Graphic Design Class for High School Students in Boston on July 15, 2019

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In this Graphic Design class, high school students learn the principles of great design and typography from a design industry professional while using professional-grade Adobe design software to create digital drawings, logos, advertisements, magazine layouts, and more. Students complete the week by creating a digital portfolio to showcase their work. No prior art or design experience is necessary for this program. This graphic design class is offered for one week only each year in the summer. Graphic Design Class Topics Covered: Principles of great graphic design Digital drawing and tracing Typography and text effects Creating print advertisements Editing and retouching images Designing and creating a logo Print design layouts Conducting a design critique Creating a digital design portfolio Applications used for the graphic design class (all supplied for in-class use): Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe InDesign By the end of the graphic design class, students will gain: Knowledge of basic design principles Basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign Insight into the opportunities and challenges of a design career Portfolio of graphic design work Graphic Design Class - Sample Daily Schedule: 9:00 am to 9:15 am - Arrive at AGI 9:30 am - Workshops start: learn new topics and techniques 10:00 am - Complete practice exercises 10:45 am - Morning break 11:00 am - Learn new topics and techniques 11:45 pm - Project planning 12:30 pm - Lunch 1:30 pm - Individual or collaborative project work 3:00 pm - Afternoon break 3:15 pm - Complete, review and share projects 4:00 pm - Class ends for the day