SJ SUMMER PROGRAM CATEGORY: Arts
COURSE NAME: Intro to Graphic Design
AGE GROUP: Middle School and High School
Over the course of the week, students will learn the basics of Graphic Design - not only through the use of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign & Photoshop) but also the thoughts and planning to consider ahead of beginning a graphic project or assignment. Instruction will include the basics of the communications mindset, project set-up, exploration of common design tools, best practices in communicating through design - with a culminating final project for students to present at the week’s end.
At the end of the course, students will leave comfortable with the basics of design programs and be prepared to continue to practice and execute any desired design project from home - invitations, flyers, stickers, postcards, business cards, or any other print or digital design of their choosing!
COURSE LENGTH: One Week
Session 1 (max 20 students): July 13 - July 17. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM
Session 2 (max 20 students): July 20 - July 24. Weekdays from 9 AM - 12 PM
Hi! My name is Liz Withers - I am the Director of Communications at Saint John's High School. Having received a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Journalism, and a Master's in Marketing, my career in the communication field, coupled with my creativity, quickly led me to the art of promoting messages through graphic design. As a self-taught designer, I have honed the craft over the past ten years - now fluent in the creation of all types of graphic design materials for both professional or personal use.
Currently, in my role as Director of Communications at Saint John's High School, I am able to not only help shape and craft the desired messaging for the school - whether it be for events, admissions, advancement solicitations, magazines, etc. - AND work to support those messages through graphic design!
At home, I enjoy graphic designing for my family and friends and have become the go-to designer for birthday, wedding, and shower invitations, greeting cards, and much more.
Graphic design is a tremendous skill to have in your back pocket and I very much look forward to sharing this creative outlet with boys and girls throughout the region!