Graphic Design

Teacher Name: Summer D. Gilmer
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Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $30
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: 7th-12th
Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: No
Class Time: 4th Hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: 1-2/week

Required Materials or Books:
Adobe Creative Cloud (or access to Adobe Illustrator)
Laptop Computer
A pocket folder with a design that inspires you (or design one!)
Colored Pencils

Class Description:
We will study the elements of art and principles of design and analyze them specifically through the lens of graphic design. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and use the program to complete engaging real-world projects, composing a brilliant portfolio by the end of the course.

In addition to exploring typography, form, and composition and learning Adobe Illustrator (the industry standard for graphic design) and building a stellar design portfolio, students will have opportunities to work cooperatively, speak publicly, and grow creatively in this fun course that also teaches a marketable skill.

About Summer Gilmer

Summer has an M.A. in Journalism/Public Relations and a B.A. in English with minor in Classical Civilizations (Latin and Greek Studies) both from The University of Texas at Austin. After​ ​working​ ​as​ ​an​ ​editor​ ​at​ ​a​ ​publishing​ ​company,​ ​she​ ​became a certified teacher and taught​ ​middle​ ​school English​ ​for​ ​seven​ ​years. The Gilmers are entering their 10th year of homeschooling.