Graphic Design Teacher Resources
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Graphic Design Quiz
In this online quiz worksheet, students answer a set of questions about graphic design. Page has links to answers, ads and resources.
Design a Book Cover
Class members take on the role of graphic designer and craft a cover for a book they are reading. Individuals formulate a proposal outlining the images they will use to not only grab the interest of readers, but hint at the mood and content of the story also. Once the proposal has been shared and approved, class members capture images, or create their own artwork, and produce their cover. Consider extending the activity and having pupils write a brief summary of the book to include on the jacket flaps.
Fifth graders combine Fine Arts, Mathematics and Technology together to create and design a CD-ROM cover sleeve. They incorporate paint, web tools and/or graphic designs to assist them with their creations.
Logo Design Basics: School ID
Students design a new logo for their school. In this graphic design lesson, students learn the fundamentals of logo design and how to incorporate the needs of the client in design development. Students design a new school logo that incorporates the school name and mascot. After this logo is created, students are challenged to rework the logo to include a special theme.
Book Cover Design
High schoolers design book covers. In this graphic design instructional activity, students are introduced to designing book covers. High schoolers develop skills on how to promote their designs to clients. Students then create their own book covers.
Advertising for Healthy Habits
Students create ads based on provided topic. In this digital art lesson, students role play as graphic designers working on a project for a client. They research about certain health issues and prepare a public poster about it.
Making and Breaking the Grid
Students examine the grid in terms of a method of organization in our society as well as graphic design. In this "Making and Breaking the Grid" lesson, students design solutions to common problems and draw conclusions about patterns and organization in society.
4-H Line and Design Advanced Leader's Page
Incorporate 21st century graphic design skills into an advanced line and design activity worksheet. 4-H'ers will have a blast using a computer graphics program to re-create an image, unscrambling design terms and matching them with definitions, and making over a bedroom by rearranging furniture and choosing color/fabric samples. This extensive set of design activities also includes service ideas, online resources, and leadership ideas for passing along acquired skills.
Design Technology- Grow Your Own Grub
Students design a protective cover for outdoor plants. In this agricultural lesson, students use chicken wire, plastic sheeting, and empty bottles to construct a cover for lettuce leaves. Students take digital photos of their project.
Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Presenting Information
Pupils develop a business card to market them. For this developing a business card to market them lesson, students design a business card to represent them. Pupils create a logo or graphic design that is professional and catchy. Students discuss how technology influences business cards and promoting oneself.
Pick It Up!
Students investigate recycling by creating receptacles that can hold trash or recyclable items. In this graphic design lesson, students encourage their classmates to help save the environment by using a recycling receptacle they have created. Students utilize their artistic talents to create a visually interesting look for the receptacles.
Students identify the art and culture of China while increasing their dexterity in art and their skills of papermaking. Students identify and analyze the application of the elements and principles of design to the cute of paper-making and apply those skills in the form of graphic design.
Graphic Design Test
In this online computer graphic design quiz worksheet, students answer a set of twelve multiple choice questions. Page has multiple links to resources, answers, Facebook and additional quizzes.
Designing and Building Catapults
Seventh graders complete a challenge to create a catapult that projects a marble or other projectile at least one meter. While experimenting they apply the Four Question Strategy to answer the question, " How can I make one modification or change to the structure of the given catapult design to improve the launch distance?" They complete the associate lab paperwork and supporting materials.
Interplanetary Travel Guide
In groups of six, middle school space scientists create an imaginative travel brochure for attracting visitors to the planet Mars. Information must include surface features and atmospheric conditions. Although time-consuming, this is a stimulating and effective lesson plan dealing with physical characteristics of our neighboring planet.
Students write a story and use the program Kerpoof to animate the movie. In this animation lesson, students choose characters to animate. Students evaluate their animations and make the necessary changes.
Scenario Challenge: Promotional Poster for a Wildlife Documentary
Seventh graders conduct a wildlife inventory at Field's Grove. In this life science lesson, 7th graders create a poster presentation about organisms found in the area. They turn in project-planning sheets before the trip.
Students study the history of Olympic emblems. In this Olympics lesson, students examine the Olympic designs and symbols used to represent different Olympic game years. Students then collaborate to create Olympic emblems for a particular Olympic year.
Our Client Is The Cincinnat Art Museum
Students design various commercial products for the Cincinnati Art Museum using on-line sources, past designs, and creative educational software. This lesson has excellent project ideas for various student levels including: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school.
Design a Book Cover
Learners explore character, plot, setting, symbolism, and conflict for a book that they are reading. Sample book covers are provided and students apply what they have learned by designing a book cover.