Graphics Grades 9-12

This course will develop graphic design utilizing the elements and principles of art.

Performing and Creating
1-6a. Develop and refine the use of various artistic tools, materials, technology, and techniques in developing graphic designs for specific purposes.• Integrate a variety of art forms to create commercial materials (e.g., brochures, posters, flyers, T-shirts, web sites).
1-65,81-51-7b. Develop and refine self-expression.• Investigate careers in graphics.
1-61-81-7c. Use and explore new and traditional methods and materials.• Develop signage
1-61-81-51-7d. Demonstrate the ability to learn, reason, think creatively, and make decisions.• Collaborate and contribute to creating a work of art.
• Develop program designs for school activities.
History and Culture
71-91-61-8a. Research the graphic arts and how the potential for artistic expression is impacted by individual people, society, and our changing environment.• Visit sign shops, t-shirt shops, graphic design studios, computer stores, and advertising agencies.
4,71-95-8b. Identify universal themes that graphic artists use to sell products in our country and others.• Study United States and world cultures, including Alaska Native, through the production of graphic design.
71-943-6c. Be aware of differences in personal and cultural perspectives associated with the graphic arts.• Complete a piece of art around a theme, concept, idea, or issue.
• Explore printed media.
Evaluation and Analysis
3-5, 7,81-51-7a. Understand the criteria used to evaluate a piece of graphic art (craftsmanship, function, originality, techniques, and theme).• Examine the works of other artists both past and present and their contributions to the fields of art and advertising.
4,7,83-53-5b. Learn to accept and offer criticism of personal work and the work of others.• Make a judgment about the success of a piece of art in terms of its ability to convey a message.
4,5,85c. Exhibit appropriate behavior related to the art environment.• Interpret a piece of art through class discussion.

*Prerequisites: Introduction to Art or instructor’s approval

Aesthetic Perception
1-84,51-7a. Respect the opinions of others concerning artwork, recognizing that personal opinions are a reflection of past experiences and culture.• Make statements about the significance of graphic arts and share examples of work.
4,74,5,7,81,21-8a. Recognize the effects of media on everyday life and culture.• Investigate careers in graphics.
4,71-91,21-8a. Understand the impact of graphics on historic and contemporary life and society.• Discuss issues related to aesthetics, artists, values in art, and other related topics.
• Write personal definitions of art and beauty; find and share art examples that support those definitions.
• Explain how graphics have impacted your life.


  • Computer literacy
  • Concept assimilation and demonstration
  • Creativity Participation in class
  • Portfolio
  • Rubric
  • Safety habits
  • Skill growth and manipulatives
  • Time on task
  • Working to assignment parameter

*Prerequisites: Introduction to Art or instructor’s approval

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