3/10 -Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Differences between vector and raster-based programs will be examined with the introduction of Illustrator. The majority of time will be spent working with the pen and selection tools to gain an understanding of vector editing.Exercise 1: Drawing with the Pen -Introduction to the pen and selection tools.
Exercise 2: Students will practice vector drawing by tracing over a line art image.
(3/11-3/13 No Classes - Spring Break)

3/12 - 3/17 - Project: Alphabet Soup - Students will focus on the typographic capabilities of Illustrator to create a composition made only of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Multiple type faces, outlined text variations, path and area type are all available for use, but no color is permitted (composition may contain varieties of gray including gradients). Emphasis will be on organizing complex elements through use of selection tools, arrangement commands, layers and other organizational systems.

Reading Assignment: Chapter 6: Texture


Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is
subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class.

Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 & 3 Line
Week 4 Shape
Weeks 5 & 6 Space
Weeks 7 & 8 Introduction to Digital Media: Photoshop
Weeks 9 & 10 Introduction to Digital Media: Illustrator
Week 11 Texture
Week 12 & 13 Color
Week 14 -15 Final Project