As part of our Adult Summer Art Program, the Graphic Design department offers these workshops through Summer 2012:
• Computer Graphics •
Fundamentals of Graphic Design Fee: $195.00 Instructor: Phil Laskowski une 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 (Wednesdays) No class July 4 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Get a basic introduction to the field of Advertising and Graphic Design. Logo design, brochures and web design, etc. will be discussed. You will learn about the tools used in graphic design and use the Mac to create projects. This workshop is helpful if you plan on a career in Commercial Art/Graphic Design. Some prior computer knowledge is helpful. Bring a high-capacity USB Drive (4GB or 8GB).
Creative Digital Photography Fee: $195.00
Instructor: Phil Laskowski June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 (Wednesdays) No class July 4 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This is not a technical course. Instead, you will focus on using your digital camera in unique and creative assignments. This will give you the opportunity to challenge your creativity with your camera. It is not necessary to have a top line digital camera, you do need to be able to download your images. Some Photoshop experience is necessary.
Intro to Photoshop Fee: $195.00
Instructor: Phil Laskowski June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8 (Wednesdays) No class July 4 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Designed to teach the basic techniques of Adobe Photoshop with discussions and hands-on step-by step projects. The students will cover the most important features of Photoshop as they relate to creating imagery for use in Graphic Design, Illustration and Web.
GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKSHOP SERIES Fee: $160.00 $25 per individual class
The duCret School of Art is proud to present our Graphic Design Workshop series for 2012. Through discussions and hands-on exercises, these workshops are designed as an introduction for high school and college students who are planning a career in the graphic arts or and adults looking to enhance their professional direction. You have the option of taking each class individually or the series as a whole, which would give you a better feel for the overall path of a graphic designer. Some experience with the Mac platform is helpful but not necessary. Classes run Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm & Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and are as follows:
Week 1 – What is Graphic Design?
Instructor: Phil Laskowski July 5 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm July 7 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
This class introduces the individual to what Graphic Design is in today’s market. From printed literature to packaging to multimedia and the web, it is all based in some form of Graphic Design. A discussion will introduce the students in what to expect for the following weeks.
Week 2 – Type and Typography
Instructor: Phil Laskowski July 12 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm July 14 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Proper typography is a crucial element to any design. Students will be instructed in the use of various typefaces, how to give their text treatments more impact and do a hands-on project working with only type.
Week 3 – Understanding Adobe Photoshop
Instructor: Kevin Sadler July 19 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm July 21 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The industry standard for photo manipulation and enhancement, Photoshop is the “go-to” program for prepping images for print and web. Students will be instructed in how to use the program’s tools to create and modify press-ready images.
Week 4 – What Do I Use Adobe Illustrator For?
Instructor: Kevin Sadler July 26 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm July 28 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
There are many facets to what Illustrator can do and what it can be used for. In this class the students will use Illustrator to properly create a sample logo and a simple graphic and learn what else the program offers.
Week 5 – Page Layout: Using InDesign & QuarkXPress
Instructor: Phil Laskowski August 2 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm August 4 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
To create a business card, a sales flier or a multi-page booklet you’re going to need to build it in a page layout program. Adobe’s InDesign and QuarkXPress are the typical programs to use. Utilizing materials created from previous week’s workshops, students will create a sample sales flier and advertisement.
Week 6 – What Is Acrobat and How Do I Print?
Instructor: Kevin Sadler August 9 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm August 11 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Now that you have your pieces created, what to do with them? Picking up from week 5, this class will instruct you what the next step is to distributing the files you’ve created. Learn the key elements to delivering problem free documents.
Week 7 – How Do I Get On The Web?
Instructor: Lauren Rabinowitz August 16 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm August 18 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Now that you’ve tackled the print world, going live on the Web is the next logical step. Students would get a basic overview of how to prep images for the internet and what’s involved in constructing a simple website.
Week 8 – Easy Animation 1-2-3
Instructor: Lauren Rabinowitz August 23 (Th) 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm August 25 (Sat) 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tasteful animation is always a plus to call attention to your Web site. This class will give the students an introduction on how to create a simple animation without getting involved with complex animation programs.
To Register: download workshop application form and mail form and fees to: duCret School of Art – 1030 Central Ave., Plainfield NJ 07060, or call in your registration with a credit card (908) 757-7171 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (908) 757-7171 end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or walk in between 9 – 4pm, Mon – Fri. • www.ducretarstistpipeline.blogspot.com