What will we do in this class?

  • Experiment.  Fail.  Revise.  Revise some more.  Take risks.  Problem solve.  Practice makes perfect much better!
  • Make art… with a clear purpose.
  • Learn about color, composition, fonts and more.
  • Work with computers and by hand.
  • Show each-other new ideas and approaches.

Does it matter if I can’t draw/don’t know how to use Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign/a Mac?

  • No.  Perfect reasons to take the class – you will learn and improve!
  • Projects are tiered to challenge all – even if you are in graphic design 4+!

Why should I take this elective?

  • Your life is already strongly influenced by graphic design.  From the clothes you buy to the foods you eat and books you read – you can’t escape it!  Learn to recognize it and critique it!
  • Knowing computer programs is an important skill for high school (think better looking english/history projects) and job skills (ie regardless of your profession… sticking that you know how to use Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. on your resume is extremely valuable!)
  • You will learn to see things differently and problem solve on a whole new level.
  • There are countless careers in graphic and communication arts.  Plus, the main ideas are applicable to just about any career!

How will I be graded?

  • What are you bringing to the table?  (pushing us to strive for more, going above and beyond?  exposing us to new ideas?)
  • Citizenship (attendance, involvement)
  • Projects (personal growth, investment/effort)
  • Sketches/Planning/Research (personal growth, investment/effort)

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