Jeremy Dearinger
High School Teacher

Creature Creation

Lesson Plan Published 9/21/11 Last updated on 5/16/18
Pretend you were on a hike deep in the rain forest and a mysterious creature came up to you, what would this creature look like? How would they act? What features do they have? Are they tall, short, plump, skinny, etc…. Nothing about this creature is predetermined. In this lesson students will be asked to sketch out an original creature and scan their images into Photoshop to apply the finishing touches.
  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

Age Levels
1+ Week
Content Standards
Custom Standards

01.0 Create projects and presentations utilizing industry standard a variety of digital media/multimedia technologies--The student will be able to:

01.01 Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of presentational media.

01.02 Assess Digital Media Technology to determine production resources.

01.03 Utilize production techniques to create production outcomes.

01.04 Adapt learned skills and generate new approaches in order to solve unique production problems.

01.0 Design and generate still imagery/Graphics--The student will be able to:

01.01 Capture, manipulate and apply a still imagery/graphics in a digital media/multimedia project.

01.02 Differentiate and optimize still image formats.

01.03 Apply elements of design, principles of composition and qualities of light to still images/graphics in a digital media/multimedia project.

01.04 Understand the properties of light and how to measure its intensity and color.

01.05 Integrate the use of photographic special effects for a digital media/multimedia production.

01.06 Evaluate photographic quality using appropriate application.

01.0 Use computer applications for digital media/multimedia projects--The student will be able to:

01.01 Demonstrate a basic proficiency with digital media/multimedia software packages.

01.02 Design and produce digital media/multimedia content.

01.03 Test, edit and de-bug digital media/multimedia content.

01.04 Present digital media/multimedia content.

01.0 Demonstrate appropriate communication skills--The student will be able to:

01.01 Write logical and understandable statements, or phrases, to accurately fill out forms/invoices commonly used in business and industry.

01.02 Read and understand graphs, charts, diagrams, and tables commonly used in this industry/occupation area.

01.03 Read and follow written and oral instructions.

01.04 Answer and ask questions coherently and concisely.

01.05 Read critically by recognizing assumptions and implications and by evaluating ideas.

01.06 Demonstrate appropriate communication skills.

ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

 Sketch Pad / Drawing Pad found at most art & craft store, Scanner, Photoshop, Pencil,  


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Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 3/24/13 10:22:24 PM Permalink

it's a very good effort

and we need more of the same subject