Graphic Design in a 1-year course introducing students to the basics of designing with text and images. The class provides the building blocks of how to see, evaluate, and interpret art while looking and writing about a variety of art forms.
Projects focus on creating original fonts, posters, logos, and illustration. Traditional and digital equipment are explored to promote creative expression. Work outside of class is required, for example: sketchbook activities and studying for quizzes or tests.
Methods of Evaluation
All projects and tests are worth equal weight in my class. This way its easy to just add the total points to see what your grade is in the class. The breakdown is roughly:
Quizzes and tests 25%
Students will create a digital avatar on the website ClassCraft. You will work in teams to earn “life points” during the semester. Let’s see which team will earn the most points! Teams with the most points when “prizes”….teams with the least points join me for Art Hospital.
Students are responsible for doing their own work. Academic dishonesty of any kind will not be tolerated. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to, cheating, plagiarism, or misrepresentation of information in oral or written form. Such violations will be dealt with severely by instructors and the administration. Plagiarism means presenting someone else's idea or writing as if it were your own. If you use someone else's idea or writing, be sure the source is clearly documented.
Consequences of these actions will depend on the severity of the infraction, but will at minimum result in no credit for the assignment in question and may result in parent conferences and/or failure of the course for more severe, or repeated infractions.
Edits for Credit
If you turned in your work on time, but want to improve it, you may resubmit the project for “Edits for Credits” 1 week before the end of the quarter.