512 - Organize and manage digital files.
607 - Demonstrate basic knowledge of printing processes.
609 - Prepare files for output.
913 - Participate in critiques.
Thanks to all of you that worked so hard on this year's yearbook. I'd like to give special thanks to Dylan McQuiston, John Schell and Alexandria Mac Nair for really stepping up when I was unable to be here during the closing weeks approaching our deadline. You all created a wonderful publication that should make you quite proud. The book has been well received by a number of staff members and I think it's one of the best designed works we've done in 9 years of doing the book in our program. The portrait photography is amazing and the design is on-point. Kudos!
Be sure to show your appreciation to our seniors and adult students over the next few weeks - they are a great group of individuals and helping them reach personal goals has been my privilege over the past few years. I will miss them all greatly.
Year in Review Booklets:
We have spent the last two weeks creating a year-in-review magazines and the results have been terrific! Being able to look at every student's work over the past year or more, is a great experience and it solidifies that we all are bringing wonderful gifts of talent to this room. Alex, Paul and Chris have finished their books and have posted them to their work journals:
We were able to export Flash SWF files so that they can be viewed as a page-turning booklet on each student's portfolio page. We have run into a bit of a struggle to turn the files into saddle stitched booklets. Alex did her pagination manually, which can be terribly complicated and confusing. It is reminiscent of this year's calendar booklets. There is a more automated way to accomplish this task by using a script. You can download the script by visiting the website below and clicking on the link in YouTube. This will save a lot of time and make it easier to print laser copies of your booklet design. Let me know when you're ready (your design is completed and looks perfect) and I'll help you install and use the script.
This week will be the last that you will be able to do screen printing projects. If you're using screens remember to clean and reclaim so we're ready to work next September. We need to start putting the shop's contents away for the summer and get prepared to move to our new lab next fall. I will need everyone's help in getting this work done.
Start thinking about any media that you might want to work in next year - I will be placing orders for supplies before years' end and I appreciate your input. If there's a project you've done in another art class that you think we can utilize, please share it with me - we could use it next year.
402 - Apply appropriate color schemes to generate design solutions.
503 - Demonstrate basic use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
504 - Demonstrate intermediate use of page layout software (e.g. Quark, InDesign).
512 - Organize and manage digital files.
603 - Write a creative brief.
608 - Design promotional materials.
703 - Manipulate type through character and paragraph formatting.
704 - Choose and apply appropriate typeface.
Screen Printing Project - T-shirt design and printing - we will be continuing our work on this project. Once your shirt is printed, make sure that you clean all ink from the screen and reclaim your screens so that the next student can proceed.
Artist Magazine - in place of a written final exam, this project will be a culminating work. We have completed a school yearbook. What I'd like us to do now is to create a year-in-review publication that highlights the great work you've done this year in the Commercial Art program. Each student will be creating a magazine-style publication that displays the work of everyone in the program this year. This week we will be doing the following:
505 - Demonstrate basic use of a vector-based drawing program (e.g. Illustrator).
506 - Demonstrate intermediate use of a vector-based drawing program (e.g. Illustrator).
906 - Deliver an oral presentation.
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.
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