It is going to be a busy in our lab this week. For the past five years, Commercial Art students have had the responsibility of taking portrait images of our students and staff. This week begins the process for the 2012-2013 school year. This week both the AM and PM classes will be creating portraits of all 9th through 11th grade students.
We need to be organized in this endeavor so that our clients have a positive experience and that we end up with great pictures of every student. We'll be using this Google form to manage our pictures. I will work on Monday with those of you who want to be on our photography teams for the remainder of the week. One person needs to be the photographer. Their main responsibility is to evaluate the images that we are getting and working with each client in a respectful and helpful manner. I would prefer that only one person assumes that role for each class period. The photographer's assistant will be helping students sign in with their first and last name, their correct CTE area selected, and put an image number into the slot that they receive from the photographer.
Below is our schedule for the week:
Monday, September 24th:
AM - Criminal Justice, Early Child Care & Health Occupations
PM - Auto Collision, CIS, Early Child Care & Health Occupations
Tuesday, September 25th:
AM - Auto Technology, Carpentry, Culinary Arts
PM - Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Electronics
Wednesday, September 26th:
AM - Animal Science, Cosmetology, Electronics
PM - Animal Science, Auto Technology, Sustainable Energy
Thursday, September 27th:
AM - Auto Collision, Sustainable Energy
PM - Carpentry, Cosmetology
Friday, September 28th:
AM - Commercial Art, Engine Technology
PM - Commercial Art, Engine Technology
Other work we'll be doing this week:
Senior Portrait Schedule: we will be working with a database to create a schedule for each of our senior students. I need two upper class volunteers to help manage this important task. Let me know if you're interested. This position is worth 4 page designs in our incentive program.
Mobile Project Building: The final due date for this ongoing project is this Friday. I really like what I have seen so far and I'm looking forward to seeing finished work this week.
Some skills and ideas you may want to incorporate into your design:
Envelope Distortions in Illustrator
Creating a coat of arms in Illustrator
Class Journal Entries: At least three twitter posts that show your daily progress and one learning journal entry at the end of the week that reviews your week and contains a self-assessment letter grade between A to F.
Each student in my class will be creating and publishing a class journal. The reasons I ask you to do these journals are:
I always thought twitter was pretty dumb - that I really didn't care what Ashton Kusher had for breakfast - but I've slowly come to realize that it is an awesome professional development tool that put me in contact with experts in the creative field all over the world. A wise man - Roger Martin put it this way, "All of us are smarter than one of us."
You will need to create your own twitter account. If you already have an account you can use it - but it might be wise to create another for professional purposes. It's really about creating a brand for yourself that you can sell to colleges or a potential employer. To create a new account, just click on the twitter bird at the top of this post and you'll be linked to Twitter's home page. You'll have to verify your email address after creating a user name and password. Please use your real name when you're setting this up - we can always change it later.
Happy National Career and Technical Education Week! There are several events we need to photograph this week for the yearbook - here is the rough schedule:
Monday - finish scheduled group portraits in CTE classes
Tuesday - TechBowl - 9:30 AM - off campus
Food Fight Rollout - Auditorium
Wednesday - NHS/NTHS Induction Ceremony
Our in-class plan for the week is to finish up the tracing project that seems to have stumped many of you. If you've gone through the exercises you have the mechanics - now you need to work on the composition or breaking it down into smaller parts. We'll be working with these files to help us understand the concepts involved in putting the shapes together. We'll also be working on different ways to color your artwork once the paths are created.
Most of you are trying to stay current with your journals - if you're working on a personal or class project please make note of it in your journal. I've tried to model what I'm looking for in my personal learning journal. If you're struggling with a part of a project check out my journal and I've tried to address parts that might be tricky in those daily posts.
Some of you are still not adding images to your journals and they're important so that I can see you're making progress and they'll help remind you of how you approached a given problem. Below is a video that shows how to go about adding these to your weebly blog page.
My Learning Journal-the second semester is bringing a change - I'm going to require all of my students to begin journaling what they are working on every day in our lab. These entries can be made on a page on your ePortfolio. Here is a sample of today's entry that I made. I will be making daily entries as well to model what I'm looking for. You will be responsible for four entries every week and these entries will be a major grade. What I'm looking for is three to four sentences that answer these questions:
Those of you not using Weebly must email me a link to your journal entry before this Friday. I'm not requiring you to use Weebly - but I think it's perfect for this task.
This Week's Project - Elements & Principles of Design.001 - this link will take you to the project steps and procedures.
Next Week's Project - if you finish this week's project you can begin work on next week's project that continues our study of the elements of design.
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