About AGAAD: Advanced GraPhic ARt and Design
This class is an Advanced computer art class focused on creating artwork and designs using Adobe Creative Suite software, which includes Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Advanced style and techniques will be used throughout this class to create student artwork. Students will be given more challenging graphic tasks and assignments which will encourage students thinking and artistic style. Activities with apply problem solving methodology to analyze and formulate real world solutions. Career options will be explored in the fields of Digital Art, Illustration, Marketing, Advertising, product design, and Graphic Design.
A goal of this class is to give students the opportunity to create a portfolio of artwork that is meaningful and technically proficient that is college ready. Students will have a body of work that help them be either college or job ready.
Digital STudent artwork
Visual Portfolio: The visual portfolio should consist of 12-20 pieces of your best work. It should consist of a variety of media and approaches. It can include assignment-based projects, self-directed work or pieces of a collaborative nature. The portfolio does not need to be major-specific and can include any type of work including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, etc. In addition, students must submit three to five observational drawings. Examples of observational work include landscape, still-life, self-portrait, figure drawings, and interior spaces. Please do not include work that copies photographs, uses the grid system or directly replicates any other artist's work (including replicating anime drawings, cartoons, or video game character designs). Download the “Portfolio Advice” PDF at the bottom of this page under downloads for more information.
Students quarterly grades are composed of 3 parts
70 % Project Grades
20% Do nows
10 % participation and behavior
each projects is graded against a rubric composed of 5 objectives each worth 20 points. The rubrics are provided at the beginning at the each project and the objectives are always on the project page
Do Now Grade
approximately 2 times a week students are asked to complete a set of questions, 5 to 10 questions about some artwork or a short reading ect. The questions are designed to further or introduce art Technics.
Participation and behavior grade
this grade is given once at the end semester and based on the students behavior and participation throughout the quarter. This component too has a rubric made up of 4 objectives, worth 25 points.
ASSIGNMENTS one: Set up your Portfolio
Your Set up and share both a Art Portfolio and a Do Now portfolio. This is your first grade! Go to
Create a SECURE personal website that doubles as a portfolio for your projects and serves as a resume or platform to highlight any special skills. This website can be useful as a supplementary application material for college.
Why Should I have a personal website?
Having a personal website is useful in application to college especially if you are looking to apply to specialty school where you might need to show off some skills. Art, architecture or even athleticism. By taking this opportunity to showcase your project for this class on such a website you can take this time to develop and curate it to your needs at the same time!
Check out these sources below and see why a personal website is useful!
How can I build a secure website
With me we can use student weebly and create a password protected site. Student Weebly, (https://education.weebly.com/ed-features.php) is a free and secure online web building site where students will create ePortfolios which allow them to organize, display, and share content. For our class the content would be the the project artwork. This private learning environment is student-friendly, does not require an email, and is monitored and controlled by the teacher. The website is protected by a password. Weebly provides a safe and easy way to support learning beyond the classroom, and help students develop important online skills. This website can also double as a personal website that students can cultivate a online resume that can be shared with colleges.
The ePortfolios will be developed by the students privately, then with your signed approval (see below), it will be made available for viewing by students via a password.
Check out my sample student website
the password is welcome
If you are interested I need you to get this form signed by your parent or guardian to verify they are aware that you are creating a website and give their consent.
I do not and will not advise that you put to personal information and contact info on your sites.
choosing to do a google slide show is perfectly fine too and will not effect your grade at all. This website is just an option!
Assignment two:Class Survey
( i know you filled this out before but information changes so please do it again)
Open the following link and answer the questions in your Do Now portfolio
ASSIGNMENT three: create an interest collage
in Photoshop using at least 5 or more source image to create a collage demonstrating things that you like or artwork you'd like to create.
Assignment four: set up your infinite campus
follow the link below and use then instructions to set up your account