This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
This powerpoint talks about the process of taking a simple idea and twisting it into something new that can be marketed into a million dollar toy. It breaks things down into the categories that match with the separate papers that I have for this lesson (ideas and concepts, sketching the details, 3D modeling, technical drawings and prototypes, and marketing). I give some very good examples in marketing of explaining just how the company is making their product appeal to a very specific group of people (Ragu, McDonalds, Honey Nut Cheerios, Swiffer, etc.). The lesson ends with students coming up with ideas for new toys, making a prototype, and then putting together a marketing sales pitch to convince investors (the class) that their toy with make profits. Very fun for everyone!