Students will work with the elements and principles of design in the study
and creation of two-dimensional work. This basic art course will have an
emphasis on visual communication through the use of concepts, type and
images. The student designer will combine graphic materials – words, pictures
and other graphic elements- to construct a visual communication or visual
language. This course includes development of layout skills, style and an
understanding of the design process. Through a series of exercises and
projects, students will develop their perceptual skills as well as an
awareness of the role that design plays in the environment in which they live
such as graphic design, interior design, environmental design and
advertising. Students will create original images including
enhancing/altering photographs. The compositions will be evaluated using the
vocabulary of visual art and appropriate references to visual literacy.
Students will be expected to work independently on projects beyond class time
and conduct research on the field of digital/computer based art. The Adobe
Creative Suite – Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign will be used in class.
Class format: This is mostly a computer-based class with some studio work
included in which the student explores various methods and materials used in
art making. Specifically, classes will consist of creating art projects;
attending lectures; reading art-related material as well as participating in
60% Class Work
-- Completed Projects
20% Class Participation & Homework
-- Daily class work
-- Class critiques
-- Class discussions
-- Conduct and effort includes:
• Work on task and cooperatively, following instructions, not
preventing others from getting work done.
• Not using computers for Facebook, e-mail or games.
• Arriving to class on time. Attendance will be taken the first 10
minutes of class. Once I close the door, you must go to office and get a blue
pass to be admitted.
• Once in class begin work on current assignment.
• All class artwork is school appropriate, if not, administration will
be notified and you will lose credit.
• Computer use is for Graphic Design classwork only.
-- Access GD Homework in Moodle site:
http://moodle.holliston.k12.ma.us/moodle/ then Fine & Performing Arts then
Bynoe Graphic Design
-- Assorted art related assignments
-- Any other assigned work pertinent to class work
Homework: ASSIGNED MONDAY AND DUE FRIDAY
20% Final Exam
-- Final project – presented to class
You are required to attend class every day and poor attendance will be
reflected in your grade. Students who have 12 unexcused absences in a Term
course will lose credit for that course. This is in the Student Handbook and
not up to the Teacher's discretion.
Extra help policy
Extra help will be available as needed. Arrangements should be made with the
teacher for after school help, and students are always welcome to come during
DSB. Students who would like to come during DSB, must call me first and then
get a pass from your teacher.
Make-up work Policy
Students will be expected to make up any classwork or homework missed due to
excused absences within a reasonable time (two to four days) except in the
case of an extended absence, for which special arrangements must be made with
the instructor. Work that is not made up will be given a zero grade.
All materials, subject matter and themes generated by students must be school
appropriate, including homework.
What is Graphic Design? Communicate a message.
Media Literacy – what is the purpose or message of a logo, assorted media?
Design Process – thumbnails, drafts, research, message, execution
Principles and elements of Design
Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
Rule of Thirds
Analysis of design materials: i.e. Luba Lukova posters etc.
Studio projects: experimenting with elements and principles of design
The following projects are created to assist the students conceptualize and
execute their creative ideas. They will be problem solving and using critical
thinking skills to complete projects.
(InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator software used)
Billboard messages – images in text – InDesign introduced
Re-create Van Gogh flier
HHS Ad – photo and text
Re-Design “ugly” ad
Two page spread of exhibit – write review and design spread
Person in Different Setting – Photoshop introduced
Two opposite images morphed together
Self-portrait related to Surrealism
Opposite words – photographic collage with quote
Country four page spread – research issue for text and related images
WWII Museum brochure - black and white
Images in words using - Illustrator introduced
Event flier – image in headline
CD case – booklet, cd label & back panel
Poster showing scientific process
Publicity package for restaurant – design and present
FINAL - Publicity package (eportfolio) for a non-profit or company
with environmental focus – design and present to class
Text for reference: Graphic Design Solutions by Robin Landau and
Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton