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Graphic Design for Beginners - BOOT CAMP 2

Elizabeth (BFA, MAE)
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(336)
In this 4-day camp, students will learn the graphic design skills needed to run a business. We will create a new digital project every lesson: logos, merch, ads, & media graphics. #CREATIVE

Class experience

Students will learn the basics of graphic design, brand identity, and digital art.
I teach classes on a variety of arts-related subjects: 
  * piano, sight-reading, song-writing; 
  * realistic drawing techniques;
  * comic book creations & anime drawing styles;
  * digital arts, Photoshop, graphic design.

Look at the bottom of my profile to find my other classes. 
    → https://outschool.com/teachers/Elizabeth-Essex ←

I hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. I taught digital art to undergraduate pre-service art teachers as an adjust professor at VCU and as a public high school teacher; now I enjoy teaching digital art to students online.  I love teaching drawing, painting, sculpture and Photoshop to learners of all ages. I've been teaching for 20+ years and running my own piano studio for 10+ years. There's a special place in my heart for creative works and the artists that make them, especially fantasy stories and narrative artworks, comics and graphic novels.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Students are asked to post their finished work in the Outschool classroom for feedback from teacher and peers. (Optional.)
Grades Offered
Graded assessment provided upon request.
*** Before class, please open a FREE account at Canva.com; if you use a ipad or phone install the app as well.***

Make sure your browser supports either https://editor.graphite.rs/ or vect.r . Otherwise, please install Krita, Adobe Illustrator, Inkscape, or another vector-based drawing tool for logo-making class day.
💡   Please log into the Outschool classroom on the same device as your art app and give permission for zoom to control your device remotely if possible. If you prefer using a mobile device to make you art, I recommend logging into the Outschool meeting TWICE: one log-in should be the mobile device where you are creating your art and the second should be a device with a video camera facing the student so we can better communicate. To prevent audio feedback, disable the audio on one device.

I will be demonstrating using Graphite or Inkscape for our vector graphics lessons; I will demonstrate using Photoshop/ Photopea for raster graphics lessons. I can demonstrate with most other programs listed below as necessary by request. Canva will be used as a resource for most lessons. I may occasionally show mock-ups created by Redbubble as well.

Redbubble.com is a print-on-demand platform that can quickly create a mock-up of merchandise. For the purposes of this class, I will be showing how a logo or other design created in Canva will really look on a T-shirt, coffee mug, etc. using my own account. Students will NOT be invited to create their own account for the purposes of this class.

💻  Canva - Free (with paid options) online software with many options for creating graphics. Most of our work can be completed using only canva. No installation required on a computer. For mobile devices, install the app at canva.com or from your app store. 
Canva requires all account holders to be aged 13 or older – parents will need to create an account for students aged under 13 years. It is recommended that all students log in with a parent account. This course uses the free version of Canva; you do not need to upgrade to a paid subscription. Be sure you are logged into an active account before class begins, preferably on the SAME DEVICE AS ZOOM.

💻  Graphite - Free online software that works like Adobe Illustrator but is easy to use. It will work in most up-to-date browsers with a good internet connection. This program works best on a computer; will not function properly on mobile devices. Find it at https://editor.graphite.rs/

📱 Curve app - The best FREE option for iPad and iPhone users. Please install before class!

📱 VectorMotion app - The best FREE option for Android phone and tablet users. Please install before class! (free at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.vectormotion.mobile&pcampaignid=web_share )

💻  Inkscape - Free software that works like Adobe Illustrator and is great for students using a laptop. It's counter-intuitive to use, but good free alternative for students who already know Illustrator. Install it from inkscape.org

💻  Krita - Free, open source software for computers with photo editing capabilities but built for illustration. Find it at https://krita.org

💻  Adobe Illustrator - Still the industry standard for digital illustration and graphic design for computers. Purchase at https://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator or search your app store for "Illustrator."

💻  Photopea.com -Free online software that works nearly exactly like Adobe Photoshop and is great for students using a computer. Students who have not purchased and installed Photoshop on their computer may opt to use Photopea instead if they have a strong internet connection. Find it at https://www.photopea.com

💻  Adobe Photoshop - Still the industry standard for photo editing and digital art. It is available for any device in a PAID edition, but free and “lite” editions exist for mobile devices. Find it at https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop or search your app store for "Photoshop."

📱  ibisPaint, Sketchbook, GIMP, Procreate, etc. - Students may choose to use the graphics software of their choice. If not listed here, please check with the instructor to be sure your program will work for this class.
"White Space is not your Enemy" by Golombisky and Hagen
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(336)
Hi! I've been teaching for over 20 years. I love Outschool, and I'm excited to be able to share my passion for the arts with kids across the world!

I teach classes related to my all favorite things music and art. I love comics and graphic novels,... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
4x per week, 1 week
55 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 11-16
3-6 learners per class

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