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Graphic Design I Pacing Guide - Auburn City Schools

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									                         Secondary Course Pacing Guide
                              Auburn High School

Department: Art      Course: Graphic Design One            Date: __2007___


Week     Topic/Chapter
Week 1   Discuss the rules and expectations of the teacher
         Discuss the purpose and practicality of Graphic Design
         Research and critique various forms and styles of Graphic Design
         Begin to learn the computer software (Adobe Photoshop)
Week 2   Review classroom rules and procedures
         Review basic functions and tools of the Adobe Photoshop program
         Explore the tools and uses of Photoshop
         Observe/research various styles of Graphic Design
         Create concept boards/thumbnail sketches
Week 3   Discuss the importance of good craftsmanship
         Research tasteful Graphic Design (via books, magazines, and internet)
         Learn to brainstorm and conceptualize for creative ideas
         Learn more advanced uses of Photoshop (Transforming, Skewing, etc…)
         Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 4   Learn to effectively use the digital cameras
         Learn to create illustrations
         Learn about typography
         Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 5   Learn to create “Graphic Design friendly” artwork
             (crisp, clear lines, no shades, etc…)
         Learn to effectively scan personal artwork onto the computer
         Learn to correct scanning flaws
         Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 6   Learn about printing process (CMYK, RGB, Grayscale, etc…)
         Creative Scans: Learn to use nature in Graphic Design (leaves, feathers, etc…)
         Hands-on design (see Project List)
         Discuss Authenticity: making designs appear genuine and believable
Week 7   Learn about Filters (alter artwork and photos in Adobe Photoshop)
         Learn to “think outside the box”
         Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 8   Discuss the Elements of Art in relation to Graphic Design
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
          View examples of Bad Design (mistakes to avoid)
Week 9    Discuss the Principles of Design in relation to Graphic Design
          Learn how to turn Fine Art (painting, collages, etc…) into Graphic Design
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 10   View examples of Collegiate Graphic Design
          View and discuss Multi-page projects:
             How to successfully create a multi-page layout (magazine, book, etc…)
          Hands-on design (see Project List)


          Begin working on Statewide Contests (Reflections, Workers with Disabilities)
Week 11   Learn about Multi-Layering:
              Create many overlapping, semi-transparent layers within one design
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 12   Learn about Mixed-Media
                (How to incorporate a variety of artistic styles into Graphic Design)
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 13   Group project: Create a multi-page design
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 14   View successful designs by students
          Display student artwork in the art gallery
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 15   Art History: Discuss the past and present of Graphic Design
          Begin Group Research Projects (to be presented during Week 18)
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 16   Classroom critique: Present and critique individual artwork
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 17   Learn about various computer programs (other than Adobe Photoshop)
          Hands-on design (see Project List)
Week 18   Group Presentation of Art History research
          Turn in Final Projects
Date of Midterm Exam:                           Date of Final Exam:

								
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