Adobe InDesign – Hours: 20
Students will use the Adobe InDesign software to create pieces related to the art and design field.
Adobe Photoshop is one three software pieces every student must know.
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer publication layout design software (Adobe InDesign) by producing a completed digital print design project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, image import, etc.)
511 - Organize and manage digital files.
609 - Prepare files for output.
610 - Utilize printer’s marks and prepare color separations.
611 - Execute knowledge of basic math, proportions, and measurements.
Career Path: Fine Artist, Illustration
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102 - List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.
Oil Painting With Palette Knife
What is Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create e-books and digital publications, including digital magazines, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers. In addition, InDesign supports XML, style sheets, and other coding markups, making it suitable for exporting tagged text content for use in other digital and online formats. The Adobe InCopy word processor uses the same formatting engine as InDesign.
First-Year Students - Beats Brochure Design
Goal - Complete a final 4-page brochure to the level of a professional finish. This level of work is what is called your final design and layout, this should be done at your best level...PORTFOLIO
- Headline developed by the student
- Ad must include all of the copy supplied and whatever images you choose from the folder
- 17” x 11” - 4 page folded Brochure
- Full-color Ad
- Must have a description of product, price, and image of headphones
It is important that you complete all of the elements that you need to have in this project. You need to do use all of the supplied copy and write your own subheads and headlines for this design.
Spread Page Examples:
Spread Page Examples:
Year One, Project Overview:
- Seated Figure Drawing
Students can look at this project in two ways, they can use found resource material or they can draw using the 8 head figure concept. NO TRACING!
Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education.
Project Name: Grafitti Street Mural
ne of the most radical contemporary art movements, "graffiti art" (also called "Street Art", "Spraycan Art", "Subway Art" or "Aerosol Art") commonly refers to decorative imagery applied by paint or other means to buildings, public transport or other property. Although it may be said to derive from Classical Antiquity or even Prehistoric times, the term essentially describes the post-1960s craze for decorating/defacing the urban environment through the use of aerosol spray paint and markers, which emerged in New York and Philadelphia and which has since developed strong links with underground hip hop culture and b-boying.
The B-boys, the first exemplars of hip-hop, reportedly used graffiti art as a means of expressing their frustration with life. Using marker pens, aerosol spray cans, industrial spray paint, acrylics and stencils on all types of surfaces, their 'canvases' included subway trains, walls, industrial wastelands, subways, and billboards. Although Graffiti art was (and is) common throughout Europe and Japan, its historical center has been New York City. One should note that in most countries, this form of public art is regarded as vandalism, and is punishable as a criminal offense.
Specifications: Using the supplied materials create a Street Mural design.