Introduction to Graphic Design for Teens (Summer 2013)
Summer Teens Ages 15-18
You may love band t-shirts, posters, magazines, and other graphic materials, but don't quite understand how they are made. This class is the perfect introduction for teens interested in learning more about graphic design.
Students will explore image-making, basic typography, and the integration of the two through a series of fun and fast-paced assignments and exercises. All projects will address form, composition, hierarchy, and creativity. Students will develop a design process and a more critical visual vocabulary through experimentation, exploration, and group critiques. Teens enrolled in this class should expect to work in the MCAD computer labs and at home. / Facilities fee of $40 in addition to class tuition.
Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with the Mac OS X operating system. Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite is helpful, but not required.
What to bring: Sketchbook; pen or pencil; drawing materials; USB drive; three examples of graphic design that you like (such as books, magazines, posters, t-shirts, food labels, etc.) or links to work or websites on the internet; some ideas for a self-directed project.
Students in this class must be at least 15 years of age, and no older than 18 years of age, the date of the first class meeting. View our complete policies here.