Digital Art is taught using the design programs Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop and other graphics program. Students will learn about Art Elements & Principles, as well as the tools and processes of the software programs. Some of the themes and techniques we study include:
- Digital Mosaics
- Introduce Quarterly Design Research Project
- Line Design
- Logo Design (copyright and state park sticker contest)
- Travel Poster
- Intro to Photoshop
- Selection tools
- Clone stamp/collage
- Movement portraits (smudge tools)
- Book/Magazine cover
- Public Service Announcement poster
- Learn Computer Graphics Vocabulary (including Art Elements and Design Principles)
- Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, as well as using a Wacom Bamboo drawing tablets
- Learn copyright laws involved with the design
- Create effective, interesting and unique designs in various layouts
Within each unit, you will have a variety of assignments where you will be doing the following:
- Skill Check activities – measure your understanding of various tools and functions in each program.
- Plans – drawings or writings that illustrate your intentions and designs for final projects.
- Completed Projects – demonstrate the ability to use the program, fulfill project requirements and display creativity.
- Rubrics – allow you to assess your own work and require you to reflect on your work. I will not grade a project until I have the completed rubric from you!
- Critiques – for many projects, we will have class critiques in several different formats. You will be graded on how prepared you are for the critique (PRINT YOUR WORK!) and your participation (give good, honest, helpful feedback).