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Spring Semester 2015/16

Below you will find a running overview of the semester as we go along week by week. Each class will be provided an overview of what I project to accomplish that week. In addition, the details shown in red are the assignments that will be graded along with their corresponding due dates.


All handouts and resource packets will be provided in PDF format and can be found in the menu to the left. Simply select the class you are in and the class paperwork will be added in chronological order as it's presented in class.


Reminder - assignments for most of Mrs. Moran's classes can (and are expected to as needed) be worked on outside of regular class time. Please pay attention to posted due dates and pace yourself accordingly. HELP sessions are available most days until 3:30
if you need specific additional time within the school setting.


Spring Semester 2016


Week of February 1-5
All Classes -
- info Cards
- syllabus
- routine
- expectations
-project overview
-locker and drawer assignments

Mechanical Drawing
-math concepts relevant to course
-overview of tools and materials relevant to course
-lettering exercises
-Do Now's

Photography
-introduction to the 35mm camera
---parts and functions
-Do Now's

Graphic Design
-make folders
-drawing test
-what is Graphic Design? - handout
-Do Now's

Week of February 8-12
Signed syllabus due in photo and graphic design - 2/6/16
Mechanical Drawing
- lettering concepts and practice sheet - turn in for credit
- formal drafting sheet set-up procedures
---students will make a template guide on how to do this
- math concepts relevant to course
- basic drawing concepts and tool practice - turn in for credit

Photography
- review of camera parts
- BDE(basic daylight exposure) - video/graded notes (viewed on 2/8)
- Depth of Field - video/graded notes
- equivalent exposures
- how to roll film
- opportunity to look at student cameras

Graphic Design
- 3 standard design formats
- video - Graphic Design I - graded notes( 7th - 2/10, 8th - 2/11)
- The Design Process
- Sketchbook assembly
- Good Ad/Bad Ad activity(assigned 2/9 and due on 2/16)
- tool bags

Week of February 16-19
Mechanical Drawing
- formal drafting sheet set-up procedures
---students will make a template guide on how to do this
- math concepts relevant to course
- basic drawing concepts and tool practice - turn in for credit(due 2/19)

Photography
-overview of 2 introductory assignments - 35mm intro roll and digital "Digital School" theme assignment
-load cameras with new film - go out and shoot pictures
-take digital pictures based on school theme

Graphic Design
- Good Ad/Bad Ad activity(assigned 2/9 and now due on 2/17 for 7th and 2/18 for 8th - at beginning of class)
-handout/notes - the "Design Process"
-sketchbook cover project - assigned on 2/17 for 7th and 2/18 for 8th - due on 2/25

Week of February 22-26
Mechanical Drawing
-math calculations for single view drawings
-review of grading rubric
-"Lines" practice sheet due 2/22
-"Template" drawing - due 2/25
-"Letter T" drawing - due 2/26
-Tools quiz

Photography
-complete shooting of introductory 35mm film
-complete shooting for digital project
-handout/notes - all about film - structure and properties
-overview of MS Publisher for digital manipulation
-intro/demo on loading film onto tank processing spool - time to practice
-"Building a Digital File" assignment introduced

Graphic Design
-sketchbook cover project - due 2/25
-Elements of Design - video to introduce - notes will be collected
-Elements recognition activities

Week of February 29-March 4
Mechanical Drawing
-new do now sheet - salmon colored
-class time to work on Brick Pattern - due 3/2
-extra credit drawing available - Inlay
-Road Sign drawing

Photography
-new do now sheet - salmon colored
-loading of film processing tanks
-uploading of digital images
-handout/notes and demo on film processing
-film processing
-time to work on "Digital School" project
-Building a Digital File - activity introduced - due 5/2

Graphic Design
-Bloom Ad project - due March 9
-computer lab - intro to MS Publisher
-Elements in Action - due March 9

Week of March 7-11
Mechanical Drawing
-introduction to Orthographic Drawing
-recognition of 6 views and 3 dimensions
-class time to complete Link Plate - due3/9
-wksht 23/28 - due 3/11
-L-Block in Orthographic assigned

Photography
-introduction to darkroom procedures
-contact print set-ups and processing
-print set-up - test strip and enlargement - processing
-Digital School - due 3/11
-all 35mm intro rolls are to be processed by 3/11
-Building a Digital File - activity - due 5/2

Graphic Design
-Bloom Ad project - due 3/9
-Elements in Action - due 3/9
-Principles of Design
-videonotes - 3/10&11
-Principles recognition activities

Week of March 14-17
Mechanical Drawing
-Class time to complete L-Block - due 3/14
-Shelf Slide and Key Plate assigned - should be completed by 3/17

Photography - Test #1 - 3/18
-Introduction to Portrait Study - time to roll film and load cameras - roll is to be shot and processed by 3/24
-Headroom/Noseroom/Rule of Thirds - research and activity - (1 of 3 options due 3/24)
-"New Student" -2 part digital project - overview - (1 of 3 options due 3/24)
-class time to begin 3 print exercise from intro roll - (1 of 3 options due by 3/24)
-Building a Digital File - activity - due 5/2

Graphic Design - Test #1 3/17(7th) 3/18(8th)
-Principles in Action activity - class time to complete
-Business Set Part A - Logo development
- written narrative

Week of March 21-24
Mechanical Drawing
- Shelf Slide and Key Plate - due 3/21
-V-Block assigned - due 3/24
-final drawing of the series - Base or Cradle Block assigned

