Thursday, January 10, 2013

Intro to Graphic Design

We are learning about the basics of graphic design in fifth hand sixth grade art classes. I am taking advantage of a wonderful resource- our on-staff sub, Ashley, is a graphic designer and is eager to share her knowledge with students. We have worked together to design a unit to introduce students to graphic design as a career and an art form. The skill and awareness that comes with this knowledge will support all of their art making.

This PBS video is a great introduction to some of the uses of graphic design.

We started our lesson by searching for examples of graphic design and identify the building blocks of design in the examples: typography, balance, grid systems, hierarchy, and layers.

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