Sunday, March 20, 2011

IN THE CLASSROOM: graphic design

Graphic Design, taught by Ms. Aguilar, is an exciting class that focuses on programs such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Flash. Initially, students began with a Photoshop assignment of designing dollar bills. 


"Graphic design is a great way to express yourself and create art without actually drawing," shared Sonali N., Class of 2014. Students learned advanced techniques such as movie making and designing a typography poster. The class was designed to teach artistic skills on Adobe programs. Each project allows students to express their inspiration through their designs. One of the projects that required imagination was the Magazine Project. Topics ranged from Airplane Travel to Toy Story 3. In order to perform this task, Ms. Aguilar taught students how to add captions, create a clipping frame, design a headline, sub headline, and create columns for an article. These skills benefit the students and are a great way to express oneself in an artistic way. 

Students are currently working with Adobe Flash, and are working towards producing their own miniature movie. "Graphic design is one of the most interesting classes at the Prep," added Sonali.

- Contributed by Nikita P., Prep ASB Sophomore Class Secretary/Treasurer, Class of 2013

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