Course Description

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Greeting Nighthawks,

I am so glad that you have chosen to take my Art class or Graphic Design class. Our class will have a lot of opportunities to use our creative minds to create new and exciting projects. Please read the course descriptions below that pertain to the particular class you are in.

 


Graphic Design 1 – This is a survey course that will focus on the use of electronic media (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop) to enhance traditional art techniques. Students will be working in a computer lab based classroom as well as in a hands-on studio art classroom. The assignments will allow students to engage in project based and, small group learning. Our class will learn the tools for each of the computer programs, elements and principles of art, as well as best practices of graphic design. My goal is provide students of any skill level challenging assignments. There are no pre-requisites for this course and all skill levels will be welcome. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for the visual arts.

Graphic Design 1 syllabus


Graphic Design 2 – This is a survey course that will focus on the use of electronic media (Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop) to enhance traditional art techniques. Students will be working in a computer lab based classroom as well as in a hands-on studio art classroom. The assignments will allow students to engage in project based and, small group learning. Students in Graphic Design 2 will be expected to show competency using Adobe Illustrator / Adobe Photoshop, applying the elements and principles of art, as well as demonstrating an understanding of best practices for graphic design. My goal is provide students challenging assignments with an intermediate skill level. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for the visual arts.

Class syllabus – Graphic Design 2


Art 1 – This is a survey course that will focus on the use of traditional art techniques. Students will be working in a hands-on studio art classroom. The assignments will allow students to engage in project based learning. Students in Art 1 will be expected to show competency developing and applying the elements and principles of art, as well as demonstrating their best effort to create unique solutions to each project. My goal is provide students challenging assignments with an beginning skill level. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for the visual arts. Each student is expected to positively contribute to the learning environment by developing a growth mindset and follow the rules and expectations set forth to make our classroom an enjoyable and exciting place.



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