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Columbine High School, MacLab Per 6

Fri, August 17, 2018

  1. Draw Tattoo idea on card. On reverse side, write the following
  1. Signup for Remind
  1. Open Adobe Illustrator and test the pen tool, drawing colors, coloring in objects, using varying colors and varying stroke widths

Tues, August 21, 2018

  1. 20180821: Create a Google Doc where you will list your daily reflection. For your first assignment, write the date and then explain the question in your answer. If you are tracing your character, include a google image of them here. Explain your character in words. Who are they? What is their backstory? Do they have any special skills? Do they have any sort of reactions with other characters?
  2. Outline your character (you may trace or draw your own)

Thurs, August 23, 2018

  1. Create Wix Page to turn in your animations, as a digital portfolio. Nick, Bryce & Dani already did this. You may ask them if you need help
  2. 20180823: Take a screenshot of your character outline and paste onto your google doc  
  3. Draw a background for your character
  4. Draw a stick figure listing each of the following body parts on a different named layer
  5. Head
  6. Body
  7. Arm left
  8. Arm right
  9. Leg left
  10. Leg right

Fri, August 24, 2018

Tues, August 28, 2018

  1. Open the Animate Program and click NEW > HTML5
  2. Then click Import to Library > Select your File > Import > Import to Stage
  1. Click on a layer > Ctrl Click > Create motion tween >
  2. Click on Frame 5 for that layer > Ctrl Click > Insert keyframe (and select position under this on your menu)
  3. Then move the arm where you want the motion to occur

Thurs, August 30, 2018

Fri, August 31, 2018

Wed, September 5, 2018

NEW PROJECT → Joey Santaniello Walk for All 5 K → Create an initial design to be used on the event flier, registration paperwork, AND on t-shirt associated with the event. Then, create an element of animation to your logo, ie. moving parts, flash, etc. to draw attention to the event. Finally, the selected logo will be included on the website promoting the event. You are creating the animated LOGO. This will be printed on materials that will include the following information:

Fri, September 7, 2018

Finish your stickman animations for grading. Must include 6-layer stickman imported to the stage in Animate with completed single-layer background. You may create a tween to move a hand or leg - OR - you may onion-skin directly into Animate. Ask Neil if you have ?s about the second one.

Tues, September 11, 2018

Begin drawing second character and/or second background for your main character

Thurs, September 13, 2018

Create a Wix Page to upload & turn in your work for this class. Ask Nick or Dani if you have any questions about this… Select the Sasha Blake Graphic Design Portfolio Type. Email this to 

Fri, September 14, 2018

Upload your first AI Character and AI Background by clicking File > Export for Web on your Wix Portfolio page

Mon, September 17, 2018 REBEL DAY

Check to see that your artist page works off Upload 2 characters and your background

Wed, September 19, 2018 SILVER DAY

Copyright and Online Property Rights → Anti Stealing Video

Copyright Code on photos → → How do you add code to WIX for no downloading mouseovers?

Fri, September 21, 2018 SILVER DAY

Animating your first character on Real Background. Consider a shoulder shrug, eye wink, or hand wave gesture

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 SILVER DAY

Finish animating your first character on Real Background.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Download + Animate this Flower as an HTML 5  for the Joey Santaniello Walk for All 5k

After downloading this file, rename it to →

ALSO, download the font file → Click on it to install it from your downloads folder

To fix the font, import the flower file. Then, go to the “incompatibility” button on the right with the yellow alert icon. Check the box on the bottom left that says something like “import settings”. Finally, finish putting the symbol on the stage.

Fri, September 28, 2018 SILVER DAY 1st Six Week GRADES DUE

Columbine Flower Joey Santaniello Walk For All

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 SILVER DAY

Columbine Flower Joey Santaniello Walk For All

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Export your Columbine Flower Walk For All Flower as .gif

Email to

Friday, October 5, 2018

Begin your Halloween Google Doodle

What is a Google Doodle? | See the last year’s Google Doodle Halloween Winners, About, FAQ, December 5 Contest Rules (not Halloween),

Dimensions are difficult to find → Ask NEIL WIDTH = 660 px x HEIGHT 240 px

Tuesday, October 8, 2018 SILVER DAY

Complete the Evaluation Form → 


Thursday, October 10, 2018 SILVER DAY


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 SILVER DAY


Begin to ADD SOUND → See Ms H for USB Blue Mic & Recording Box Crate

Thursday, October 18, 2018 SILVER DAY


Friday, October 19, 2018 SILVER DAY


Finish animating your first character on Real Background

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