Graphic Design classes just started to learn about what the terms proximity and alignment mean in design. These are two of the four most important concepts to master over the course of the year.
Students chose from a list of types of magazines they would like to design. They then had to work on alignment and have their designs be both aligned on the right and left. This was tricky – a magazine cover is one of the only things that has two different alignments! Students also had to work on their proximity of information. Information that is closer together visually is related to each other. They could have a story or article title as larger information and then have the supporting text right below it in a variant of the same text.
The students did an amazing job of showing their knowledge and comprehension of the two first concepts of design! Keep checking back as more students finish for more photos to be added to the slideshow.
Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques 1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design 2.13 Use color, line, texture, shape, and form in 2D and 3D work and identify the use of these elements in the compositions of others Examples include: line as edge treatment and in patterns; color temperature, mass and volume as functions of color, size, perspective; negative space; visual and surface textures. 2.17 Create artwork that demonstrates facility in selective use of elements and principles of design to establish a personal style
Students were introduced to Landmark Films of the early silent film era. The purpose of the assignment was to teach film history as well as how to modify modern HD color film to replicate the feel and speed of old black and white films. The application of multiple filters allow the students to change the speed, contrast and saturation to look like old films.
MA: Grades 9 – 12
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
1.9 Demonstrate the ability to create 2D and 3D works that show knowledge of unique characteristics of particular media, materials, and tools
1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
1.11 Explore a single subject through a series of works, varying the medium or technique For example, a student makes a drawing, woodcut, and painting of a still life, landscape, or figure.
1.12 Describe and apply procedures to ensure safety and proper maintenance of the workspace, materials, and tools
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood
PreK–12 STANDARD 3: Observation, Abstraction, Invention, and Expression
3.10 Create 2D and 3D images that are original, convey a distinct point of view, and communicate ideas
PreK–12 STANDARD 4: Drafting, Revising, and Exhibiting
4.9 Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize, organize, and complete long-term projects, alone and in group settings
• Conceptualize: plan, generate ideas, make preliminary sketches, participate in discussions, imagine outcomes, and set goals;
• Organize: choose materials and techniques to attain the desired look and feel; maintain work space and personal schedule; review progress of work with others; and revise work appropriately;
• Complete: prepare work for presentation or exhibition
4.10 Demonstrate the ability to develop an idea through multiple stages, responding to criticism and self-assessment
4.11 Maintain a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates a progression of ideas and skills over time
4.12 Choose and prepare artwork for exhibition, and be able to discuss their choices
PreK–12 STANDARD 5: Critical Response
5.10 Critique their own work, the work of peers, and the work of professional artists, and demonstrate an understanding of the formal, cultural, and historical contexts of the work
5.8 Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast two or more works of art, orally and in writing, using appropriate vocabulary
PreK–12 STANDARD 6: Purposes and Meanings in the Arts
6.6 Describe and analyze examples of art forms that integrate practical functions with aesthetic concerns For example, students listen for Similarities and differences in work songs from various cultures.
PreK–12 STANDARD 8: Concepts of Style, Stylistic Influence, and Stylistic Change
8.6 Classify works from the United States and world cultures by genre
style, and historical period; explain why the works exemplify a particular genre, style, or period
8.7 Identify works, genres, or styles that show the influence of two or more cultural traditions, and describe how the traditions are manifested in the work
PreK–12 STANDARD 9: Inventions, Technologies, and the Arts
9.5 Identify and describe examples of how technological development in one artistic domain can influence work in other artistic domain
9.6 Compare the available materials, inventions, and technologies of two historical periods or cultures and explain their effect on the arts
Eighty-nine Wakefield High School Art students are out in force in downtown Wakefield today, spritzing up the windows for the Holiday Stroll. Twenty five businesses have participated in our window painting event. Check back throughout the day for more photos.