Designing a Personal Symbol with variations in color schemes: For this project you will be brainstorming/sketching, designing and creating color variations of a symbol that represents YOU.
There are three steps or phases of this project:
Student Learning Objective: Students will apply skills in creating vector images to create a symbol representing themselves by sketching, creating variations and color schemes.
Phase 3: Brainstorming (fill a page with personal symbol ideas) No existing logo can be used
Phase 2: Creating variations in Illustrator (vector imagery)
BLACK & WHITE ONLY
Phase 3: Color Theory
Choose ONE of your designs and create the color schemes shown below.
Student Learning Objective: Use the face of your avatar to create a range of emotions in an effort to explore exaggeration. While attempting to push their artistic abilities the students will strive to show command over the toolset being used.
1.) Create 5-10 different emotions.
-How did you make sure you had interesting emotions?
2.) Push yourself to 'break' 2-3 of your avatar emotions.
-How will you defend that creating a crazy/extreme visual emotion still may work for your avatar and its visual style?
3.) Show that you have good to exceptional command over your tools.
-How did you push yourself in your use of shape?
-How did you show control over the Illustrator program, or did it control you?
-Did you avoid using the drawing tool?
Possible Written Reflection Questions:
What could these facial expressions be used for in a digital space?
What references will you use?
How will you approach your designs with smart planning?
Reference of the Rubric:
Using what you have learned and enjoyed the most using Photoshop, design a project to create. The overall project should take 4 – 5 class periods and you must submit
1. Planning, 2. Finished project, 3. Reflection statement. Some possibilities are:
Check out these movie poster images made to illustrate Academy Award nominated movies
Student Learning Objective: Students will be able to create an original work of design/art using borrowed and original images by applying digital Photoshop skills.
Size: Minimum, 8.5 x 11 inches or 11 x 17 inches (can be any shape or orientation)
Resolution: 300 ppi
File Naming: yourname_project.jpg (psd files are not required to turn in)
Planning Sheet due by end of class, Monday, March 4! NO LATER!
You must show at least one type of planning document.
Reflection Statement (written in paragraph form on your Weebly site):
What is the idea behind your project? What were you trying to create?
In what ways is your design an original work of art or what are you trying to communicate? What kinds of things did you do to make your piece unique and original?
What Photoshop tools and techniques did you use on this project:
What makes you proud about this design(s)?
For this assignment you will use ALL the Photoshop skills you have been learning to create an original piece of artwork in a theme of your choice. What that is is up to you as long as it is appropriate for school.
Collage theme ideas see below for examples:
What inspires you?
Colorado or Denver inspired (can be 15w x 9h inches)
Narrative- Tell a story with your collage
Surreal - Odd combination of imagery like a dream
Size: 11 x 17 inches (vertical) or 17 x 11 inches (horizontal)
Resolution: 300 ppi
Keep as a Photoshop document (.psd) so that I can see your layers and turn in to Dropbox. We will be working on this project for about 2 weeks or so.
Student Learning Objective: Students will be able to create an original work of art using borrowed and original images by learning to combine and manipulate imagery in Photoshop.
Reflection/Artist statement for Digital Collage:
What is the idea behind your piece? What were you trying to create?
In what ways is your design an original work of art? What kinds of things did you do to make your piece unique and original?
What Photoshop tools and techniques did you find yourself using over and over?
What makes you proud about your art work?
15 Green Things Design Challenge to help you remember Photoshop and experiment using new techniques.
Student Learning Objective: Students will create a composite image by practicing using Photoshop and by experimenting with new techniques and utilizing prior knowledge.
From the 15 Green Thing images ABOVE to the image composites below.
Design Specs: Create an 11 x 17 inches music poster. Set the resolution to 300 and make it an RGB image (if it is not already)
Can be created in Indesign or Photoshop
Challenge Option 1: Music poster using any kind of imagery you want (30 pts)
Challenge Option 2: Music poster using any kink of imagery EXCEPT without any likeness of the artist or band members. (50 pts)
Challenge Option 3: In addition to option 2 you create a second poster that is ONLY typographic. (100 pts) OR Create a typographic poster only (75 pts)
All posters must have:
Due by the end of this semester.
Option 1: Music Posters Using Imagery of the Performer(s)
Option 2: Music Posters Using Imagery But NOT of Performer(s)
Option 3: Music Poster using TEXT ONLY
2 page spread variations: You are responsible for designing 2 variations of your article. Same words, different design. See the Assignment Tab for more information and examples of student work.
Answer the following questions regarding your specific designs:
1. What is design and what have you learned about who creates design?
2. How did you communicate the style of the work of the designer you profiled? Do you think you were successful? (Use specific examples from your designs)
3. What challenges did you face using InDesign and how did you overcome them?
4. How can creating multiple variations (you did 2) help you achieve more successful design solutions?
Student Learning Objective:
Students will be able to communicate (through writing) their learning about a self-chosen topic in design using internet research, graphic organizers, and class demonstrations to broaden their knowledge and skills.
Student examples. Click on an image to view it larger.