Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cicely Tyson 9th Grade Transition Program Daily Schedule

Cicely Tyson High School
9th Grade Transition Program

1st Week

August 12th, 2013
·         Fill out Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Manila folder, Paper & Pencil
·         Lesson: Introduction to our goal. At Cicely Tyson High School we strive for excellence while following the schools motto, “Aim High Soar High,” Respect, Responsibility and Integrity. What does this mean to you? Research the meaning of the phrase and the definition of each word. Why would the school use these words?
·         HW: Why is the school motto important? Write down what each word means to you and express why each word is important to our school. What can you do to represent our school Respectfully? Responsibly? With Integrity?

August 13th, 2013
·         Collection of Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Review ideas assigned for homework. What can we create to represent our school’s motto? Pull small ideas together to build one solid idea. Google search “creating an effective poster” look at references such as commercial logos, and animated logos for an interesting approach. Think about character figures expressions and scenes we could use for our posters. Students will be split into different groups to work on each words and the motto phrase.
·         HW: Groups will assign the responsibility of each group member for their word poster. Think of ideas on how to decorate your poster and get the message of each word across to the audience.

August 14th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper, Color Pencils, Markers, Scissors, Glue, Textures
·         Lesson: Use provided materials and other accessories to decorate the posters. Make objects on the posters pop up, pop out and display a sense of motion to imitate animation. Refer to http://sierralrobersonsportfolio.blogspot.com/2012/10/box-theme-ferngully.html for pop up animation ideas. Be sure to make your poster colorful with emphasis on the meaning of the poster.
·         HW: Compose more ides for your posters. Assign each group member a task as far as bringing in a textured material for the project.

August 15th 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper, Color Pencils, Markers, Scissors, Glue, Textures
·         Lesson: Review the group work and ideas. Our goal is to work together to create a meaningful presentation. The class with critique each other’s posters and give advice as well as ideas to improve each poster. Use of pop ups are a good way of expressing rough draft animation.
·         HW: Cooperate with your group to finish the poster project.

2nd Week

August 19th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper, Color Pencils, Markers, Scissors, Glue, Textures
·         Lesson: Review and work on the meaning of your poster. What is our target? How are the scenes on our poster representing our school? How does our poster encourage improvement of our school?
·         HW: Cooperate with your group to finish the poster project.

August 20th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper, Color Pencils, Markers, Scissors, Glue, Textures
·         Lesson: Continue to formulate ideas, color, cut, and paste to add to your posters for decoration. Be sure that you’re getting your message across to the audience with vibrant emphasis in your text.
·         HW: Cooperate with your group to finish the poster project.

August 21st, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper, Color Pencils, Markers, Scissors, Glue, Textures
·         Lesson: Bring all 4 posters together to create one big mural. Collect final ideas and put on finishing touches for presentation.
·         HW: Cooperate as a class to finish the poster project.

August 22nd, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: What did we learn? What have we created? What will our poster mean to the school? How will our poster help improve our school? Record the results and present the poster as a whole.
·         HW: Remember what you’ve learned and enjoy the rest of your summer! :)

Cicely Tyson 6th Grade Transition Program Daily Schedule

Cicely Tyson High School
6th Grade Transition Program

1st Week

August 12th, 2013
·         Fill out Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Manila folder, Paper, & Pencil
·         Lesson: 5 Shapes in a 3D Environment- Can  be found online at http://gossipisanimationclass.blogspot.com/2012/09/2d-animation-class-day-2-5-shapes-in-3d.html
·         HW: Drawing exercises for shapes (circle, oval, triangle, rectangle and square). Each shape is to be drawn 15-20 times for practice. Due Next Day! Remember to fill out your Emergency Forms to be collected next day as well!

August 13th, 2013
·         Collection of Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Cartoonists got their drawing from real life objects. Sketch some still life forms using the 5 basic shapes. Use objects such as furniture, gadgets and nick-knacks for reference.
·         HW: Sketch 6 still life objects in your home. Divide your paper in half. On the left most half of the paper, sketch a still life of an object in your home. Leave the other half of the paper blank. Keep it simple; draw only the general shapes that make up each object. Draw loosely, remember not to draw too small and do not use a ruler.

August 14th 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Critique homework. Thinking in 3D. How to sketch a 3 dimensional object and apply light details such as texture, value and depth to the composition.
·         HW: Redraw the same objects from your home on the other half of the paper. Use general shapes to make up the object and then apply the details to make it a more complex line drawing.

Augusts 15th 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Critique homework. Choose an object in the class and draw it from your perspective. Use basic shapes and very light details. Draw at least 5 different objects and their surroundings.
·         HW: Draw an object in your home from 3 different views. What would that object look like if you were taller than it? What would it look like if you were half its size? What if you were smaller than that object? Capture all 3 views on one sheet of paper. Be sure to use light detail to define the object.

2nd Week

August 19th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Homework, CritiqueSketch an existing cartoon character with the 5 basic shapes Research a character of your choice and sketch the shapes that make up that character. Choose a full body view of each character.
·         HW: Observe characters you’ve seen in cartoons you watch. Sketch the character with shapes you believe the original cartoonist may have used to compose those characters. Be sure to include the name of the character at the top of the page.

August 20th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Homework Critique. Sketch the same characters using basic shapes. Draw the characters in 4-5 different dynamic poses of your choice and complete them with light detail.
·         HW: Begin planning your own cartoon character. Each student must create their own original cartoon character using the 5 basic shapes. Add as much detail as you like to make your character unique and try putting them into some dynamic poses but also keep it simple enough to draw 4-5 more times. A total of 5 poses of your character should be fit onto one page.

August 21st, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper and Color Pencil
·         Lesson: Character Critique. Make corrections to your characters if needed. Draw a basic shape view of your character, a full front view of your character, a 3/4 front view of your character, a profile view of your character, a ¾ back view of your character and a full back view of your character. All on one page. Divide up your paper for easy fitting of each view. Finally pick your favorite character pose from your last assignment, redraw it with corrections and color it in.
·         HW: Whatever you did not finish in class, be sure to finish for homework.

August 22nd, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper and Color Pencil
·         Lesson: Round up all of your sketches for reviewing. All character model sheets will be collected and each student will pick their best pieces to be submitted for the class gallery video.
·         HW: Remember what you’ve learned and enjoy the rest of your summer! :)