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Each semester students will be responsible for organizing their binder, following sketchbooks & workbook exercises, critiquing movie & gallery exhibitions and Employability. Students will be asked to visit this blog site, respond to various topics & use this blog as a tool to enhance their learning experience…

Share topics you would like to learn more about…

What projects, designs, or area of interest in Art & Design you would like to explore?   I try to structure each year to the students’ interest in the career pathways of Art & Communications, so every year is different.

It's A Beautiful Thing

Here is a review of some of the projects we will produce this school year.  What projects would you like to challenge yourself & learn?

First Marking Period…Tangrams, Portfolio Artwork,  Rough Resume/Application, Word Design, Adobe Demos & Employability Skills.


2nd Marking Period…Self Portrait Study, Contests, Final Resume, Group Projects, Computer Typography & Visual Design Fundamentals…  Learn the basics of the Graphic Design.


3RD Marking Period…Posters , Magazine Collage, Community Service & Competitions, Digital Photography, Storyboarding & the history of Art & Design and Regional Competitions.

3D Magical Snowman

4th Marking Period…Gallery or Artist Review, Artist Inspired Painting, Cartoon Letter, Photo Word, Photo Restoration, Pop Bottle, State Competition Preparation, Photography Quiz & Personal Designer Logo

Spring Break

5th Marking Period…Portfolio CD cover w/Updated Final Resume, Personal Logo, Perspective Series, Group Project (Gallery, Stop-Animation or Commercial), ABC Book, Independent Project & Self-Portrait Filter Effect

Teddy Grad

6th Marking Period…ABC Letter, Electronic CD & DVD Presentation, Perspective Drawing Observation, Digital Montage/Collage, Creativity workbook, Nature Print & Independent Study.  Students must present & schedule an Exit Interview before full credit will be earned.

Bussiness Teddy

Due dates will be discussed & deadlines must be met for full credit.  Deadlines are extremely important to success in the Arts & Communication Industry. The instructor reserves the right to change marking period assignment as each the year the curriculum is adapted to the needs of the students.

School's Out

Have a wonderful summer!  Keep in touch.  Good Luck in all your future successes!

4 Responses
  1. DeMarquis :

    Date: October 1, 2007 @ 10:07 am

    I finished the tangrams, portfolio artwork, and the word design!!!

  2. the Caleb :

    Date: October 17, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

    man word design was hard…

  3. Tamara :

    Date: November 20, 2007 @ 10:21 am

    I like the self portrait it was hard but fun, The word design on the computer was way more fun than the word desidn by hand

  4. Jeff :

    Date: November 26, 2007 @ 2:27 pm

    The self portrait took quite awhile to finish but I thought most turned out nicely. The word design was easier and faster redoing them in Illustrator.

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