Graphic Design Lesson Plan

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Creating a Label
Quarter 1
Week 1
Sept 2-5
Week 2
Sept 8-12
Week 3
Sept 15-19
Week 4
Sept 22-26
 Week 5
Sept 29-Oct 3
Week 6
Oct 6-9
Week 7
Oct 14-17
Week 8
Oct 20-24
end of Q1
   
 Quarter 2    

 Week 1    

Oct 27-31

 Week 2

Nov 3-7

 Week 3

Nov 10-14

 Week 4

Nov 17-21

 Week 5    

Nov 24-28

 Week 6

Dec 1-5

Week 7 

Dec 8-12

 Week 8   

Dec 15-19     

 Week 9

Jan 5-9

 Week 10

Jan 12-16  

 Quarter 3
 Week 1
Jan 20-23 
 Week 2
Jan 26-30
 Week 3
Feb 2-6
Week 4
Feb 9-13
 Week 5
Feb 16-20
 Week 6
Feb 23-27
 Week 7
Mar 2-6
 Week 8
Mar 9-13
 Week 9 Mar16-20
 Week 10
Mar23-27

 Quarter 3: 

 Week 1    
 Jan 20
Jan 21
Jan 22
Jan 23
 Mon           
 Tues  Wed      Thurs  Fri
 No School       
 Desktop Publishing
 Desktop
Publishing
 Desktop Publishing
 Desktop Publishing

Quarter 2: 
 
 Week 1    

Oct 27-31

 Mon    

Tues 

 Wed

Thurs 

 Fri

 Gestalt/White Space

 No School    

 Principles of Gestalt-discussion/handout  Using principles of gestalt in an exercise

 Using principles of gestalt in an exercise

 Week 2

Nov 3-7

 Mon      Tues  Wed  Thurs  Fri
 
  •  Sites to See: Sumopaint- Looks a lot like Photoshop that you can use through a browser.
  • Gestalt:  Continuation- add to Portfolio- Gestalt page due at end of the period.- See revision of Rubric.
 
  •  Gestalt Assignment
  • Gestalt  quiz
  •  

     No School
     Week 3

    Nov 10-14

     Mon    

    • Demographic

    Project:  Designing a Label

     Tues

    Project:  Designing a Label

     Wed

    Project:  Designing a Label

    • Design/Plan/Work time

     Thurs

    Class critique of the plan

     Fri

    Label/Plan-web due by the end of the period

               
     Week 4

    Nov 17-21

     Mon

     Tues

    Logo/Stationary:  Part 1

     Wed

    Logo/Stationary:  Part 1

     Thurs

    Logo/Stationary:  Part 1

     Fri

    Demographics 2

               
     Week 5    

    Nov 24-28

     Mon

    • Contest
    • Using InDesign/PhotoShop/Bridge- creating a layout for both labels

     

     Tues

    1-3:  tutorials - creating a new document, adding text, adding photos

    More InDesign

     Wed

    No School    

     Thurs

    No School    

     Fri

    No School

               
     Week 6

    Dec 1-5

     Mon

    -Review InDesign tutorial- adding graphics

    Tutorial- graphic basics tutorial- editing.

     

     

     Tues

    - InDesign Tutorials- swatches tutorial/label

     Wed

    printing tutorial- label/Indesign assignment- print label

     

     Thurs

    Artist Portfolio

    Indesign assignment:  Creating a Poster

     Fri

    Indesign assignment

               
     Week 7 

    Dec 8-12

     Mon

    Rules of Desktop Publishing #1- White Space

    • Indesign assignment:  Creating a Poster/

      Poster Due at the end of the period (using PhotoShop and InDesign

     Tues

     

    • Introduction to Illustrator- Workspace/Using Text Tool

     Wed

  • Introduction to Illustrator:  Color, Fill, Stroke, gradient, mesh tool
  •  Thurs

  • Illustrator Assignment- create a name plate.  Print & put on Illustrator page of portfolio
  • Illustrator tutorials- when finished learn some new things here
  •  Fri

  • Professional Portfolio- web designer, illustrator, Mauricio Guimaraeas
  • Illustrator:  school banner on the school web page.
  •            
     Week 8   

    Dec 15-19    

     Mon

     

     Tues

    Snow Day

     Wed

     Thurs

  • Rules of Desktop Publishing
  • Create an informative poster
  •  Fri

  • Rules of Desktop Publishing
  • Create an informative poster
  •            
     Week 9

