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Skateboard Graphic Design

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Last Activity on Oct 31, 2014

This presentation is an introduction to skateboard graphics. Following this presentation, students can complete a skateboard deck art project where they can use Adobe Illustrator and and Adobe Photoshop to create graphics. Once the digital version of the design has been created, they can either hand draw or project and paint onto a skateboard deck (available to purchase from https://www.eckersleys.com.au/products/skateboard-deck ). If laser technology is available, designs can be laser cut into the wood.
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Explore Visual Balance in the Expanded Shapes Assignment

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 by Deb Joseph Last Activity on Oct 31, 2014

Positive Negative Space and Notan! This set of assignments is part of a series of projects related to the elements and principles of Art and Design. The Expanded Shapes assignment focuses on Positive-Negative space, implied Line and Symmetrical, Reverse Symmetrical and Radial Balance. Students refine their pen tool skills, examine the reflect and duplication tools while also developing an eye for negative space.  Positive and Negative space rely on one another, one doesn't exist without the other.
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Developing Creative Learners in K-12 Classrooms

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 29, 2014

Creativity is no longer an elective, it's the future.  In a recent survey, 85% of people agreed that creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career.* And with the challenges the world is facing today in our global economy, in our environment, and in social issues, the need for creative ideas has never been greater. Which is why we believe creativity must be a priority in education. Today’s students want to make a difference in the world. And they want to do it their way, using the tools of the connected world they’ve grown up in. Our opportunity is to provide an engaging learning environment that supports learning on any device, any time, from any location. And our imperative is to foster creative thinking, collaboration, and the development of digital skills. This webinar will share the strategies and tools used in our classroom to ensure students are given these opportunities to develop creative confidence to become innovative thinkers of the future. Join our... Read More
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Advanced Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 30, 2014

Make your infographics even more engaging. In this more advanced session, University of Denver interactive software engineer Joseph Labrecque will teach you how to use adobe Flash Professional to enhance your infographics with user-driven navigation along the Timeline. Adobe Flash Professional is the authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive web experiences, applications, games, and multimedia content.  A recording of the session will be placed below.
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Easy Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 30, 2014

Learn how to create animated infographics using Adobe Flash Professional, the authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive web experiences, applications, games, and multimedia content. University of Denver interactive software engineer Joseph Labrecque will teach you how to supercharge your infographics with drawings, images, and text, and then export them to HTML5 Canvas for playback on Adobe Flash Player. Recording of the session will be linked below.
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Tessellations with Photoshop

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by Tod Johnston Last Activity on Oct 27, 2014

To help students better understand transformations, have them create digital tessellations.   The tessellation starts with a square block in any color. By removing a section from one side of the square and placing on the opposite side, you'll create a shape that will tesselate across the screen. Repeat this process for the top and bottom your square and now your tessellation will fill the screen. Choose between two or more colors to differentiate between the shapes. This tessellation uses a gradient from the two shape colors as a background layer.  This idea for tessellations with Photoshop comes from Math Art by Collette Stemple.
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Layered Photograhs for STEAM

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by Tod Johnston Last Activity on Oct 27, 2014

To build the arts into STEM content, have students paint directly on top of an image or superimpose one image on top of another to support content learning or illustrate a concept. This example combines two images to show the skeleton inside of a frog.  Initially, much of the skeleton did not fit exactly into the image of the frog. Parts of the skeleton were selected, copied, and placed on new layers.  Then the Transform tool was used to resize, rotate, and place bones in their correct location. Finally, the modified parts of the original skeleton were masked and the opacity of the skeleton was placed at 50 percent. 
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Visual Resume: Now and Then

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Oct 28, 2014

Instead of a traditional resume, why not ask students to create a visual resume? Instead of one resume, why not ask students to create two? One early in the year and one near the end—bookends marking the student's growth in an unmistakable manner. This idea was born while watching the DOES CREATIVITY MATTER IN THE WORLD OF WORK? webinar. Archived here. Thanks to Tacy Trowbridge for the inspiration! When Tacy showed this slide, the idea blossomed in an instant. The resume, a traditionally—well let's be honest, it's a boring project for most students. I've always asked the kids to create the project in Illustrator or InDesign but, even though they create art like this, I've always asked them to produce professional-quality traditional resumes. (Stupid teacher!) This page (ignore the inappropriate examples) is just the tip of the iceberg of what students might be inspired to create. I can't wait to share this project with the kids next week!
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Creating E-Portfolio for Success: Website Design for Educators using Adobe Muse CC

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Shanlee Liu Last Activity on Oct 25, 2014

Creating interactive website for K-16 educators of any subject using Adobe Muse CC is the collaborative trend for every day teaching and learning. This tutorial will demonstrate step-by-step process from watch Adobe TV, Adobe for Academics, Adobe training videos ahead of time, come to a face-to-face session or on-line seminar, then publish the website to Business Catalyst. Educators can revise and edit their web side anytime and anywhere using Adobe Creative Cloud. 
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FormsCentral Tutorial: Turn-in Box

