7th Grade Graphic Art & Design

7th Grade Graphic Art & Design

Course Title: 7th Grade Graphic Art & Design

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Course Description

In this course, students will learn basic tool functions for some of the Adobe programs so that they can create digital artwork.  Students will also be introduced to the design process and learn what elements create a good design.

Power Standards

  1. Student can demonstrate an understanding of TE related vocabulary and concepts.
  2. Student can demonstrate proper planning and process time on classroom projects.
  3. Student can apply academic experiences to the world of work, interrelationships, community, and/or life.
  4. Student demonstrates technical skills and final outcome on classroom project

Course Outline

Design graphic images

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • How are fonts used in a project?
  • How might a default setting be used in a program?
  • What makes up a good design?
  • What does it mean to forge a graphic?
  • Learns about different types of fonts
  • Creates images inside of the default settings of a program
  • Learns about the principles and elements of design.
  • Learns about the three steps (thumbnails, rough layout, comprehensive) in the design process.
  • Researches what it means to copyright or forge a graphic
Summative Projects: Create your own text, What are design principles, Logo, What is your own

Computer graphic software and hardware

Guiding Questions Learning Objectives 
  • What is meant by a graphic design?
  • What is meant by creating digital work?
  • What types of equipment might be used to create digital work?
  • How might file extensions be used?
  • Learns the basic tools of the graphics programs
  • Learns how to use digital devices such as a camera or scanner to create digital work
  • Learns how to create different file extensions for their work
Summative Projects: Pen Tool, Photo Edit, Photo Resize, Multiple Layers, Logo, Create own text, Making shapes, Tool usage

Career and Life Skills
Social and Cross Cultural

The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by:

  • Honoring the ideas and opinions of others and
  • Interacting effectively and appropriately with others
Productivity and Accountability

The student takes ownership of work and actions by:

  • Completing assignments on time
  • Arriving prepared and on time
  • Managing time
Initiative and Self Direction

The student demonstrates independence by:

  • Self-advocating for assistance or resources
  • Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks
  • Utilizing feedback