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NonProfit History in Arts Education and Graphic Design:
Summer of: 2001 | Pratt Institute: New York
Pratt Institute Institute: New York
+ Design Instructor: by Contract/ Seasonal
Taught children, ages 8-12 the elements
of design in a four-week program at the
Beginning With Children School in Queens, New York

Saturdays:
2005-2001 Rush Philanthropic | Phat Farm, New York
+ 3D Designer Instructor: by contract/ seasonal
Teaching children, ages 8-12, in a five week Saturday
morning Visual Arts Mentorship program introducing
3D design through a series of projects investigating
various concepts.
2004-2009 Groundswell Community Mural Project: Brooklyn, New York:
2006-2010 Weeksville Heritage Center: { Museum } Brooklyn, New York:


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Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 1: Fahrenheit 451

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 1: Fahrenheit 451
JX3: Schematics for Military Initiative Design: MID

Art Education and Historical Research

Art Education and Historical Research
Art Education and Historical Research: Weeksville Heritage Center: Big Read Program: Fahrenheit 451: Poster 1: Click on poster for information below

CURRICULUM SAMPLE AND INSTRUCTION ETHICS:

Norman Rockwell and his Four Freedoms:

Norman Rockwell and his Four Freedoms:
Norman Rockwell and his Four Freedoms:

NORMAN ROCKWELL ADDRESSES FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT’S SPEECH OF 1941 BASED ON THE FOUR FREEDOMS OF OUR COUNTRY.:
This speech was the substance of the State of the Union address to promote the United States to join the Allied nations in World War II. Roosevelt’s address supported the basic freedoms of our country where as every person is entitled. The Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want and Freedom from Fear. This is my Thesis and Captone Project from: 2005-2007: Graduate Studies Program at Fashion Institute of Technology:
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Graduate Studies:

WHC: Big Read Fall 2009: Cirriculum Sample

Weeksville Cirriculum: Big Read Poster Design: Fall 2009

Write curriculum/syllabus for each of your areas for 26 weeks.
(November - January). Include in the draft, you list of suggested
supplies, field trips and speakers.

**See notes based on the meeting from August 22nd 2009
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*Meeting: August 26, 2008: *Due: Tuesday: August 26th: Develop 8 week cirriculum based on design for Graphic novel.
*Due: Tuesday: Sept 5h: 26 week cirriculum based on design for Graphic novel.
*(design aleast 3 graphic novel page templates).

Cirriculum outline as follows:

A. Elements of Design
B. Workshop Programs: Using Quark, Indesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

*May have to design predesigned graphic novel pages.

C. Graphic Novel Assembly: using the research, writing and photography research that we have obtained.

1. Applying all our information into a graphic novel.
2. Analyzing the written word and the photography.
3. Layout design for a graphic novel ( Research).

*Students will be trained to designed through the concept of the material not the look.

Weeksville Cirriculum: Big Read Fall 2009: Cirriculum

Week 1: Presentation of Graphic Design in the project:

Wednesday: November 18: Reading Remix (first day of graphic design with Duane Smith)

A historical overview of poster design and how graphic designers
worked in the past. Perhaps using: PDF slide show presentation: (need a projector):
and examples. (old newspapers). Movie posters and WPA posters.

Week 2: Design Lessons

Wednesday: November 25: Reading Remix (Graphic design with Duane Smith)

Design exercises and lessons.

1) How were comics formed?
2) Study the history of how comic books were produced
3) Study the history of graphic novels.

Week 3: Historical Overview 2:

A historical overview of graphic novels. Begin a presentation with questions.

*PDF slide show presentation:

1) How were comics formed?
2) Study the history of how comic books were produced.
3) Study the history of graphic novels.
*(Try to get a comic book artist speaker for later in the program).

Week 3:

Begin exploring the elements of design: *Line, Shape, Balance, Layout, Type and Value. etc.

*Explore: through a series of exercises we will explore the elements
of design while designing elements for the graphic novel.

The elements of design will be taught through the graphic novel instruction.
Within the elements of design we will also learn the needed design programs
to assemble the graphic novel. (Quark and/or Indesign and Photoshop).

Week 4:

Continued exploration with the elements of design: Line, Shape, Balance, Layout, Type and Value. etc.
*Indepth: Research of how a graphic novel is prepared. How will we do this using our computer tools.

Begin design graphic novel pages: tracing paper, sketch template and computer design.

*Supplies: Tracing paper, pencils, computer and scanner. (Illustrator Workshop)

Week 5:

Work in Photoshop: preparing images and image manipulation.
Supplies: Photoshop

*We will need photography from Scott and his students.

Week 6:

Work in Quark/Indesign: preparing copy for page templates:
Working from sketches and page templates.

Supplies: Computers with Quark and/ or Indesign:

Week 7:

Analyzing the copy for imagery. Choosing the right copy to create your imagery/ photo.
*Techniques in conceptual thinking: What words describe the energy of the text/paragraph.
*Conceptual thinking: Using thumbnails sketch the choosen words that are being described.
(This will be done by analyzing what you’ve written.)

*Need copy and need photography

Week 8:

Analyzing copy for imagery. Choosing the right copy to create your choose imagery.>
Begin thumbnall sketches of your pages. How are they going to look?
Supplies: prepares template pages for graphic novel/ comic

How will we relate the copy from David’s class to the photography with Scott’s Class
What’s the connection?
How will we make the connection?

Important: Making the copy and photography work.

The imagery for the graphic novel will be done through a photography and collage.
*Using the students photography along with paste up collaged work.

Week 9: Page Layout

*Make the connection between the copy and the photography.

*Page layout Design: Customizing your page:
Sketch-out page layouts using the template we designed.
(Reviewing and improving our designed pages with copy and imagery).

*Work each element of design into each week with design and program assembly.

Week 10: Copy, Image and Expression

*Make the connection between the copy and the photography.

Using the photograph’s that have been chosen we will conduct
exercise on how to create our image into the stories written.
Transforming the writing into imagery.

*Work each element of design into each week with design and program assembly.

Week 11: Typography and Expression

Black and white: Using the copy from the stories, design your type into expression.
Transforming the writing to a typographic treatment.

Week 12:Layout and Layers: using

At this point we should have three items:
*Graphic pages: boxes
*Copy and typographic treatment
*Photography and imagery

*Using Illustrator

*The next step is bringing all three together for each page.
Discuss how the entire book will be assembled.

Week 13: Color
Up to know we’ve been working in black and white so know it time to begin in color.
Colorizing the pages we have assembled in Illustrator. (Photoshop and Illustrator)

Week 14: Assembly
Finalizing page and making sure the pages work.



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Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 1: Fahrenheit 451

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 1: Fahrenheit 451
Weeksville Heritage Center: Big Read Program: Fahrenheit 451: Poster 1: Click on poster for information below

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 2: Fahrenheit 451

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 2: Fahrenheit 451
Weeksville Heritage Center: Big Read Program: Fahrenheit 451: Poster 1: Click on poster for information below:

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 3: Fahrenheit 451

Curriculum Development: WHC: Poster 3: Fahrenheit 451
Weeksville Heritage Center: Big Read Program: Fahrenheit 451: Poster 1: Click on poster for information below: