Graphic design is everywhere. From t‐shirts to posters, traffic signs to logos, graphic design is used to visually communicate an idea, a message, or a statement. Students in this class will explore graphic design as a practice and learn to put to work the concepts and principles of design.
This introductory class is designed to provide students with the foundational skills necessary to develop a confident understanding of the Adobe Creative Suite programs: Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
It's one thing to make a message legible—clear to another person and beautifully typeset (meaning how the letters have been arranged)—but quite another to render that message so that it has emotional and aesthetic qualities. The ability to do so is grounded in a thorough understanding of the history of typography. In this class, students will learn how to do just that. They will explore the development of typography and then apply what they've discovered to an engaging series of assignments and projects.
Are you interested in familiarizing yourself with modern printing methods to create the best high-quality prints for your artistic practice? During this class, students will explore the procedures involved in transferring photographic images from the camera and computer to print. The class is not limited to photographers, as graphic designers, illustrators, comic artists, or any artist interested in producing high-quality digital prints are encouraged to partake.
This class, designed for those interested in calligraphy, hand-lettering, and typography in general, will teach students the basics of calligraphy: Writing posture, ink control, and letterform structure.
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