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Introduction to Graphic Design

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Introduction

Introduction 0:26

Preparing to Teach Graphic Design

Software and Hardware 2:11

Adobe Alternatives 1:39

Instructional Strategies for Graphic Design Classes 1:50

Introduction to Pixel Based Design

Functionality of Photoshop 1:10

Navigating the Photoshop Workspace 2:27

Essential Photoshop Tools and Shortcuts 11:08

Introduction to Vector Based Design

Functionality of Illustrator 1:09

Navigating the Illustrator Workspace 2:15

Essential Illustrator Tools and Shortcuts 5:05

Digital File Organization

Understanding File Types 1:30

Naming and Organizing Files 3:53

Importing/Moving Files 4:46

Graphic Design Basics

Exploring the Principles of Design 1:19

Understanding the Design Thinking Process 1:47

Crafting Authentic Design Assignments 1:15

Applied Graphic Design in the Classroom

Social Media Ad Step 1 4:19

Social Media Ad Step 3 4:44

Conclusion

Conclusion 1:12

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Introduction to Graphic Design

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Compare Illustrator and Photoshop with easy-to-understand explanations.

  • 2 Gain lesson plans that scaffold skills, building students’ graphic design confidence.

  • 3 Learn practical tips for helping students keep working files organized.

Graphic design is a popular and practical way to teach applied artmaking skills and introduce students to art-related careers. Many art teachers are familiar with the elements and principles of graphic design but need help implementing the technical side of teaching this specialized content. In this PRO Pack, Rich Stachon demystifies the industry standard programs, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and demonstrates how to teach the basics within each platform.


Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
5. Engagement
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

Rich Stachon

Rich Stachon

Middle School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Rich Stachon is a middle school art teacher in Glen Ellyn, IL. He believes in providing students with a safe environment where they can confidently create by merging traditional and digital art-making techniques. Rich earned a master’s degree in education media design and technology from Full Sail University.

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Resources

https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-12DesignSoftwareAlternatives.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-UnderstandingPhotoshop.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-PhotoshopToolbox.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-UnderstandingIllustrator.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.111BasicIllustratorTools.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-8GraphicDesignFileTypes.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-DesignThinkingCycleGraphicDesign.pdf
https://uploads.theartofeducation.edu/2020/11/72.2-20IdeasForAuthenticDesignAssignments.pdf

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