The NOCTI written test is scheduled for early April and it's time to start upping our game to get ready. During the remainder of January and through February we're going to be running an in-class competition using Quizlet matching games. These can be found in the Knowledge Base drop down menu to the right of Home Page above. We'll be starting next Monday, January 29th.
Here are the week one rules:
Links to the separate areas (Quizlet games are here):
Competencies this week:
202 - Demonstrate knowledge of hazard communication law/environmental protection to include SDS.
301 - Design objects using linear perspective.
306 - Produce color illustrations using various media.
608 - Design promotional materials.
Yearbook Work: This week we need to begin taking photos in each of the CTE programs both AM and PM sessions. A sign-up sheet will be passed around and we need to schedule photo sessions with each instructor before we begin to take the pictures. Here are some guidelines for these images:
Safety: We're going to be discussing SDS (Safety Data Sheets) and the laws about hazard communication. You should always be aware of the health implications of the solvents, paints and cleaning solutions that you're using where you work. We'll be working on filling in some missing sheets in our SDS binder for our lab. This site explains the Right to Know laws thoroughly.
Perspective Drawing: Our drawing project for this week focuses on adding the illusion of depth to our illustrations by using 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspective. Watch the two videos below and research different options on YouTube for a project you wish to complete. These can be created using either traditional drawing tools or you can create these using Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.
Competencies this week:
505 - Demonstrate basic use of a vector-based drawing program (e.g. Illustrator).
507 - Demonstrate basic use of image editing software (e.g. Photoshop).
607 - Demonstrate basic knowledge of printing processes.
801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.
804 - Demonstrate ability to physically stabilize camera.
Project Work for Weeks 17 & 18:
Photography & Photoshop or Premiere: Clone Yourself Project - in this project we will be using Adobe Photoshop, a camera, and a tripod to create an interesting collage that will look like you have cloned yourself. Please work with a partner to capture the images and then we will be using Photoshop masks to blend the images together.
If you've done this before or if you think you're up to the challenge-try doing this with video clips and use Adobe Premiere. This video will show you the basics in Photoshop:
This shows both the Photoshop and the Premiere techniques:
Analog Art: Corrugated Cardboard portrait - see image below:
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
PHYS. ED. DAY
AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7