Welcome to the 2020 - 2021 School Year

    Ms. Faucher's ART Class


    for a list of weekly topics and assignments go to the bottom of this page




    There is a "visit website" link next to your class period in Aeries that will take you to our virtual in-person meetings on Google Classroom


    Email me at: April_Faucher@chino.k12.ca.us

    Access to your meet link is in your ClassLinks - It should also be available in your Aeries account on the "view website" button :) 



    I will always attempt to contact you either 1) visually - I can see you on your camera, 2) chat - I will ask you to respond in the chat area on screen, and 3) audio - by microphone/heatset so that I can hear you. If I can't make contact with you I will have to assume that you are not in class. Several attempts will be made. If I can't contact you, I will need to email you and/or your parent to find out what the problem may be. 

    Most work will be due at the end of the class period visually (I will ask that you put the work up to your camera). Assignments will be posted below for each week and grades will be posted in Aeries. The final project for the end of the trimester will be posted in Google Class - it is a lot of typing for this page so it is better to see it there. 


    These are the hours which I will be available, live, on Google Meet, for questions regarding assignments, schedules, and other schoolwork concerns. Find the link for my Virtual Office hours in our Google Classroom Materials section

    Tuesday - Friday 

    7:45am - 8:30am


    Use Classlink to access your Google Classrooms (GCR):



    Grading Portal

    Grades will be updated in Aeries regularly so that students and parents can monitor student progress as soon as it is available. 

    Please email me with any questions or concerns.


    LIST OF WORK WILL BE HERE IN CASE YOU ARE ABSENT: Items in RED are the assignments

     Tuesday - Friday (February 23-26): Introduction to class - why art again? What type of art will this be (Graphic Design/Commercial Art) and materials needed.

    Materials: BLANK UNLINED PAPER preferably spiral bound and 8.5x11 or 9x12... can also use blank printer paper, Mechanical Pencil like 0.7mm, Ruler, Eraser, and Color Pencils. Thursday/Friday we will do an internet research and virtual hunt for answers to the following:

    1) What is BRANDING and WHY is it important for your business?

    2) What is the main goal of BRAND RECOGNITION?

    3) RESEARCH: Make a list of all of the BRANDS you use in a 24 hour day. Find your favorite BRAND and answer the following:

    ...What parts of this BRAND (logo, merchandise, reputation, etc) do you feel makes this comany successful?

    ...Choose ONE of their advertisements and describe how you feel about supporting this business as a consumer of their goods?

    How does that BRAND make you feel as a CONSUMER (person who uses the product created by a company) and about their company IMAGE?


     Monday - Friday (March 1-5): Looking at LOGO design starting at analysis of existing logos and what makes them successful and memorable. Last

    week I asked you to look at as many brands as you use in a day and choose one. Look at their logo and describe how it makes you feel? Color is ONE part of this 'feeling'

    COLOR: https://youtu.be/_2LLXnUdUIc

    4 Important Ideas for Successful Logo Design: https://youtu.be/w0M3Z3oTh08

    Choose 2 or 3 words in your color choices that best represents YOU then find 4 synonyms for those words. Do a Google IMAGE search for copyright-free pictures

    (here is how to do this): https://youtu.be/_0Dw_ay--qY

    The images you find will be the starting point for next week's starting to sketch logo ideas and concepts.

    Monday - Friday (March 8-12): Designing your IDEAS from the saved images from last week.... TEN Idea sketches should have been done on Monday, March 8th

    Then we watched this video on the Psychology of SHAPES: https://youtu.be/wDjegoLSwg4

    and narrowed your idea sketches down to THREE "good" shapes that show the message you want to send your target audience.

    Below is the example that I did during class - you need THREE image choices so students in your class can vote on which one you should develop

    THURSDAY AND FRIDAY we will be taking votes on your three designs and I will be taking a screenshot of your chosen ONE design for credit to put into Aeries...

    The class will vote and the one that they choose you will need THREE of that SAME image they chose ready for Monday's class on how to apply color to that image.

    Students voted on my three and chose #2 so here I am ready for Monday when we look at how to apply color to the image:

    Monday - Friday (March 15-19): COLOR your logo in three different ways... for a vote on our next class meet.

    Here is the video link to what we watched on COLOR: https://youtu.be/91hfs2qWAMo

    THREE DIFFERENT COLOR versions of the logo the class voted on for you is due for periods 1, 2, 3 on Tuesday March 16th and periods 4, 5, 6 on Wednesday March 17th

    This means by Wednesday the 17th ALL classes will know what SHAPE and COLOR they need to be working on for their FINAL logo design this week.

    The logo, completed, will be due for periods 1, 2, 3 next Tuesday the 23rd and periods 4, 5, 6 next Wednesday the 24th...

    ...the final logo can be either 1) hand drawn on a BLANK UNLINED paper no smaller than 4 by 4 inches using tools like a ruler for any straight edges and a compass for any curves... OR 2) it can be done in any digital format as long as I receive a screenshot or a photo of the final product to my email at April_Faucher@chino.k12.ca.us no later than 2:30 pm for the periods and dates listed above.

    This gives all classes ONE WEEK to finalize their work - and time to ask any questions in class as well as have me check anything that students may have problems with

    DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE DAY THIS IS DUE TO TELL ME YOU DIDN'T HAVE SUPPLIES... that is not going to buy you time ;) and I mentioned several times IN CLASS that there are FREE color pencils and a sharpener and a large pad of drawing paper at your school site if you wish to pick it up curbside...

    Here is my final hand-drawn logo - this measures 4 by 5 inches for reference:


    or digital version:

    Image preview

    Monday - Friday (March 22-26): Turning in personal LOGO designs Tuesday, March 23 for periods 1, 2, 3 and Wednesday, March 24 for periods 4, 5, 6.

    The logos should represent 115 minutes of class time that was given to complete the work - not scribbly or rushed.

    Starting this week we are looking at FONTS and practicing with Word (or any other digital program that allows students to type and try out various fonts)

    Watched the following videos for reference:




    ASSIGNMENT: Type your name in the following ways:

    First Last


    first last

    and find a font that suits the SAME STYLE and feeling as the logo that you designed for the assignment above that was due this week... try various colors and sizes remember that a 72 point font is equal to an INCH TALL lettering. You can use any program to do this including Word (which all students have access to in their Office 365 account through Classlinks)


    Tuesday - Friday (April 6-9): Review what we have done for the first FIVE weeks of class. Then discuss the video link below...


    on how a company (from start to finish) creates a brand identity... this will be used for the next project that will be introduced this week and has been loaded into the materials section of your Google Classroom 

    DUE THIS WEEK: your name in your chosen font

    Here is the tutorial video for the new project Nope 2 Nuts... 


    Monday - Friday (April 12-16): Work days in class for your Nope 2 Nuts logo project - I will be checking on your progress this week to see how far you have gotten and answer any questions and give feedback... By Friday this week you should have narrowed down your idea to ONE of your logo concepts so that you can be working on a finalized (clean/finished) one next week in class.