Sem1 Assignments

QUARTER 1 (Aug. 28th - Oct. 25th)

Design Challenge: Using letters from your name or nickname, can you create a name tag that visually represents who you are and/or who you want to be?

TO READ:
Assignment
How you will be assessed.

TO DO:
Name Tag Template
See an example of a finished template
HOMEWORK: Dissection
See an example of the homework

ASSIGNMENT TOOLS & RESOURCES:

  1. How-To Video: Ai Basics
  2. Adjective List: List 5 in the pasteboard area of your Illustrator artboard (these are your artistic anchor / inspiration words)
  3. More Descriptive Adjectives
  4. How-To: Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
  5. Ai Tutorial Part 2: Stroke effects, Stylize effects, Gradient
  6. Ai Extras: Brush and Swatch Libraries
  7. FontSquirrel.com
  8. Dafont.com

QUARTER 2 (Nov. 7th - Jan. 20th)

Design Challenge: How can I use what I know about color to make stronger, better design decisions?

In this Lab we will first test our knowledge of color. Then, we will investigate color by analyzing design work for color schemes, and experiment with paint to explore color mixing, color schemes, and color matching.

Group Work:
Answer: What do we know about color?
Group: Color Schemes

Watch:

TO DO: COLOR SCHEME POSTER

In groups, create a dynamic 11"x17" poster in portrait orientation that explains a color scheme.
Make sure do to your research.
Include: 1.Title 2.Explanation 3.Examples 4.Function of scheme 5.Design advice for that theme (if you have some)
Advice for Group Work

TO RESOURCES:

  1. Color Inspiration LINK by kuler.com
  2. Prezi Presentation: Color
  3. Links Color Mixing, Psychology & Theory

TO DO: COLOR MIXING & PAINTING
Group: Investigate color & meaning
Interaction of color

Learn color mixing & application. Learn about chroma (hue), intensity (saturation), and value. Apply your knowledge of the emotion and psychological power of color to create more dynamic artwork.

TEST YOURSELF:
Games:

  1. Color Matching (Method)
  2. Gradient sorting (5-steps)
  3. Multi-gradient test
  4. Gradient sorting(20-steps)

MORE RESOURCES:

  1. CSS Drive Color Palette Generator: Download a pic from the web, upload a pic of your own or scan in ANYTHING and this program will generate a color palette for you! (Can you say 'CRAZY?'!)
  2. Edutopia links: videos n' more
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How to Post Your Work to the WIKI site


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