Printing types, safety & begin Illustrator

Students will go through and learn about the different types of printing presses and learn about safety in the computer lab. They will learn how to be safe using the equipment we have on site – cutter, laminator, printer, etc. They will also review how to dispose of materials and what each symbol means, and how to handle different types of fires and what to use to put them out.

All students must pass the safety test with a 100% to move on in the class.

I am hoping to start into the program Illustrator this week. Learning the basic tools. The selection tool, pen tool, how to create curves, create shapes and more.

Looking forward to a fun end of the week!

History, Ethics, Measurements, and Elements of Principles & Design

We have a busy week ahead…

The students will learn and get a quick review of the history of graphic design. During this time the students worked on pictographs in class as a group and came up with some amazing alphabets/pictures to create a sentence. This assignment was finished by the end of class and we moved into ethics, measurements, and ending the week with elements of principles and design.

Ethics – All blocks – review of ethics, copyright, trademark, registered – using artwork.

Measurements – All blocks – learned measurements used in graphic design – points and picas. Each student was given a worksheet to help reinforce and given examples with a ruler for measuring.

Elements of principles and design – The students reviewed each element/principle and then on their own the looked for ads that used warm, cool, neutral colors, symmetrical balance, asymmetrical balance, unity, rhythm/repetition and pattern, emphasis, contrast and variety.

Next week we will cover printing, safety and jump into our first design program – Illustrator.


Week One

We are off to a great start! My students for all 4 blocks of Intro to Graphic Design have been getting settled into the new school year. Reviewing the syllabus, taking home forms to be filled out, signed by their parents and returned. If you need a copy of the syllabus or forms please let me know.

The first week the students are getting adjusted to using the mac desktop computer, setting up google docs, getting to know you letters , sharing documents, SkillsUSA, Graphic Design Club, Ethics, Careers, History of Graphic Design and created a timeline.

It has been a great week!