Week One – August 25th – 27th
Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
Mr. Bohmann | firstname.lastname@example.org
Any burning questions from yesterday?
Lunch – yesterday we got a good look at lunch and some challenges that come with eating in the classroom. From today forward, when you finish your lunch, walk down your trash to the lunch room. Be a good world citizen and compost your food items and recycle anything that is recyclable, like salad and sandwich containers. Let’s save our CAWD 2 trash can for non food items.
Parking Permits – Don’t forget to fill yours out if you drive a car to school. Application on the CTE Website
Today is a Blue day for CTE. If you have a 7/8 CTE class you go to that class right after lunch, do not return from lunch.
Today is a “B” day for EHS. If you have a 7/8 EHS class you go to that class at 1:10 when we go to our afternoon mask break.
9:40 Attendance & Remaining Dailies from yesterday
9:50 Introduction to Visual Literacy – Graph of the Day
Graphs and visual literacy is an important skill to learn. Throughout the year, we will practice dissecting visual content. Not only will be be reading them, we’ll be making our own!
When looking at a graph, guide yourself by the following questions:
What do you notice? Identify some visual cues in the graph, color, placement, facts, figures
What do you wonder? What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graph?
How does this graph impact you and/or your community? Can you make a connection to how this information impacts you or people you know.
What additional information would help you understand this graph / subject matter better?
Write a catchy headline for this graph?
Schedule Blanks – When you finish your Graph of the Day, please review your schedule and fill in your class schedule on the blank template I’ve provided. I’ll come around and meet with each of you about your schedule and see what questions arise.
10:35 Mask Break
10:45 Adobe Illustrator Practice Intro Continued
Yesterday we set up our accounts and opened Illustrator for building some Vector graphics.
Essentials or Essential Classic workspace
Selection tools, shape tools and pen tools practice
Pen Tool allows you to make flowing Bezier curves. The longer the handle, the more power in the curve
Using the modifier key ALT will break the path. Begin by pressing and pulling when using the pen tool.
Use the Curvature Pen Tool to Draw straight lines and smooth curves with precision and ease instead of drawing and modifying paths using Bezier curves.
Let’s continue with some tool practice this morning.
Lines and Curves Practice
C.R.A.P stands for contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity. These are the four principles of design used by graphic designers, web designers and digital learning experts. Good UX (stands for User Experience) and Good UI (User Interaction) include these principles.
C.R.A.P. Cheat Sheet
Activity – C.R.A.P Scavenger Hunt and Illustrator Tool Blitz
Guides, Smart Guides and Rulers
Working in Adobe Illustrator
- Set up a new document 640 x 480 pixels (create 4 artboards), RGB
- Identify a design principle for each artboard, add text to identify
- Find a good example of each principle (could be from a video game, movie poster, app, book cover, website and place on the correct artboard
- Test out effects and tools as you create your document
- 12:05 we’ll do a gallery walk of your work.
Save as PDF: Filename: CRAP_Lastname and drop in this assignment dropbox on Google Classroom.
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
All students have access to free breakfast and lunch everyday! We’ll walk down the
hall together this. You are encouraged to eat your meals in the cafeteria this year (it is open) and then return to the classroom when you are done with your meal.
12:45 – 1:10 Camera distribution and Overview
1:10 Mask Break
1:20 Illustrator Practice
Champ is the name of a lake monster said to live in Lake Champlain, but what does
Champ look like in your mind?
For some afternoon practice using the shape and shapebuilder tools to create a quick design of your very own lake monster. Incorporate colors. Apply concepts of CRAP as you see fit to execute your design.
Create 1 artboard, 500 x 500.
Quick Export – Save for Web(legacy) as a png.
Place in Public Folders in folder called CHAMP Challenge
We’ll take a quick look at your designs to wrap up the day.