Welcome to

    Mr. Zundel's
    Graphic Arts Webpage
    Mr. Zundel has been working as a professional artist and designer for over 25 years, including over 20 years as an art and design instructor. This year will be his seventh at Wasatch High School. "This is an amazing place to go to school!"
    He lives with his wife and children in Orem. Yes, he drives up here every day. "I love the drive. It's always a beautiful drive!"

    Below is the link necessary for students to enrolled in Graphic Design 3 who want
    UVU Concurrent Enrollment credit. The CRN for the course is 15502.

    Classroom Behavior It is important for the student to understand the rules and regulations of the classroom.

    The computers are here for the students to work on their projects. Treat them kindly and do nothing to damage the machine or the software inside. Failure to follow this rule will result in the student having to pay for the repair and or replacement of the computer. This can be extremely expensive so be careful.

    The classroom is designed to enhance the student’s ability to learn. Be respectful of it and of the people in the room including other students. We will follow the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated. The same goes for treatment of the instructor. Let’s all work together to make this an exciting, interesting and fun class.

    Grading The student’s grade will be determined upon completion and execution of the assignments and exercises. There will be some written quizzes that will cover basic concepts and vocabulary. Assignments and exercises will have a due date. If it is not turned in by the due date, points will be deducted for every day that it is late. This might mean that eventually a given assignment might run out of possible points if turned in too late. Remember that 59% is an F. So if something was worth 10 points and it was turned in 5 days late it would only be worth 5. This is provided that it was to the level of 10 points to begin with. So if you want all of the points possible for the work you did, turn it in on time. This policy will be fairly flexible for the first couple of weeks or until the students and teacher are comfortable with the way things work in the room. Communicate with the teacher and there will be fewer problems.

    Grading Rubric The grades will be determined based upon the following criteria.

    Deadline was met. If not, points will be deducted from the total, based on how many days have gone by since the due date.

    Basic criteria for the assignment was met. For example, the student included all necessary elements in the work. Points will be deducted for missing elements, bad spelling, bad grammar, poor punctuation, etc.

    Student applied principles and techniques covered in the class for that assignment.

    Student used their creativity and imagination in coming up with something interesting.

    Overall quality of the final piece.

    Attendance This is vital for this class. New concepts are presented each class period and students who do not attend or are often late can quickly fall behind. The Wasatch High School attendance policy will be administered and enforced in this class. Key points of this policy include the following items:

    Students with more than three absences per term will receive a UA (Unsatisfactory Attendance) citizenship grade credit for that term.

    Citizenship Credit can be earned by making up each absence beyond three through attendance school. 6 or more tardies will result in a U for citizenship. This will result in no credit for citizenship for this course. All students must earn 28 points of citizenship credit in order to graduate from Wasatch High School.

    Citizenship Grading Scale

    H = Honor (Exemplary Citizenship, perfect attendance)

    S = Satisfactory Citizenship

    N = Needs Improvement

    U = Unsatisfactory (No credit earned)

    UA = Unsatisfactory Attendance (No credit earned)

    Late Work If a student is absent when an assignment is due, they are free to turn it in the first day that they return back to school without penalty. The absence needs to be documented as being legitimate.

    Reworks If a student is not happy with the grade that they receive on an assignment that was turned in on-time they are free to rework it for a higher score as often as they wish. If the work was not turned in on time to begin with, reworking it for a higher score is not allowed.

    Supplies You will want to have a 2GB (min) flash drive to store your work on. You may also want some sort of sketch book or notebook for developing ideas and for taking notes. Don’t spend a lot of money on this. No larger than a 9 x 12. Smaller would be preferable. (5 x 7, 6 x 9)

    Remember to have fun. 


    Learning Standards

    1.  Standard/Description 2.  Example/Rigor 3.  Prior Skills Needed 4.  Common Assessment 5.  When Taught?    

    1.  Students will be able to understand the introduction to the graphics/printing industry.



    Define and apply the basic principles of printing. Demonstrate the creative process from idea to execution using different printing techniques. Demonstrate understanding of basic printing techniques.  Critique, Portfolio

    All Semester




    2.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate safe practices.



    Demonstrate basic understanding of how to safely operate the computer and other tools and machines in the classroom. Demonstrate basic understanding of how to properly work with the different tools in the classroom. Demonstrate safe practices.  

    All Semester




    3.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate design processes.



      Demonstrate the design process from idea conception to execution of the final composition. Knowledge of the design/creative process.    
    Project sketches, ideas and final Portfolio  

    All Semester




    4.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate computer skills.



      Demonstrate proper uses of the applications used in the industry. Basic understanding of the Mac computer.    
      Project Rubric  

    All Semester




    5.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate page layout.



      Demonstrate basic understanding of composition and page layout using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. Basic understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design.    
      Project Rubric  

    All Semester




    6.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate digital image editing.



    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of image manipulation in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.    
    Have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.    
    Project Rubric    

    All Semester



      7.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate digital illustrations.   Demonstrate the ability to create images using Adobe Illustrator.   Have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator.   Project Rubric   1st Term
    8.  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate printing processes.    
    Create and execute several different images using different printing techniques.    
    Basic understanding of image creation.    
    Critique, Portfolio, Project Rubrics   All Semester