If we took a photo together last night, email it to me! I want a copy!
You guys are so awesome, and I’ve really seen a lot of hard work this past week. Thanks for making my first/last year teaching awesome! I’ll see you if you’re at graduation Thursday. 🙂
P.S. Check out this awesome video: Art vs Design!!
May 31 – June 2, Tuesday – Thursday
If you haven’t taken and passed your certification, you have a final! Study your quizzes.
May 24, Tuesday
Certification: Shawn, Natalie, (Devyn: Friday), Melvin, Brian, Alex
- Nick: Architectural Styleism of Cities
- Robert: Process of outlining Link from Zelda
- Arturo: n/a
- Kyle: Word Cloud Project
- Zack: Spiral-Geometric-Galaxy
- Cody: Magic Kingdom Art Gallery
- Rafael: Neon 20s
- Danny: Halloween Logo Designs
May 23, Monday
Portfolio: Links due
May 20, Friday
Final Exam Tuesday!
May 19, Thursday
Keep on keepin’ on.
May 18, Wednesday
Portfolio: Presentation presentation presentation
Certification: Sit in the front row so we can review!
May 17, Tuesday
Portfolio: Sit in the front row so we can talk about portfolio presentation
Certification: Work on your book questions today. We’ll review tomorrow!
May 16, Monday
Portfolio: Final Project
May 10 – 13, Tuesday – Friday
Work work work work work work
May 9, Monday
Sketchbook check! Have you finished your third project yet?
If you have finished any quizzes, send them my way so I can grade them and return them to you. Remember that you should be making corrections so you can learn from your mistakes.
May 2 – 6, Monday – Friday
We’re just continuing forward this week.
I’m writing “quizzes” as fast as I can so that you have the resources to cover more material. If you need something from me, just let me know and I will try to make it happen. My goal is simply to help you, so don’t hesitate to tell me what will help you pass your certification. 🙂 Trouble Accessing the Book? After logging into your PeachPit account, try visiting this link: https://memberservices.informit.com/my_account/webedition/9780134395449/html/index.html?link=248
Portfolio students, keep using your time wisely. Do your research before class, so you can work in Illustrator while it’s available. This project is completely for you: to create something you can talk about and showcase. Poor use of time will affect your final product.
April 28, Thursday
Congratulations to our three new Illustrator CC Adobe Certified Associates, Robert, Zack, and Cody! I have papers for the three of you to start on your new assignments. 🙂
Everyone had great scores yesterday! You’re so close to that certification, and I’m proud of the work you’ve put in so far! Finish up your quizzes and corrections for the current assignments. We’ll start a new set soon.
If you did not re-certify yesterday, I will find a time for you to do so next week.
Portfolio students, today’s a sketchbook check, FINALLY. Also, I brought your papers!! Please complete these by Monday.
April 27, Wednesday
ACA Illustrator Certification
Log in, open your file browser, and go to the V: drive. In the “Digital Design > Everything Else” folder, at the bottom, will be a link called “Certiport Online Exams.” It should open your certification exam link in Internet Explorer. (Use the Home tab to “Open in”)
Login to Certiport, choosing “Adobe Certified Associate.” If you get a red warning, close the browser, open the shortcut, and try logging in again.
Exam suite: Adobe Creative Cloud
Exam: Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
At this screen, raise your hand so Coach White can log in as your proctor.
Important! If you go back to a question from the ‘review’ screen, it will reset the question. Make sure you re-do the answer, even if you didn’t mean to open that question. (Hi, Cody)
We are meeting in the media center to do the peer review! There should be five of you. Start working and I will come find you after I take roll for Ms. Brown’s class.
April 26, Tuesday
Portfolio group: you are preparing for your presentation/peer review tomorrow. If you were absent yesterday, see me.
Certification group: if you were here yesterday, we’re sitting in the back and reviewing material together. If you missed yesterday, you’re taking your quiz today. After you’re done, join us at the back of class. At the end of class I will give you a print-out of your quiz so you can study from it.
April 25, Monday
Quiz today. Review tomorrow. Certification is Wednesday.
Portfolio group… let’s have you guys do your peer review on Wednesday. The five of you will present your work to the group, then fill out sheets for the 4 others, responding to their pieces. I have to cover Ms. Brown’s class in her studio, so we’ll meet in the library that day. Come prepared with your sketchbook, a pencil, and the printouts of your projects so far.
Revision is an important part of the design process. In addition to conducting review and redesign cycles personally and with your client, you can also benefit from peer review. Additionally, peer review occurs in many professional environments and it will be good practice to start on this essential skill now.
When giving peer review, be sure your points are both positive and negative. Give your critiques as suggestions, not commands. When receiving peer review, do not be disenchanted or feel that you did a bad job based on one review. Every review is different, and what one person does not approve of, the next person may find exemplary.
