Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of planning and projecting ideas and experiences with visual and textual content. The form of the communication can be physical or virtual, and may include images, words, or graphic forms. The experience can take place in an instant or over a long period of time. The work can happen at any scale, from the design of a single postage stamp to a national postal signage system, or from a company’s digital avatar to the sprawling and interlinked digital and physical content of an international newspaper. It can also be for any purpose, whether commercial, educational, cultural, or political.
As the vantage point of Christmas break slowly creeps upon us, we are in the final weeks before the end of the semester. While time ticks bye, I begin to feel overwhelmed at all I have yet to teach my eighth grade, regretful for lessons that could have been better, and saddened at the idea that many may leave this classroom with far less appreciation for the arts than I had hoped for. That said, I am feel optimistic about my first year of teaching and look forward to making changes for the next semester of students. In the mean time, I will enjoy what time I have left with my first semester students who have taught me so much about the importance of relationships. Their emotional growth, personal accomplishments, and individual well being has contributed greatly to changing my personal approach to teaching art. As they continue to move ahead on their academic path so to do I. Thanks to the fantastic pod casts; Art of Education, and The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast by Jennifer Gonzalez, I am reminded to celebrate my accomplishments, reflect on my shortcomings, and continue the course. Together, my students and I will keep calm and carry on.
Graphic Design LEsson One
.For the last unit this semester students will be introduced to Graphic Design. I found this awesome lesson from the Art of Education web page and thought it went along perfectly with my blog post.
Materials for my lesson:
Chromebooks, Canva, Pixir Exitor application software
Students can use their own photos or images that are royalty free. Meaning, they must not have a copy right. Here are a list of web-sights that offer this
Paper, pencils, rulers, magazines, glue, scissors, and sketchbooks,
What is a Parody?
A parody is a humorous or mocking imitation of something, using the same form as the original. A couple of weeks ago my students were introduced to American Gothic. I will show them Parody's of this work for our conversation prior to the creative process of this lesson. I look forward to seeing what my students come up with.
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