    Jan 5-9

     Mon

    • Working with a client
    • Create a logo for the public library
    • Brainstorming
    • Know your subject:  Dolores Public Library

     Tues

  • Working with a client
  • Create a logo for the public library
  •  Wed

    • Working with a client
  • Create a logo for the public library
  •  Thurs

     Fri

    In PhotoShop create a gallery slideshow of work as a .gif

      Mon  Jan 12        
    Tues  Jan 13
    Wed   Jan 14
     Thurs Jan 15
    Fri  Jan 16
     Week 10

    Jan 12-16

    • Review of Elements of Graphic Design
    • Principles of Design
    • Critiquing using elements and principles
    • Create a logo for Dolores High School be able to defend the elements of graphic design and principles of design
     
    • Review of Elements of Graphic Design
    • Principles of Design
    • Review of Elements of Graphic Design
    • Principles of Design
     Final Exam

    No School- Teacher work day
               
    Quarter 1:

    September

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    1

    2

    3

    4

    5

     

    Syllabus/Expectations-Elements of design

    Sites to review:  professional graphic designers' portfolios-Elements of design, -Intro to html-creating portfolios

    Sites to review:  professional graphic designers-Elements of design.-Intro to PhotoShop CS3

    Elements of design.-Intro to PhotoShop CS3-Creating examples of line, texture, shape, color & value using PhotoShop CS3

    8

    9

    10

    11

    12

    Elements of design:  Shape- notes

     Intro to PhotoShop CS3

     

    Statistics on graphic designers 

    Movement notes

     

    site for review:  Fort Lewis Graphic Arts

    Balance- add examples of symmetrical and Asymmetrical Balance to your html page.

    Emphasis & Unity Emphasis: notes

     

     

    15

    16

    17

    18

    19

     Unity

    Review Elements of Graphic Design –Quiz-Typography Links:-http://ilovetypography.com/http://www.typography.com/home/index.php?affiliateID=http://webstyleguide.com/type/index.html http://typographica.org/

    Intro to Typography-Typography:  Assignment #1-Create an html Typography page

     

    Intro to Typography-Typography:  Assignment #1

     

      Typography Assignment #1 Due-More Typography-Elements of Graphic Design portfolio due

    22

    Typography:  a Powerful Tool in grahic design/visual communication

    Assignment #2- Typography

     

    23 

    Typography:  a Powerful Tool in grahic design/visual communication

    Assignment #2- Typography

     

    TypeFace site

    24

     

    25

    • Text: Assignment:
      working with text and typography
    •  

    26 

  • Career Connection:
    1. Review resources on careers in Graphic Design
    2. In a short essay - on your portfolio- explain one career path-what one does in the field, pay, etc.  Explain what you find appealing acout this career.  Site what sources were used.  Connect all pages on your porfolio.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     Week 5:  Sept 29- Oct 5:

    Objectives for Week 5:  Sept 29-October 3

    • Research contemporary font designers and contemporary typography.
    • Learn about typographers as artists and people.
    • Use type as the primary visual medium and use the space on the page creatively.
    • Fonts- Clasic Families and Applications
     

     September 29-3        

     Mon    

     Tues

     Wed

    Thurs 

     Fri

    29 

    30 

     Fonts- Clasic Families and Applications

    Know your fonts and their graphic design

    applications.

    Assignment:  Add an example of :

    Black Letter, Script, Georgia, Square Serif,

    and Sans Serif to your Typography Page 

     -See sites at assignments page

    -Classifieds

    - Logo Project

     Logo Project

     Logo Project

    Graphic Design Career site

    Read "What is graphic design" and

    "What designers need to know" .  Be prepared

    to discuss this information on Tuesday.

    • add logo and
    • illuminated letter poem to web site,
    • label each under typography section
     Logo Project

     

     

     Oct 6-10        

     Mon      

    Tues 

     Wed

    Thurs 

    Fri 

     9

    10 

     Typography- remake your logo- after critiquing

     Typography

     Typography

    Typography 

     No School

     
     Oct  13-17        

     Mon        

     Tues

     Wed

     Thurs

     Fri

     13

     14

     15

     16

     17

     No School

     Magazine Covers

     Powder Puff/Peach fuz

    Graphic Designers of the day

    Designer too 

    Magazine Covers

    Rolling Stone covers

     
     Oct 20-25        
     Mon             Tues  Wed  Thurs  Fri
     20      21  22  23  24
     Magazine Covers  Graphic Design Portfolios  Graphic Design Portfolios- Review  Graphic Design Test  Graphic Design Test, pt 2