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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 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 K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

CURRICULUM
2. Curriculum Approaches
A. Integrates knowledge of a variety of approaches when planning content
B. Selects printed and digital instructional resources for classroom use

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
5. Engagement
A. Develops lessons, units, and/or centers that connect with student interests and backgrounds
D. Constructs opportunities for student choice and authentic learning
E. Selects technology resources to supplement instructional strategies

STUDIO PRACTICES
7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

8. Creativity
A. Designs experiences to practice critical thinking and problem-solving skills
B. Designs instruction to allow for freedom of expression and independent thought within student work

9. Connections
C. Values how the arts connect with other disciplines and provides opportunities to experience those connections
D. Develops instruction that incorporates current issues and themes in education

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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