Niki Jacob - Advertising Art & Design Instructor

Enrolled: 0 students
Duration: 10 hours
Lectures: 9
Video: 9 hours
Level: Exploratory

Welcome to a new school year. I hope you are as excited to be a part of our program as I am to have you join our AdArt family. Exploratory is a great way to see just enough about the world of Advertising Art (Adobe Software) and Computer Graphics (Design). Over these next ten days, you will be rushed into a lot of mini-lessons just to get your feet wet.

We will learn a little about Line, Value, and Color and then head over to Adobe Photoshop before taking your final assessment. Yes, I said Final Assessment. All students coming into this program MUST take an Intro Assessment and a Final Assessment and MUST pass with a 75 even to be considered for this program. There are exceptions to that rule on a one-on-one basis when the time comes.

We use Google Classroom as our main application as a means of communicating class information with my classes, and you, this year which will be labeled by class graduation year. All information will also be available on my website at any time.

Day 1

1
E: Ad/Art Intro & Sign into Google Classroom
20m

Welcome to Ad Art

Day 2

1
Safety Term Review
20m
2
E: Safety Term Quiz

Day 3

1
E: 1 Point Perspective
20m

Linear Perspective is a technique for representing 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional (paper) surface. This method was invented during the Renaissance

when artists were trying to draw as realistically as possible. It is a mathematical system to show depth realistically. 

2
E: HW: One Point Perspective Initials
3
Perspective Quiz

Day 4

1
E: Mac & Google Usage
80m

Graphic design is so much a part of our modern world that it is hard to imagine living without it. And in some ways, we never have: visual communication is about as old as our opposable thumbs, though it’s been a long journey from stone tools to digital tablets. 

2
E: Computer Quiz

Day 5

1
E: Value Packet
45m

Before we begin to draw we need to see different lights and shadows. Nature throws at us thousands of values; as an artist we can only replicate some of them.

2
E: HW: Cell Phone Selfie

Day 6

1
E: So what is Adobe?
10m

Adobe is the creative giant in the digital market arena that has been catering to the design needs of professionals across the world since 1982.

2
E: Software and Setup with Adobe
20m

Today you will receive an email inviting you to the Adobe Enterprise software.

Day 7

1
E: Playing Around with Adobe Photoshop
30m

Ask any cartoonist what they're least favorite part of creating comics and they'll all tell you its adding color. It is dreadfully tedious and time consuming. But not anymore. In this short tutorial, you’ll learn how to quickly add color and shading to lineart. You’ll also learn a few shortcuts that can help you on larger graphic projects.

Day 8

1
E: HW Photoshop Cartoons

Day 9

1
E: Color Theory
30m

Color Theory is a vast practice that we will only touch base on since we do not have that much time in Exploratory.

2
E: Color Theory Quiz

Day 10

1
E: Final Assessment