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

This is a short tutorial on building a Turn-in Box in FormsCentral. FormsCentral is a terrific online program for going paperless! I use it to create quizzes, visual writing prompts, and in this instance, Turn-in Boxes which I place on my website. By using the turn-in box, I have a time-stamped record of when students turn-in their assignment. It is easy to download student files and the whole process is totally paperless. Save paper. Save the planet. Use FormsCentral!
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Personal Logo in Illustrator

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by ANNA WOERMAN Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

I have given this project for 7 years, and add to it each year. It can be broken up into a longer period, but you can give a good intro/overview in one to two class period before they can start sketching ideas. After learning the Gestault Principles and watching a video that helps visually explain quality detailed thumbnail sketches, students created a layered word list about themselves, then sketch many logo ideas, narrowing down to 10 quality thumbnails to choose from. I usually do a gallery walk/class group critique to help them narrow down to the strongest logo choice. They then bring that design to Illustrator where they create it with the pen tool and usually incorporate the pathfinder. When their logo in Illustrator is complete, I ask them to write a statement of purpose that answers these questions: -Defend which ONE of Gestault’s Principles you used in your logo, how? -Self assess your final logo. Using industry technical vocabulary, reflect on your technical skills and proces... Read More
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Create Custom Brushes and Patterns in Photoshop

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 by ANNA WOERMAN Last Activity on Oct 22, 2014

Specifications: Using various  methods, draw, illustrator, photography, photoshop, create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern and create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern.  TO CREATE A BRUSH:  Create a brush, design that is black and white only. Go to Edit menu at the top of the screen and choose Define Brush Preset from the list of options. Click Define Brush. TO CREATE A PATTERN: Create a small design, (can include low opacity and color). Make sure you think about the edges, create something that will look good as a pattern and will seem to have no border/ or seams. Select Edit > Define Pattern. Objectives: -       Create 3 icons from which you will create a brush -       Create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern -       Turn each of your 3 icons into a brush in photoshop -     &... Read More
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Content Visualization with Adobe Illustrator Lesson Plan

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 by Arian Mercado Last Activity on Oct 17, 2014

This lesson plan is intended for faculty staff professional development.  In this training session, participants will apply the basics of Adobe Illustrator and will familiarize themselves with the interface. After completing the session, participants will be able to draw with adobe illustrator using the pen tool and shapes.  They will produce learning content such as creative diagrams, info-graphics explaining certain steps, process, etc.
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Magazine Cover using InDesign

Posted on Oct 17, 2014 by Christel Wilkie Last Activity on Oct 17, 2014

This is a tutorial I developed for my year 11 class last year.  It gives them the opportunity to apply some of the great layout options available in InDesign to create a Magazine cover.   The theme for this magazine is Xtream Sports as my students were mainly teenage boys from 16-17 years old.  The theme could easily be modified to suit whatever interests your clients have.  Just change the assets or get them to source their own.   I have uploaded the step-by-step tutorial as well as the assets folder and working document, all zipped.
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Making STEAM: The Role of The Arts in STEM Education, NOVA education

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Meghan Michaud Last Activity on Oct 17, 2014

Streamed live on Mar 24, 2014 Meghan Reilly Michaud is a current RISD Trustee, and past Alumni Association President. In addition to her RISD degree, Meghan holds an MEd in Secondary Education, and currently teaches art in Andover, MA. Tune in as NOVA Ed picks Meghan's brain about her experience as an ardent promoter of STEAM— STEM education integrated with the arts.
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Design a Logo with Adobe Illustrator

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Zak Johnson Last Activity on Oct 16, 2014

These resources are provided for use with the Up and Running with Adobe Illustrator professional development workshop.
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Support Red Ribbon Week or other Community Campaign

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Janet Cook Last Activity on Oct 16, 2014

Educate your students while you get them involved in decorating the school and its website for Red Ribbon Week or another community campaign. Assign all students to create a project illustrating your school's Red Ribbon Week theme (in the US 2014 Red Ribbon Theme: “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  See website: http://redribbon.org/) or other community campaign.  Students should research the topic and come up with a poster, web page, public service announcement or other use of their media to communicate this theme to their fellow students and community. Students can even create a game or program a presentation using characters if they are in a programming class.  Publicize their work on your school website, newsletter, and, of course, hallway walls.   Emphasize the need for knowing the audience, making sure to use readable text, keeping work G(family)-rated, while having attention-getting features when doing this type of work. Also they should avoid including p... Read More
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911 Memorial Collage

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Tanisha Bronaugh Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

Beginning Graphics students use Photoshop to create a 911 Memorial collage. This collage should look somewhat seamless. NO hard or unrefined edges. Edges must be blended together! When you are finished it should look like 1 image!!Collage must be: 11x17300 resolution This project is a good way to get newbies acquainted with various tools in Photoshop. I sometimes provide the students with a folder of royalty free images; it is interesting to see the variations students come up with, given the same variety of images. This project could also be done using Illustrator! I complete this assignment with a class critique.
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Dreamweaver Professional Development Sample Project

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 by Zak Johnson Last Activity on Oct 23, 2014

These resources are provided for use with the Adobe Professional Development workshop Up and Running with Adobe Dreamweaver.  Download the file before proceeding through the learning-project steps.
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