Photography
-Introduction to Portrait Study - time to roll film and load cameras - roll is to be shot and processed by 3/24
-Headroom/Noseroom/Rule of Thirds - research and activity - (1 of 3 options due 3/24)
-"New Student" -2 part digital project - overview - (1 of 3 options due 3/24)
-class time to begin 3 print exercise from intro roll - (1 of 3 options due by 3/24)
-guest speaker - Antonelli Institute Photography and Graphic Design - 3/24
-Building a Digital File - activity - due 5/2

Graphic Design
-Principles in Action activity - due 3/21
-Business Set Part A - Logo development
- written narrative - suggested turn in date of 3/21
- sketchbook with drawings thru roughs - due 3/24

Week of March 29 - April 1
Mechanical Drawing
-Base or Cradle Block - due 3/30
-New Unit - Isometric Drawing - introduction and practice
- test #2 will be on Monday 4/4

Photography
-Building a Digital File - activity - due 5/2
-Portrait Study - contact sheet due by 4/1
-Headroom/Noseroom/Rule of Thirds - research and activity - (all 3 options due 4/1)
-"New Student" -2 part digital project - overview - (all 3 options due 4/1)
-class time to begin 3 print exercise from intro roll - (all 3 options due by 4/1)

Graphic Design
-Three fold activity - analyzing of Business Cards, Letterheads and Envelopes - in preparation for Business Set part B where students will be designing each of these three items
-Trademark,logo,slogan,jingle,mascot,spokesperson - worksheet activity - due 4/4
-History of a Logo Research Activity - researching of an existing company and producing an informative poster design based on rubric requirements - due 4/8

Week of April 4-8
Mechanical Drawing
-Test #2 - 4/4
-practice problems involving 45 degree angle line method and isometric sketching
-introduction to Isometric concepts - specialty graph paper

Photography
-time extended to accommodate unfinished projects as listed from before - minor penalty
-guest speaker - Antonelli School of Photography and Graphic Design
-feedback session - peer critiques of current work - 4th mp planning discussion

Graphic Design
-Trademark,logo,slogan,jingle,mascot,spokesperson - worksheet activity - due 4/4
-History of a Logo Research Activity - researching of an existing company and producing an informative poster design based on rubric requirements - due 4/8
-comprehensive design for Business Set - part A - Logo development - completed on computer and ready to be placed into sketchbook - due 4/8

Week of April 11-15 - Beginning of 4th MP
Mechanical Drawing
-How to lay out an Isometric drawing on green drafting paper
-Corner Brace & Locking Block
-careers in drafting

Photography
-silhouettes, panoramas and illusions
-Building a digital file - update folders - reassess progress
-portrait study - make prints(6)

Graphic Design
- color print logos, insert into sketchbook and turn in sketchbook for grading - applied to 3rd MP - due 4/11
-Business Set - Part B - creation of BC,LH and Env - progress check 4/15
-character development - pre planning sheet distributed

Week of April 18-22
Mechanical Drawing
-isometric drawing - new this week - Notch Ramp
-careers in drafting - due 4/28

Photography
continuation of current projects
-silhouettes, panoramas and illusions
-Building a digital file - update folders - reassess progress
-portrait study - make prints(6)
-everyone will be required to turn in at least one completed project from the current projects by Friday, April 22nd

Graphic Design
-Character Development - pre planning sheet - due 4/18
-Character Development - project presented and assigned - 4/18
-complete computer comprehensives for business set part B - project due 4/22

Week of April 25- 29
Mechanical Drawing
-This week we will be learning how to construct circles in Isometric
-Iso Circles & Hockey Puck -new drawings assigned this week
-careers in drafting questions - due 4/28

Photography
continuation of current projects
-silhouettes, panoramas and illusions
-Building a digital file - update folders - reassess progress
-portrait study - make prints(6)
-everyone will be required to turn in at least two more completed projects from the current projects by Monday, May 2nd

Graphic Design
-Character Development Project - due April 27th
-Comic Strips
-History - Question Sheet presented on 4/27 - due May 4th
- overview of format
-analyze and note taking activity

Week of May 2-6
Mechanical Drawing
-final drawing in Isometric Unit - Saddle Bracket
-New material - Dimensioning

Photography
continuation of current projects
-silhouettes, panoramas and illusions
-Building a digital file - update folders - reassess progress - due date extended to Friday May 6th
-portrait study - make prints(6)
-everyone will be required to turn in at least two more completed projects from the current projects by Monday, May 2nd
-final 2 projects from current projects will be due on May 10
-research paper assigned

Graphic Design
-Comic Strips
-History - Question Sheet - due May 4th
- overview of format
-analyze and note taking activity
-Sunday Comic Project
-Career Research Activity
-Been There Did That Got the T-shirt

Week of May 9-12
Mechanical Drawing
-dimensioning

Photography
-final 2 projects from current projects will be due on May 10
-research paper
-Food Photography - intro
-Magazine Layout - intro

Graphic Design

-Sunday Comic Project - Due 5/16
-Been There, Did That, Got the T-Shirt - prelims due 5/10

Week of May 16-20 - Keystone Testing
Mechanical Drawing
-intro to CAD (Computer aided Drafting)
-dimensioning packet
-class time to finish previously assigned drawings

Photography
-research paper - due Friday May 20th
-Food Photography
-Magazine Layout

Graphic Design
-Sunday Comic Project - due 5/16 (extended to 5/17)
-T-shirt Project - color comprehensives and sketchbook due - 5/17 (extended to 5/18)
-pitch day - selection of designs to go to screen
-screen printing overview and demo
-animation video - vnotes - 5/19
-Thaumatrope activity - 5/19