Syllabus

I’ll post specifics soon. Here’s some information if you are just curious about what each class is about.

Graphic Art Design 1 – We use Adobe Photoshop CS5 to create original works of art. Most units begin with a few tutorials then creating an original work of art using skills instructed. Adapting cultural styles and art history to digital art is a year goal. You will be supplied the use of scanners, digital cameras to import photos for digital manipulation. We’ll explore how to import your smart phone and ipad images. A few tests, midterm, and final exam. First: importing images, using all eraser tools, and the power of blend modes.

Graphic Art Design 2 – We use Adobe Illustrator to create works of art as well as business type documents. You will need a sketchbook. This class will collaborate with the drama department to produce playbills, cast head shots, and programs. A few tests, midterm, and final exam. First: Sketching, cutting construction paper shapes and making Illustrator shapes that make image like characters. Let’s make a Minion ;-)

Computer Art DesignIt’s a game design and animation class. Make a 1868 flip book and watch/study animated cartoon famous characters. Did you know that Gertie is the oldest animated dinosaur? Game design apps include StageCast Creator, Scratch, Stencyl, and Gamesalad. Think about ideas for platform games, catcher, and a way to reinvent pong. A few tests, midterm, and final exam. First: Importing an actor/character into all 4 game apps we use. Then making the actor/character move left, right, up, down.

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