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Exploring Visual Communication Through Graphic Design

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Introduction

Introduction 0:36

Graphic Design Basics

The Basics of a Graphic Design Course 2:09

Hardware Suggestions 2:07

Software Suggestions 1:54

The Foundations of Graphic Design

The Role of Elements and Principles 3:11

Design Thinking and Graphic Design 7:20

Graphic Design and Industry Technology

An Introduction to Pixel Graphics (Adobe Photoshop) 3:01

An Introduction to Vector Graphics (Adobe Illustrator) 1:48

Modifications for Tech Limited Programs 3:29

Graphic Design Lesson Planning

The Lesson Planning Process 2:22

Sequencing for Success 6:07

Graphic Design Projects

Uprooting Routine 3:56

Tear and Repair 2:27

Critiquing and Presenting Work

Feedback and Revisions 4:59

Presenting Finished Work 1:56

Conclusion

Conclusion 0:42

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Exploring Visual Communication Through Graphic Design

2 PD Hours

  • 1 Investigate ways to help your students identify and capitalize on their individual aesthetic preferences.

  • 2 Gain visual communication project ideas that incorporate both hands-on art making and technology.

  • 3 Explore ways to honor your students’ work by displaying and critiquing completed visual communications projects.

Traditional graphic design courses often focus on typography, as well as the elements and principles of design. This PRO Learning Pack goes further to share how a focus on visual communications can help honor your students’ individual aesthetics while helping them develop and hone their design skills. Join Janani Nathan as she shares some visual communications basics and demonstrates how to design dynamic and engaging visual communication projects for your high school art students.


Connected Professional Art Educator Competencies

CURRICULUM
Methods/Approaches
1.6 Utilizes knowledge of a variety of art ed methods in planning of content

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
Engagement
3.1 Effectively paces lessons to facilitate student learning

Technology
3.8 Supplements instructional strategies with technology when appropriate
3.9 Exhibits knowledge of online and digital instructional resources

Janani Nathan

Janani Nathan

High School Art Teacher and Pro Facilitator

Janani is an art educator for a high school in Chicago as well as for a free community arts center for young people. She teaches to provide students with the resources, agency, and trust to think and create critically responding to their surroundings through drawing and painting, sculpture, and graphic design.

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Resources

https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2DesignLayout.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2Typography.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2StrategiesForTeachingGraphicDesign.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2MoodBoard1.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2MoodBoard2.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2MoodBoard3.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2GraphicDesignProjLowNoTechBudget.pdf
https://artofed-uploads.nyc3.digitaloceanspaces.com/2019/07/51.2ImproveTheGraphicDesign.pdf

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