Monday, January 28, 2008

Welcome to STEP Art Technology!

Get ready to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun.
Memorize this website ( because you will need to check it often for assignment criteria and helpful hints on how to complete your projects.

If you are absent, sometimes you will be able to find out what we did in class here.
Email any time you have questions.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Self Promotion Project Objectives:

  • Capture the attention of your chosen audience
  • Persuade them to contact you
  • Clearly communicate how they can contact you
  • Provide them with a sample of your abilities

Do You Think Your Project Met the Goals?

Fix your project if it does not.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Type Exericse

Make sure to use the Font Reference Table in the Hott Linkkz


Also check out this handy typography glossary:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Important Dates of the Not So Distant Future
There are but three weeks left in the term, and a lot happening during this time.
A handy guide to knowing the necessary.

Something else to keep in mind: We are on a tight schedule these next few weeks. You might need to work outside class. If you don't have Photoshop at home, you can download the free 30-day trial of Photoshop CS3 at:
I can save your files to a disk or flash drive if needed.

Week of Jan 7-11
Monday 1/7:
Guest speaker from The Art Institutes. Work on study guide.
HOMEWORK: Study Chapters 1-9 Mini Quizzes.
Tuesday 1/8: Work on Test Review Design Challenge.
HOMEWORK: Study Chapters 1-9 Mini Quizzes.
Wednesday 1/9:
TEST--Chapters 1-9.
Collect: Chapters 7-9 worksheets and Test Review Design Challenge
Intro Self Promotional Project. Finish/Print/Mount ID System.
Thursday 1/10:
Finish/Print/Mount ID System. Work on Self Promo.
Friday 1/11: Critique Identity System. Work on Self Promo.
HOMEWORK: Finish crit writing. DUE MONDAY 1/14

Week of January 14-18:
Work on the Self Promotional Project will continue.
We will read and do exercises on typography and layout (in preparation for the FINAL!)
Yes, this includes watching the WORLD OF LETTERFORMS VIDEO!
You should study any material covered in class as homework.

Week of January 21-25:
Tuesday 1/22:
Self Promotional Project work time.
HOMEWORK: Study for the Layout and Typography test.
Wednesday 1/23: In class review for L&T Test.
DUE: Self Promotional Project. DEADLINE: 2:55 PM

Thursday 1/24:
FINAL TEST: Layout and Typography. Studio clean up.
Friday 1/25:

Monday 1/28: School is not in session, but I will be at STEP.
If arranged ahead of time, you can finish missing work.