2014 Graphic Design class showing their final movie posters.
2015/2016 Registration Fall and Spring Semester 10 months Open to adults and highschoolers Fridays 10:00 to 11:15 ~ $60 per month/$15 per class We’ll meet at 889 S. Lake Jessup Avenue in Oviedo. * This class counts as a highschool credit
This class is for Adults and teens interested in learning more graphic design skills to supplement the visual work that they do or are wanting to learn more about. It will contain design theory as well as specific instruction on how to use the Adobe Creative Suite software.
First Fall Semester - Design theory and layout. A focus on the basics of graphic design; layout, placement of type, image, form, color and spacing. Additionally, we will discuss how to effectively plan a project. This class will provide the knowledge that can become a foundation for a career in photography, graphic art, storyboarding, digital media, video production, web design, printing and publishing.
The class will be a combination of hands-on activity and verbal instruction. Creative thinking will be explored in relation to solving visual problems. Students will also critique and present their homework assignments to the group to encourage the ability to communicate effectively and explain the thinking behind their design solutions.
This class is being offered to adults and 10th through 12th graders. There will be an average of 3 hours of homework outside of the class per week. This introductory design class will require light computer work but will focus on hand skills.
The book for this first semester can be purchased on Amazon.com. It is called, Graphic Design Foundation by Curtis Tappenden
Syllabus for First Semester · History of design and visual communication · Generating rough concept sketches · Color theory · Typography · Sign/symbols and logos · Page layout foundations and design grids · Packaging · Information design · Basics of web design
To be sprinkled throughout the course: · Presentation skills · How to visually communicate ideas · Honing creative thinking skills · How to effectively give and receive critiques · How to work collaboratively with the client · Researching your clients and their competition
Preliminary Supply List · Medium sketchbook (dedicated to this class) · 10 pieces of white Bristol board in a pack or cut illustration board · Exacto knife with fresh blades · Choice of pencils, pens, watercolors and markers · Pack of rubdown Letterpress type
If you are interested in having your child attend the graphic design classes, contact Caryn via email at email@example.com or via phone at 407-421-3198
We munched on scones and drank hot tea as the student's presented their bakery packaging projects.
This second semester class will build upon design theory and layout but will add in some basic computer graphic skills. We will be taking advantage of the Microsoft products as well as the Adobe Creative Suite.
Each week, we will have a small amount of assigned reading and projects, which will be explained or demonstrated in class. Some larger projects may span several weeks. The book for this second semester can be purchased on Amazon.com. It is called, White Space Is Not Your Enemy by Kim Golombisky & Rebecca Hagen
Syllabus for the Winter/Spring semester
- Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator - Basic perspective – how to draw a 3-D looking object - Generating rough concept sketches - Creating a dynamic composition - More on ways to achieve emphasis - Pixels and image resolution - Color theory, Pantone colors and specifying colors for printing - Understanding the printing process - Learning to evenly space items across your layout using measurements, rulers and basic math - Working with computer folders and files - Saving, storing and backing up your files - Advanced Google searching - Searching best resources for stock photography - The difference between line art and continuous tone images - Introduction and exposure to current graphic applications - (what the pros use) - Utilizing graphic software available for projects - Importing and formatting text on the computer - Image file formats and when to use which - Vector based images vs. pixels - Using photo editing software to enhance and adjust the quality of an image - Proper cropping of images - Brief history of the web, preparing images for the web and basic web design theory - Creating a basic web page together in class - Ethics in the world of design
To be sprinkled throughout the course:
· Presentation skills · How to visually communicate ideas · Creative thinking and problem solving skills · How to effectively give and receive critiques · How to work collaboratively with the client · History of design and visual communication · Researching your clients and their competition
Additional notes for both classes: * There will be a maximum of ten students for these classes. * Signing up for this class means committing for the entire year of study. * Payment of $60 will be due the first class of each month. Months with less than 4 weeks will be pro-rated by $15 per class. * Supplies will need to be purchased by the students but will not exceed $55 per semester.
Requirements are a PC or a Mac and image editing software such as the Adobe Creative Suite (any version). Consider purchasing the student edition or also renting the software from Adobe's monthly Cloud program.
If you are interested in having your child attend the graphic design classes but have questions, contact Caryn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 407-421-3198