April 19 – 22, Tuesday – Friday
The 27th is our first chance to certify again. Work on your quizzes to help reinforce your detailed understanding of how Illustrator works. Quizzes 7-9 are due Monday. We’re also going to take a test that day so we can review on Tuesday. Any questions marked incorrect on your quizzes should be corrected and resubmitted to me. Please work on your quizzes at home. This will allow you to practice in Illustrator during class.
Portfolio students: I guess we’re going to cancel the presentation. I would like for you to get feedback other than mine, however, so as you’re finishing your second project (if you haven’t already), print a copy of both your first and second projects on a full sheet of paper.
April 18, Monday
Handouts 4-6 due tomorrow. You’ll get chapters 7-9 at that point. I’m still trying to figure out where we’re going to fit the quizzes in!
April 12 – 15, Tuesday – Friday
Handouts 1-3 due Friday
Handouts 4-6 due Tuesday
Once done, turn them in. I’ll give them back with questions marked for correction.
Continue working on your second piece. If you haven’t already done so, turn in your reflection and project 2 plans.
April 11, Monday
Make sure your U: drive is organized. Create a V: drive folder called “Assignments” and another, “Everything Else.” Give your files intuitive names so I can find what you’ve worked on over the last two weeks. I just want to see that you’re following the book and practicing in Illustrator. Guess what goes into “Everything Else…”
I need projects, reflections, and the new plan from many of you. 🙂
April 7, Thursday
Sketchbook check tomorrow.
Quiz Monday on Chapters 4-6. Retake for 1-3.
Many of you have projects due very soon. I am going to be looking at what everyone has been working on in Illustrator. Organize your U: drive! 🙂
April 6, Wednesday
Review chapter 1. Continue chapter 2.
Meeting re: project summaries still.
April 5, Tuesday
Quiz on chapters 1, 2, 3. You need to achieve at least an 80 percent.
When you submit the quiz, it will give your score and which questions you missed. If you doubt any of the answers’ validity, let me know.
April 4, Monday
Quiz tomorrow. Do your work!
April 1, Friday
Sketchbook check / one-on-ones
Wanna see the art poster?
March 31, Thursday
- If you feel prepared for the upcoming checks (below), you can spend today making a poster for the upcoming Art show. I have examples you can see, but it should feature all of the 21 images in the V: drive “Art” folder. Include the following text:
Photography · Painting · Drawing · Mosaic · Mixed Media · Sculpture
Artist’s Reception Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:30 · 3:00 pm in the Choctaw Media Center
Courtesy of the IB Parent Foundation
Show Dates: March 31 – April 8, 2016
- I’ll give 20 pts extra credit, in whichever category you please, to posters Mrs. Reagan uses.
- Sketchbook check – I’m looking for accurate and detailed logs. For instance, you should include discussions you have with me, or with your peers. Work done at home (research, probably) and at school (Illustrator).
- Quiz on chapters 1, 2, 3 – You’ll need to score at least an 80% on the quiz, otherwise you’ll have to re-take it. (The first score is the one that goes in the grade book, however.)
March 30, Wednesday
UGH, more trainings. I think I’m down to only one more after this!!
Work in the book or in your sketchbook. If you finished your handout from yesterday, turn that in to the sub and I’ll review them tomorrow.
First sketchbook check is Friday.
Quiz Monday on the first three book chapters! No matter what you’re working on in class, unless you passed the certification already, you’re taking the quiz.
IB Art needs a poster created for their show by tomorrow. I’ll bring that info to class tomorrow, and if you want to spend your class time on that project, I’ll give 20 pts extra credit, in whichever category you please, to posters Mrs. Reagan uses.
March 29, Tuesday
Following the Book?
You can find a PDF of the book and files in the V: drive.
Register for Peachpit. Register the book, ISBN 9780134397788. Use the PDF to verify. On your Account page, click “Launch” to access the web version. This version has definitions, videos, and sample questions to help you study.
The first day you could re-cert is April 18th. With 19 chapters of content, and only 14 days (including today!) you’d need to do more than a chapter a day to certify by that point. In order to certify by the end of the semester, you need to do 3 chapters a week.
- Weekly: On-task checks, quiz
- Bi-weekly: Assignments due (Create a V: drive folder called “Assignments” and another, “Everything Else.” Copy the lesson folders into the “Assignments” folder. Guess what goes into “Everything Else…”)
- Bi-9-weeks-ly: Certification or test
Following a Proposal?
If you’re also working toward your certification, make sure we both know what your deliverables are each week. Otherwise, you’re on a fully project-based track.
- Weekly: On-task check, sketchbook review
- Bi-weekly: Project due (flexible)
- Bi-9-weeks-ly: Presentation/critique
March 28, Monday
Thank you to the five seven of you who actually turned in your project proposal! The rest of you have to twiddle your thumbs for the rest of the semester and get zeros.