond in the use of Art Elements and Principles to convey a clear message, showed understanding of the task, and solved the task in the most creative way. Artwork shows individuality and emotion involvement.

GRADING

1. All assignments must be completed on or before the due date.
2. Unfinished artwork is graded as such.
3. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to make up all work. You can sign out art supplies if needed.
4. If your project requires extra time to be completed, you have to make arrangements with me prior the due date. This is your responsibility.
5. Each project has a rubric with specific requirements and guidelines. Follow them.
6. Unless an assignment specifically requires copying, it will be interpreted in the same manner as plagiarism.
7. You are also graded for your in-class studio work.

CLASSROOM RULES

1. Food, drinks, candy, gum are not allowed in the Art rooms. A bottle of WATER is permitted in room 206 (only).
2. Cell phones are not allowed at any time. Phones should be turned off and put away.
3. Be in the room before the bell rings. Dropping your stuff and leaving does not qualify you as being on time.
4. Sit at your assigned seat unless I give you OK to move. That means you do not walk around the room during the class.
5. Talk quietly with students at your table. Do not talk during the instructional time.
6. Draw, paint, etc. on your artwork only!
7. Use materials from your tote-tray only... don't go into other people's trays.
8. You can bring your work home anytime. You are responsible for having it back next day.
9. If you must swear, please do it elsewhere... Thanks.
10. You are responsible for cleaning your work area and the tools that you used.
11. If you are in the Graphics lab, use the printers for the current ART assignments only!!!
12. Encourage your fellow classmates in a positive way... treat them fairly and nicely. This room should be a fun and comfortable place for everyone.