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Third Six Weeks

Week 1 objectives
Use Adobe Illustrator's pen tool to create straight and curved vector paths
Adjust stroke and fill color, along with stroke weight

Week 1 vocabulary

Bitmap Vector graphic Pen tool Path
Artboard Stroke Fill Anchor point
Handle      

Monday & Tuesday- Welcome to the third six weeks. As ever, we will take time to do our eleven minute protocol. After that, we have something new to explore today. You will be working with Adobe Illustrator. I want to start you out with a description of the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics, which are also called bitmap graphics. I will assign you either raster or vector graphics to quickly research, at which point, I'll have each of you conduct a little research. We'll share what we have learned after five minutes. When we know the difference, I want to walk you through some basics of the pen tool. With that, we will move into the first of several lessons that will help you understand the pen tool, which is one of the most important tools in Illustrator. After you have drawn a whole lot of lines with this tool, I want to hit the pause button and ask you to more specifically explain the difference between a vector graphic and a raster graphic. Following that, we will work through a second lesson in the pen tool. Before we leave here today, we will work through this lesson where we will make lots of shapes. In this one, we'll experiment with stroke and fill.

Wednesday & Thursday- Here's the link to your eleven minute protocol. After that, we'll jump back into Illustrator. You have straight lines all figured out by now, so it's probably time to start drawing some curves. This lesson is a good start. When we finish that, you may be able to make some shapes in this lesson. Before you leave, please answer these questions to review your knowledge about Illustrator.

Friday- Let's get in a bit more practice with the pen tool. Try drawing buildings and trees in this lesson. Before you leave today, you should have enough skill to complete this maze.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 2 objectives
Use Adobe Illustrator's pen tool to create straight and curved vector paths
Adjust stroke and fill color, along with stroke weight
Create an original drawing using Adobe Illustrator

Week 2 vocabulary

Bitmap Vector graphic Pen tool Path
Artboard Stroke Fill Anchor point
Handle Selection tool Direct selection tool Stroke weight
Envelope distort Mask Blend tool  

Monday & Tuesday- This is our second week of learning Illustrator. What I want us to do first is recap what we've learned so far. This lesson will help us with that. When we finish that, we can start working on a creative project. I will walk you through a lesson where you'll draw a city from scratch. In addition to that, you will, of course, complete your eleven minute protocol.

Wednesday & Thursday- We should be able to wrap up the image of the city in class today. After that, I want you to try to write the word vector as it is shown in this lesson. Additionally, we'll take care of the eleven minute protocol.

Friday- It's the last day before Thanksgiving break, and we should be able to draw shapes freehand without the guided help like we've had in some of our lessons. Show me these shapes and these animals before we head out for our break.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 3 objectives
Use Adobe Illustrator's pen tool to create straight and curved vector paths
Adjust stroke and fill color, along with stroke weight
Create an original drawing using Adobe Illustrator

Week 3 vocabulary

Bitmap Vector graphic Pen tool Path
Artboard Stroke Fill Anchor point
Handle Selection tool Direct selection tool Stroke weight
Envelope distort Mask Blend tool  

Monday & Tuesday- I want to start us out today with some text effects we can do using Illustrator. We'll start simple by writing text along a path. After that, we can make a shape, then make the text fill a shape. We can do a masked effect here, just like we did in Photoshop and finally, we can make 3D text. As ever, we will do our eleven minute protocol.

Wednesday & Thursday- When we have that all figured out, let's start on a creative project. I want you to make a poster promoting a holiday event. We'll discuss in class what kind of holiday events you can use for this assignment, but start thinking about things like New Years celebrations, Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities, charity toy drives and tree lighting ceremonies. When you come up with the perfect holiday event for your poster, tell me all about it here. After that, you can start to create the poster. Of course, you will complete your eleven minute protocol.

Friday- Please work on your poster in class today. Your work will be graded against this rubric:

Points Requirement
10 The poster clearly defines event's purpose
10 Colors in the poster work harmoniously to advertise the event
10 The target audience (adults, kids, families) is clear from the content of the poster
10 The time, location and price are clearly stated on the poster
20 At least one of the four text effects is used in the poster
20 The poster contains at least one item created with the pen tool
10 The poster contains graphics to help entice people to attend the event
10 The poster is saved as an AI file, but also as a SVG (scalable vector graphic)

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 4 objectives
Use the image trace feature in Illustrator to convert raster graphics to vectors
Use live paint to colorize a line image
Review for six weeks exam
Complete assessment

Week 4 vocabulary

Bitmap Vector graphic Pen tool Path
Artboard Stroke Fill Anchor point
Handle Selection tool Direct selection tool Stroke weight
Envelope distort Mask Blend tool Image trace
Live paint      

Monday & Tuesday- In all likelihood, we will be out of our regular classroom on Monday. Because of that, my A day students will probably be unable to work in Illustrator. Not every lab has the Adobe Creative Suite installed. Instead, we should take this opportunity to review a little from this semester. Take a look at these three quizlet pages during class. Pay special attention to the one for the third six weeks, as we will be taking that test on Friday in class.

If I have access to a projector or something like it, I would be happy to show you a few things in the applications that will be the main focus of our exam. If not, please just work through these Quizlet review materials. Also, we will do the eleven minute protocol during class today.

Wednesday & Thursday- I want to start the day with a lesson on how to turn a bitmap into a vector graphic and add color to that graphic. This lesson will show you how to do that. I have a copy of the picture you'll need here. Of course, we will take time to do the eleven minute protocol, and if there are any spare moments, you may want to take the opportunity to review for the third six weeks test, or for the final exam by taking a look at all three of the links I put up for Monday and Tuesday.

Friday- You will have the class period today to take your six weeks test. I will start the period with ten to fifteen minutes of time for study, but after that, you're all on to take the test. The site I use to administer testing is here.

teks: 6ae, 8b

Week 4 objectives
Review for semester exam
Complete any missing assignments

Week 5 vocabulary

All semester 1 vocabulary will be reviewed

Monday & Tuesday- Today, we will open the applications we used in this semester and review the tools in each of them. We will review the functions we practiced and the tools we used in preparation for the semester exam.

Wednesday & Thursday- More review activities in class today, but please be sure to take a second look at the review material from all three of our six week tests. This will be important to know in order to be successful on your exam.

Friday- Finals begin today. See the schedule below.

Final exam schedule

Your semester exam is located here.

Friday, December 14 Monday, December 17 Tuesday, December 18 Wednesday, December 19 From December 20 until January 7
9:05-11:10 5th period exam 9:05-11:20 1st period exam 9:05-11:20 6th period exam 9:05-11:20 2nd period exam Enjoy your break. The second semester begins on Tuesday, January 8th.
11:15-1:10 6th period class
1:15-3:15 7th period exam 11:20-1:45 3rd period exam 11:20-1:45 8th period exam 11:20-1:45 4th period exam
3:20-4:20 8th period class