336 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the Avery Computer Lab in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm).

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

 

WEEK 15

Tues 12/4

Due:

  • Come prepared to work on poster designs

In class:

  • Work on poster designs
  • Remember to allow enough turn-around time for getting your poster printed through BCU

Thurs 12/6: Meet in CDSC for final poster critique

Due:

In class:

FINALS WEEK: Poster pick-up time will be announced


– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 8/21

In class:

  • Course Introduction

Thurs 8/23

Due today:

  • Read “Point, Line, Plane” and “Scale” chapters from Graphic Design: The New Basics by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips (Required text available for purchase at the Bookie). Purchase of book is required, but you may access the electronic version for now via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Graphic Design: The New Basics” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option. Note that the online version is edition 1 and the copy for purchase is edition 2. Page numbers and chapters differ slightly among editions.

In class:

  • Small group activity: Point, Line, Plane

WEEK 2

Tues 8/28

Due today:

  • JPG files/digital photos for “Point, Line, Plane”
  • Sign up for Dropbox

In class:

  • Introduction to Communal Class Blog and Basic Digital Imaging
  • Accept WordPress invitations / sign up for WordPress

Thurs 8/30

Due today:

In class:

  • Presentations / discussion of Blog 1: Point, Line, Plane

–Mon 9/3: Labor Day Holiday–

WEEK 3

Tues 9/4

Due today:

  • Read “Texture” and “Transparency” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • JPG files/digital photos for “Texture” and “Transparency”
  • Corrections for Blog 1: “Point, Line, Plane”

In class:

Thurs 9/6

Due today:

  • Blog 2: Texture

In class:

  • Review Blog 2: Texture. How detailed and accurate are your written descriptions of your chosen photo?
  • Begin Adobe Illustrator demos / tutorials

WEEK 4

Tues 9/11

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 9/13

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 5

Tues 9/18

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 2: Pattern Design

Thurs 9/20

Due today:

  • Come prepared to discuss your work for Project 1: Textural Interpretation

In class:

  • Small group critiques or rotating critiques for Project 1: Textural Interpretation (attendance impacts your grade for this project)

WEEK 6

Tues 9/25 Class Cancelled, see assignment

Due today:

Watch The Quiltmakers of Gee’s Bend and look at some of the quilts on the Souls Grown Deep website. Take notes for a quiz. Think about why the quilts look the way they do. What did you learn from the documentary about the creative and practical motivations of the women?

Due today:

  • Postponed til next class: Read “Pattern” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and “Organic/Geometric” from “Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual” by Timothy Samara (link to PDF provided)
  • Postponed til next class: Post Blog 3: Pattern

In class:

  • Postponed til next class: Presentation / discussion of Blog 3: Pattern

Thurs 9/27

Due today:

  • Read “Pattern” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and “Organic/Geometric” from “Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual” by Timothy Samara (link to PDF provided)
  • Post Blog 3: Pattern

In class:

WEEK 7 

Tues 10/2

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 10/4

Due today:

In class:

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 10/9

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

Thurs 10/11

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

WEEK 9

Tues 10/16

Due to hand in at beginning of class after presentations/critique last week:

In class:

  • Discuss Project 1: Textural Interpretation and Project 2: Pattern Design
  • Partner analysis of Pattern Designs

Thurs 10/18

Due today:

In class:

  • Intro to Project 3: Typeface Design: What is Typography?

WEEK 10

Tues 10/23

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 10/25: Meet at MASC (bring phone camera to take reference photo)

Due:

  • Read “Letter” chapter (pgs 11-83) from “Thinking with Type” by Ellen Lupton (Here is the link to the ebook. Print book is also available on reserve at Holland-Terrell circulation desk)

In class:

WEEK 11

Tues 10/30

Due:

In class:

  • Quiz on “Letter” chapter (pgs 11-83) from “Thinking with Type” by Ellen Lupton (Here is the link to the ebook. Print book is also available on reserve at Holland-Terrell circulation desk)
  • Work on Text Analysis portion of Project 3: Typeface Design

Thurs 11/1

Due:

In class:

WEEK 12

Tues 11/6

Due at beginning of class:

In class:

Thurs 11/8: Visit to WSU Art Museum

Due:

In class:

  • WSU Art Museum Visit (PDF)

WEEK 13

–Mon 11/12: Veteran’s Day Holiday–

Tues 11/13

Due:

In class:

Thurs 11/15

Due at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Continue discussion of “Illustration” and “Hierarchy” readings

–Thanksgiving Holiday–

WEEK 14

Tues 11/27

Due:

  • Extra Credit Blog due today (scroll to bottom of blog prompts page to see the prompt)
  • Come to class prepared to work

In class:

  • Work on poster designs

Thurs 11/29

Due:

  • Draft of poster design for Project 3: Type Design (put in your dropbox folder)

In class:

  • Course evaluations
  • Continue working on poster designs