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Introduction to Graphic Design (Homeschool) (After School) (Semester 1)

Karmen Paterson, B.S. Ag & Environmental Science
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
In this introductory graphic design class, students will learn about the art of visual communication including fundamental design concepts, critical evaluation, effective composition, typography, and building complex visual systems.

Class experience

US Grade 9 - 12
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will learn about graphic design as a field of study, the fundamental elements and principles of design, and the process of design thinking. Much of our process will include drawing which will push students' abstract thinking and critical evaluation. Students will be encouraged to explain their designs and justify their design decisions. We will also have several presentations of their work with public speaking.
I have a Degree in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Science, and over 20 years of working experience in art and graphic design including being the CEO of Little Daisy Media.  I believe that the art of graphic design, or at the very least an appreciation for that art, is something that everyone should practice.  Graphic design floods our visual perception everywhere, from the products we buy to the advertisements we are exposed to.  I want to share my knowledge of graphic design so that kids understand the basic elements and can build on that to become creative critical thinkers.
Homework Offered
For an engaging experience, students will have homework throughout the week with due dates. This includes weekly design work and classroom discussions/critiques. Homework is always optional, but highly encouraged.
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
LOOKING FOR HIGH SCHOOL ART CREDITS? The Graphic Design Visual Communication is a great way to earn art credits for high school. I will provide a written assessment of student's performance in class that is based on class participation, timeliness of submissions, and overall work. Please contact me in advance.
Grades Offered
 5 files available upon enrollment
• Thumbnails and Roughs printout available upon enrollment • Pencils (preferably an assortment of drawing pencils of varying lead hardness) • Colored pencils, pens, and/or markers • Basic art supplies (optional) • Access to a digital camera • Ruler • Access to digital software the student is comfortable with (optional) **Weeks 5 and beyond students will have the option to use digital software for their work. They must be comfortable with the software. They will also have the option to use basic art supplies instead. Please encourage students to use materials and supplies they are most comfortable with.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(659)
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My name is Karmen Paterson and I am an online educator in art, graphic design, and early science. I have an Associate's of Art in Graphic Design, and Associates of Science in Economics, and a Bachelor's of Science in Agricultural... 
Group Class


weekly or $340 for 17 classes
1x per week, 17 weeks
55 min

Completed by 15 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
3-12 learners per class

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