• Day 1

WARMUP

Video - What is CTE

Introduce Students to the information found on the Visual Design main website. (Career Options, Bureau of Labor Statistics, & Student Websites) Main focus of program is on learning the skills of Graphic Design. Anyone can learn these skills!

Video - What is Graphic Design

LESSON

Introduction to OSX (how to open apps, create a folder, download images from internet)

WORK PERIOD

Students will download a min of 20 images related to their interests. (reinforce 'highschool appropriate' images only)

CLOSING

Soapbox Survey on Initial Program Interest

• Day 2

WARMUP

Video - Day in the Life of a Graphic Designer

Give students additional time to finish gathering images.

LESSON

Photoshop document setup lesson: how to create document, how to open images, how to use the tools, how to manipulate layers and the layers window stacking order.

WORK PERIOD

Students begin creating collage. Talk about hierarchy while students work, show exemplars.

CLOSING

How to save file, and to the correct destination folder.

• Day 3

WARMUP

Soapbox mini quiz.

LESSON

Teach students how to use the filters on images before they make a selection to bring into their collage.

WORK PERIOD

Students continue creating collage.

CLOSING

Instructor Check-In.

• Day 4

WARMUP

Soapbox survey.

LESSON

Teach students how to use the layer FX window to add drop shadows, etc.. to the layers in their collage to create depth.

WORK PERIOD

Students should be finishing collage.

CLOSING

How to send instructor files via AirDrop