Yearbook Project - Portraits
A small number of Commercial Art students have been taking student portraits over the past month and a half. Now it's time to get all of us in the program to finish this part of our yearbook. You will be learning how photographers finish a portrait off by correcting and calibrating the following details:
Go Red for Women T-shirt Design
We have been asked to do a community service project for Phoenixville Hospital's celebration of the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.
Kathleen Clarke, a cardiac nurse at the hospital, describes what they are looking for below:
We are looking at having a contest to design the American Heart Association Campaign GO RED for Women. We were hoping that the students might help us design the t-shirt that we sell to fundraise for the campaign. My initial thoughts are that you all could do something internally to narrow down to 3-5 designs, and then we could have a vote here, giving a small award to the top 3. We have in the past just used the Go Red portion rather than including the “for women” to make it more inclusive of the entire population.
The Phoenixville Hospital logo will appear on the left front in the pocket position. What we will be designing is the back of the shirt. Your designs should fit into a letter size space (either landscape or portrait orientation.) You might want to do a little research before beginning to create your design. The event is taking place in February of 2014 and might include a heart icon as a start.
Here is the link to the national organization's event website. I would like to see idea thumbnails in pencil completed by Tuesday afternoon and a finished one-color design by next Friday. All work should be completed in Adobe Illustrator.
The winning design will earn an additional t-shirt project in our lab during this school year. I want to see what everyone can do with this as this is great practice for our upcoming SkillsUSA competition in early December.
Color Wheel Poster Project
Vocabulary for this project:
Day 1 & 2 (Color Wheel Photos):
Day 3 & 4: Color Acquity Test/Psychology of Color
We’ll need some text for our poster. Pick a single color you wish to feature in your poster. Use the following web sites to read about the psychology of color and how color is perceived differently in different cultures.
Create a Microsoft Word document (Use this Template) and copy/paste any text you can find related to the color you have chosen. Your text should include both bulleted lists as well as paragraph text. It is a good idea to edit your word file to remove any formatting from the web page. Make sure that you’re copying the sources (web address) of your information as we’ll be giving credit for the text sources.
Day 5: Photography Section
Take seven photos of an object that is of the color you’re going to focus on for your poster. Try to use a low depth of field for these shots and don’t be afraid to fill your composition with the color. In other words, get close to your subject! Upload your images to your Color Wheel Poster folder.
Day 6 & 7: Thumbnails, Rough and layout in InDesign - details to come next week.
This week a number of important milestones will be reached. Seniors will be presenting their Senior Projects on Wednesday and Thursday. They all have created terrific products - now they need to tell their story of how they went about creating them. Do a good job Seniors.
We have created a great yearbook and it's time to start marketing the book to our customers. Yearbook order forms will be distributed to all CTE programs this week.
In class we'll be working on color science and psychology. We'll be creating posters in InDesign that focus on a single color and its psychology - but components of the poster will be built using Photoshop and Illustrator. We'll be using these links to research the meanings behind how designers use color and how the meaning can change depending on cultural differences.
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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AM - Thursdays - 1
PM - Thursdays - 7
PM - Mondays - 7