We've been hard at work the past couple of weeks.
Here's a little update about each class:
Screen Printing - As usual, we're juggling multiple projects! We never seem to have one thing on our plate at a time. Currently, we're finishing up shirts for culinary, finishing up softball shirts and finishing up our personal shirt design. Last week we finished up our stamps design. The students seemed to enjoy carving them and making their own imagery so they can stamp whatever and whenever they want (within reason, of course) :P
Graphic Design 1 - We completely switched gears from the Elements of Design right into our introduction to learning Adobe Illustrator. I've thrown a lot of information at the students really fast. With some review, they seem to be catching on pretty quickly! We're moving into our first independent project, a sticker design. Today we're working on our thumbnail sketches and on Monday we'll be creating our designs in Illustrator.
Graphic Design 2 - The students just finished, critiqued and edited their propaganda poster. Now, we are working on a CMYK/RGB design after reviewing and studying color. This project is one of my favorites as in the previous years the students have created a lot of cool imagery from it.
Intro to Photoshop - Student finished up both the Pixel Art design (which they loved), the selective color project and now we've moved on to creating handmade collages. The students really enjoy the collage project because it's really hands on. I'm excited to see what they create this time around!
Below are some photos from the various projects:
Screen Printing - Culinary Shirts, Softball Shirts and Stamps
Graphic Design 1 - Retro Triangle Design
Graphic Design 2 - Propaganda Posters
Intro to Photoshop - Pixel Art
This week's student of the week is Samone Marquez! She is an independant study student. This is her second year in the Graphic Design program and I've been so impressed with her work ethic and her innate sense of design. She's really a savant!
Thank you Samone for all your hard work and contributions to this program!
This week's selected student is Taviance Salt! He wasn't interested in allowing me to take his picture, but I thought I'd include some of his work as evidence of his awesomeness!
Taviance is an extremely articulate designer. He often comes in during lunch to very precisely edit his project. He recently won our design competition for the culinary logo. I'm continually impressed by his clean work and dedication to his craft.
Thank you Taviance!
We just finished up our cumulative project for the Elements of Design. Students studied each element and had a corresponding activity and then we had an all encompassing assignment that featured all of the elements. If you would like more details about the assignment, it's on my under the Graphic Design 1 tab.
Here are are a couple of exceptional examples from class.
Additionally, we went on a mini-class field trip to analyze ads using an elements of design rubric. I took a couple of class photos from 3rd and 5th hour :)