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The Elements of Design for Digital Art

Students will learn about the different elements of design and how it is used in different disciplines of art. They will present their research to the class. This is an ongoing project, meaning they work on it throughout the semester as they finish other projects.

Lesson Resources

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  • Lesson Plan (PDF)
  • Detailed Procedure (PDF)
  • Presentation (PDF)
  • Illustrator Checklist (PDF)
  • Illustrator Grade Sheet (PDF)
  • Sketchbook Activities (PDF)
  • Example (AI)
  • 7 Reflection Sheets (Word Doc)
  • 7 Reflection Keys (PDF)
  • Review (PDF)
  • Terms Cheat Sheet (PDF)
  • Test and Test Key (PDF)
  • Label (AI)
  • Label Key (AI)
1. Illustrator CC 2019 Parts of the Window Description Video
2. Using Guides, Rulers, the Zoom Tool, and Artboards in Illustrator CC 2019
3. Using the Line tool, Color Picker, and Keeping Things Consistent with Shift
4. Using the Text Tool and Aligning text to guides in Adobe Illustrator CC
5. Character Panel in Adobe Illustrator 2019
6. Understanding Color Hex Numbers in Adobe Illustrator 2019
7. A Simple introduction to the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator 2019
8. Curvature Tool, Selection Tool, and Direct Selection Tool in Illustrator
9. Making Geometric Shapes with the Shape Tool in Adobe Illustrator 2019
10. Making guides with the Polar Grid Tool in Adobe Illustrator 2019
11. Typing in a Curve with the Arch Tool and Spiral tool in Adobe Illustrator 2019
12. Building a 12 Step Color Wheel in Illustrator CC video
13. Finding Hue, Value, and Intensity in the Color Picker in Illustrator CC
14. All the Different Keyword Commands to Copy/Paste in Illustrator CC Video
15. Understanding the “K” in CYMK to Change Value in Illustrator CC Video
16. Using the Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator CC Video
17. Setting up for Digital Art Element Extra Artboards in Illustrator
18. Exploring Objects in the 3D and Materials Panel with Organic Shapes in Illustrator
19. Exploring Materials and Lighting in the 3D and Materials Panel in Illustrator
20. Understanding How to Position 3D Forms in Illustrator
21. Using the Pathfinder with 3D Objects in Illustrator
22. Using the 3D and Materials Panel with Geometric Shapes in Illustrator
23. Creating 3D Effects with Small Objects in Illustrator
24. Making Eyes Appear 3D in Illustrator
25. Making Atmospheric Perspective with the Gradient Tool in Illustrator