DESIGNING A POSTER
*One multimedia poster incorporating image and text
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Many artists today create art to raise awareness of intolerance and promote understanding on a number of topics. We will use this opportunity to create advertisement posters, promoting or demoting certain behaviors or ways of thinking.
Build upon watercolor skills by applying several techniques to their posters.
Further develop their proficiency in drawing, creative and stylized text within their artwork.
Use critical thinking strategies to construct a theme based on the topic of the poster.
Translate their theme into image and text
Look at how contemporary artists create fine art and advertisements promoting or demoting certain behaviors and ways of thinking
*Multimedia poster with image and text on watercolor paper
A minimum of 3 different watercolor techniques must be used
Colored pencil and permanent markers will also be used to add detail, texture, and vibrancy
Text can be inspired by published fonts and be pre-designed on the computer, but the final piece must be hand done.
The initial design layout will be roughed out in pencil. The outline, including imagery and text, will be gone over with a Sharpie marker.
The student will then apply watercolor to their poster and add colored pencil and marker once the paint has dried.
**Work will be assessed using the following criteria:**
Does the poster have….
1. ..clear and legible words and images?
-Are they large enough?
-Do they get lost due to overlapping or sloppy execution?
2. …eye-catching qualities?
-Does it make someone WANT to take time to know what it is all about?
-This can be done by using bold color, statements, questions, quotes, and/or imagery.
3. …images and text that relate to each other as well as to the message?
-Is your message clear?
-Do the text and images relate to your main focus or are they disposable?
4. …a passionate point of view?
-Does the poster stand for something?
-Will the viewer understand your stance on your topic?