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I can research examples of the elements or principles of design.


UNIT: Elements & Principles of Design
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Our first project is a poster that illustrates either the elements of design or the principles of design. This project has three parts:
    • Research (2 classes)-finding background information and examples of similar posters
    • Drafting (2 classes)-sketching possible layouts and illustrations, defining terms
    • Publishing (4 classes)-digitally creating your poster, citing sources, and exporting your poster as a PDF.
  3. Read the project checklist (in the Resources column). The checklist is how your project will be graded, so you should refer to it often.
  4. The first thing you need to do is decide whether your poster will illustrate the elements of design or the principles of design. These posters will be printed and laminated for you to reference throughout the semester, so you're encouraged to do the opposite of whatever the person next to you is doing.
  5. Download the Elements & Principles of Design Research worksheet and open it in Microsoft Word. Begin filling out this worksheet. Some sources that you can use are:
    • Google Images
    • Art/museum websites
    • Youtube (videos explaining the elements and principles)
    • Online dictionaries
  6. At the end of class, be sure to click Save As to save your worksheet to the class folder. It is currently in your Downloads folder, so if you just click Save you won't receive any credit. 



Elements of Design
line
shape
direction
size
texture
color
value

Principles of Design
balance
gradation
repetition
contrast
harmony
dominance
unity
I can synthesize research to present the elements or principles of design using my own words and images.


UNIT: Elements & Principles of Design

Current project: a poster that illustrates the elements or principles of design. This project has three parts:
    • Research (2 classes)-finding background information and examples of similar posters
    • Drafting (2 classes)-sketching possible layouts and illustrations, defining terms
    • Publishing (4 classes)-digitally creating your poster, citing sources, and exporting your poster as a PDF.
 
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. You may choose to draft your project digitally (using Sketch.io, which is what we will use for the final product) or using paper and pencil. Graphic designers use both in their day-to-day work, so choose whichever method you are more comfortable with. 
    • Digital drafters: download the appropriate draft worksheet from the Resources column and fill it out in Microsoft Word. You can export your sketches as JPEG files and insert them into Word. Save your draft to the class folder.
    • Paper-and-pencil drafters: print the appropriate worksheet (use the printer that has Brother in the name. It will print out on my desk). Fill it out, staple the pages together, and hand it to me when you are finished. 
  3. Please keep in mind that this is a draft. Your sketches should convey a general idea, not be detailed masterpieces. 
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Elements & Principles of Design Poster Checklist

Elements of Design Draft Worksheet
Principles of Design Draft Worksheet

Elements of Design
line
shape
direction
size
texture
color
value

Principles of Design
balance
gradation
repetition
contrast
harmony
dominance
unity
  I can define and illustrate the elements and principles of design in poster form.


UNIT: Elements & Principles of Design

Current project: a poster that illustrates the elements or principles of design. This project has three parts:
    • Research (2 classes)-finding background information and examples of similar posters
    • Drafting (2 classes)-sketching possible layouts and illustrations, defining terms
    • Publishing (4 classes)-digitally creating your poster, citing sources, and exporting your poster as a PDF.
 
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. You have 3 classes to make your poster in Sketch.io. The 4th class will be dedicated to citing your sources and generally making sure everything is ready to print. 
  3. When you finish your poster, export it as a JPEG.
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Elements & Principles of Design Poster Checklist

Elements of Design
line
shape
direction
size
texture
color
value

Principles of Design
balance
gradation
repetition
contrast
harmony
dominance
unity
  I can digitally publish my poster and references.


UNIT: Elements & Principles of Design


Current project: a poster that illustrates the elements or principles of design. This project has three parts:
    • Research (2 classes)-finding background information and examples of similar posters
    • Drafting (2 classes)-sketching possible layouts and illustrations, defining terms
    • Publishing (4 classes)-digitally creating your poster, citing sources, and exporting your poster as a PDF.
 
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Today we are going to make a Works Cited page to give credit to anyone whose ideas inspired your poster. 
  3. Look back at your research document and ask yourself the following questions about each of your sources:
    1. Did I base any part of my design on this source?
    2. Did I use any ideas from this source in my definitions?
    3. Did I base my layout on this source?
  4. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, create a citation for that source in EasyBib (link in the Resources column). 
  5. When you are finished, export your citations as a Word document. Download and open the document. 
  6. Click Insert>Page Break to insert a page before your Works Cited. Insert your poster JPEG into the first page. Adjust the margins and image size as you see fit.
  7. Add your name and poster title at the bottom of the second page.
  8. Once the document is formatted to your liking, click Save As and change the document type (underneath where you type in the document name) to PDF. 
  9. Save the document to Ready to be graded.
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Elements & Principles of Design Poster Checklist

EasyBib

Elements of Design
line
shape
direction
size
texture
color
value

Principles of Design
balance
gradation
repetition
contrast
harmony
dominance
unity 
I can:
  • Find facts and gather data for conscientious decisions 
  • Synthesize information and evaluate options 
  • Assess situations in order to make informed judgments 
  • Reflect on decisions and determine alternative choices 
  • Apply learnings to real-world situations


UNIT: Copyright & Fair Use
 
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. The next four classes are going to be about copyright and fair use. Copyright laws protect what you make as a graphic designer, and misunderstanding or ignoring copyright can have serious consequences. As an overview, today we are going to play a choose-your-own-adventure game. 
  3. Click the link in the Resources column to go to Digital Compass.
  4. When you get to the home screen (the one that says ANYWHERE), select the letter E at the end to play the game Hack-A-Wrong. If you have already played Hack-A-Wrong for Computer Applications, you can use today's class to catch up or play games.
  5. Experiment with different story choices for the duration of today's class. 
  6. When you reach an ending, play the mini-game. You can play the mini-game as many times as you want. Please show me your best score so I can enter it in RenWeb.


Digital Compass
 I can find, identify, and attribute the creative work of others.


UNIT: Copyright & Fair Use
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Watch the Legal Image Sources video.
  3. Read the Can I Use It? Infographic
  4. Download and complete the Can I Use It? Assignment.
  5. When you are done, click Save As to rename your file LastnameFirstname Can I Use It? and move it to Ready to be Graded.
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Legal Image Sources video

 Can I Use It? Infographic (scroll down to the yellow infographic)

Can I Use It? Assignment
 I can find, modify, and attribute the creative work of others.


UNIT: Copyright & Fair Use
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Watch the Images video.
  3. Experiment with modifying images in Pixlr.
 
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Images Video

 I can apply the elements of typography to a business card.


UNIT: Typography
  1.  Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Watch the typography video.
  3. Click on the Business Card Typography assignment and follow the instructions.
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Typography Video

Business Card Typography
  I can design and install an original font.


UNIT: Typography
  1. Do the daily warm-up activity. Save it to the warm up folder as LastnameFirstname Date.
  2. Get a black gel pen and a font sheet from the green tray by the door. Fill out the font sheet.
  3. Scan your page as a pdf at computer #14 and put the pdf file in Graphic Design/Fonts.
  4. Go back to your computer and watch the video about how to convert and install your font.
  5. Open Microsoft Word or MS Paint and make something with your font.
 
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