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Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” ― Henry Ford
Art has to move you and design does not, unless it’s a good design for a bus.- David Hockney
Graphics Engineering I
Welcome students!!! Welcome to the new building. Our Graphics Engineering I course is focused on design and communication. Students work with several computer programs including Adobe Photoshop, MS Publisher, MS PowerPoint and more to create projects including printed business flyers and publications, bookmaking, animation, logo design, calendars, product packaging design and more.
SBRHS Core Beliefs and Values Statement
In partnership with students, parents and the community, Somerset Berkley Regional High School will provide a safe and secure environment in which all students will have access to a rigorous curriculum that fosters critical and creative thinking. Somerset Berkley Regional High School will strive to develop students into responsible and productive citizens of a technological and global society.
S = Safe
B= Be critical and creative thinkers
R= Responsible and productive citizens
H= High expectations for all
S= Skills for the 21st century
The academic expectations are aligned to the SBRHS Core Beliefs and Values statement and the Common Core Standards for College and Career Readiness. These expectations are measurable.
Students at SBRHS will:
1. Read analytically to support conclusions drawn from text
2. Produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose and audience
3. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks
4. Solve problems and complete tasks by reasoning critically and creatively
5. Process information critically to become capable researchers
6. Demonstrate technological literacy to facilitate learning
Social and Civic Expectations
Students at SBRHS will:
1. Demonstrate responsible behavior and citizenship
2. Respect themselves and others
3. Communicate and collaborate effectively with others
What's Going On This Week?
This week students will be introduced to the course, policies, and expectations. Students will take a safety test, get their seating location, and learn or review how to log in as well as safe places to save work. Students will also be introduced to the elements and principles of design and begin working on their first assignment- a collage advertisement.
Students begin working in MS Publisher to create a series of flyers. We discuss unsolicited advertising, targeting a demographic and layout. Students are focusing on shape and color as well as visual unity. The third flyer focuses on contrast- students had to completely redesign one of their 2 flyers using only black and white.
We had a very successful field trip to Thayer Street in Providence, RI. Students conducted field research, recording their observations and gathering information. They used this information to create a tri-fold visitors brochure for their chosen category: men's apparel, women's apparel, cheap eats, sweets and treats, cafes, fashion highlights, footwear, fine dining, gifts, beauty, or unique services.
We will begin a brand new assignment- students will use their face to create a new brand for a syrup company. We will discuss brands, brand mascots, and design choices such as color association, font choices, etc. when designing a logo.
Thayer Street Brochure