Below are examples of student's original logo designs (completely illustrated!). Students drew logo companies and their briefs from a bucket. All companies are fake. Students then created their logo design ideas/brainstorm based on the brief, offered and received feedback, settled on a final design, created the design on Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, and created a mock-up business card utilizing the logo design. THEN, to put it all together, students created a quick Spark Video presentation to show off their work. The Spark video really tied everything together and made grading much easier since there were so many components to this assignment. From start to finish, most students needed about 2 weeks in class. Check them out below!
I've recently been trying to incorporate more fun into my art classrooms. My goal is to get students excited to come to art and graphic design class. One thing I've found that brings joy-- and even some social and collaboration opportunities-- is using games. I don't typically play an art-related game for an entire hour, but the following are art-related games I've researched and many that I've tried out in my own high school classrooms. Many of these games could be modified for younger students too.
#1 Exquisite Corpse
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#2 Pareidolia Scavenger Hunt
#3 Sculpey Pictionary
Need a list of pictionary words? Here are 138 different words at different difficulty levels I created for my classes. Download them free by clicking here!
#4 Ink Blowing
#5 Street Art Online Game
#6 Dice Drawing Game
I am a 7th year high school art teacher in Rochester, MN. I have taught middle school for 2 years and high school for almost 5 years. I truly enjoy working with students on a daily basis. I also enjoy teaching real-world skills such as problem solving, using technology, and the power of teamwork and collaboration. My joy is sharing my passion for art with others!
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