Computer Graphics - Rivard
Computer Graphics is an important part of an art student’s education. Computer Graphics teaches students real life computer graphics skills that they can use when pursuing a career in art or computer graphics. This class affords students a unique opportunity to build their portfolio, learn computer graphics skills, and identify career options available in the graphic arts field.
Computer Graphics meets the UC/CSU “f” requirement. Computer Graphics is formulated around the California State Standards for Visual Arts. This is an introductory course into the professional field of computer illustration and graphic design. In this class students will learn basic illustration and graphic design skills and become familiar with vocational opportunities within the illustration and graphic design fields.
Students will use their knowledge of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to create projects on the computer. They will be given technical instruction on the use of computer graphics programs. Students will create a variety of art projects and professional design and illustration projects.
Students will study art history in conjunction with some projects. They will be expected to keep a sketch book to use for sketching ideas for their projects. Students will complete a test or artwork critique at the end of each quarter/semester based on what they have learned in class.
Supplies: It is helpful if students have the following supplies:
Projects will be graded on specific predefined criteria, which include: following directions, composition and design, originality and creativity, class participation, work habits and growth. The main focus of computer graphics class is on creating projects, so projects are worth the most points in class. Students will be expected to upload their completed projects to the classroom blog for grading. Student’s grades will be based on the following:
It is important that students are present for every class period, however, we don’t live in a perfect world and students will be absent due to appointments, etc. If a student misses class it will be the responsibility of the student to check what assignment he or she has missed.
Class Work & Homework Expectations:
Students will be expected to finish their computer projects in class. Projects are created best at school where students have access to all computers and materials. However, if a student is falling behind on assignments they always have the option of coming into work on their projects at lunchtime or before or after school in my classroom.
Students will also be expected to complete occasional reading, writing and sketch book assignments for homework.
Classroom Behavior Expectations:
The computer room is an environment where students should feel free to explore and create on the computer. This can only happen when there is an atmosphere of trust between all students and faculty. Students are expected to:
It has been my experience that effective communication between parent and teacher works. Students need to know that we care, and are on the same page. That is extremely important! After all, we all have the same goal, your child’s success, happiness and achievement. I encourage any parent who has a question or concern to send me a note, call me at school at 385-6467, or email me at email@example.com. I look forward to a year of growth and learning.
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