Graphic Design & Production – let’s begin..

Some of my level two students I have not seen in over a year. It is so nice to have them back in my classroom for another semester! We started out our class with a review on Lab Safety and they all took an updated test and scored a 100%.

We jumped into Adobe Photoshop and worked through some new tutorials to refresh their memory and get them acclimated. We worked through 1 each day and then the students were assigned a their first project….2020 Calendar. Students had to select a theme for their year calendar and edit every image they are using for each month. Students will show me their original images and edited versions for complete credit. Due Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.

Thank you,

Mrs. H

Intro to Graphic Design – Copyright & Safety

This week the students will learn about Copyright and be prepared to write a paper on the Graphic/Street Artist Shepard Fairey. They will decide if he violated copyright laws when creating his President Obama Hope poster or if they feel it was fair use. I am interested to see what they think and which side they choose. 🙂

We will end the week with Lab Safety. Each student has completed a thorough packet on safety and learned about PPE, MSDS sheets, first aid, etc. Each student must score a 100% to move forward next week as we will begin Adobe Illustrator.

Until next week…

Mrs. H

Intro to Graphic Design – History, Principles & Elements of Design

As the students adjust to our class, they have shown me a little bit of their creativity while learning about the history of Graphic Design, creating a timeline and understanding Elements & Principles of Design. Each student has created a gmail email to submit/receive their in-class assignments. Students will wrap up next week with learning about Copyrighting and Safety.


Welcome to Intro to Graphic Design – Spring 2020

Block’s 1 and 3  are both Intro to Graphic Design. When we meet on Monday, I will speak to the students about my blog where to locate the blog, materials that they will need for this class and what they will learn from this class.

Run down of our First two days in class…

Monday, Jan. 6th – Review of Syllabus, get to know – note card and questionaire and what they hope to learn from this class. I showed the students where to locate the blog and read the syllabus.

Tuesday, Jan. 7th – Each student created their in-class gmail email account, google drive to keep all their class work and worked on Career – Virtual Job Shadow questions. They will email their information to me once they completed the worksheet. I gave the students a yellow piece of paper that had all my contact information, supplies that were required for this class due Monday, Jan. 13th.


Mrs. Hotchkiss