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Graphic Design Level 1 (August 29-September 2, 2022)

Graphic Design Level 1 (August 29-September 2, 2022)

Welcome to Explorer Hop! 

Graphic Design Level 1 is a fun 5 day introductory course to graphic design! We will be covering design basics such as: elements and principles of design, colour theory, typography, and more! 

My name is Kelly Wan, a graphic designer with a bachelor degree in Illustration.  I am so excited to start our Graphic Design class this week! 

For our first class, your child will need an email to log into our designing site and access to a web browser such as Google.


Please bookmark this page as daily updates will be provided here. 


When: August 29th-Sept 2th


Time: 4-5 pm (EST - Toronto)


Looking forward to our first class!



Day 1

We had a great first day of Graphic Design Class! Today we made our own Canva accounts and took some time to explore the program. We learned about the different types of design that can be found all around us. We also learned about the elements and principles of design, and had a quick quiz to jog our memory!

For homework, finish up your portfolio biography and I'll be taking a look at it tomorrow!




Day 2

We started class by reviewing our portfolio biography and went over how we could improve them. Today, we learned about colour theory, looked at different kinds of colour schemes, and talked about the emotions colours can evoke! We started on our mood-board and learned about different elements we can add to make them pop.

For homework, finish up your mood-board. Remember to keep those elements and principles of design in mind!




Day 3

Everyone had amazing mood-boards to share today! We learned a bit more about typography, fonts, and the different kinds of spacing. With our new found knowledge of typography, we began creating our own business cards. We also learned about logos, so we could add it to our business cards!

For homework, continue working on your logo and business cards.




Day 4

Today, we learned about the different types of animation, from 2D to 3D to motion graphics. We looked at examples of each animation and how they were created! We also learned about GIFs, how to create them on Canva, and how to loop them.

For homework, finish up your GIFs and any outstanding work you have because we are compiling them for our portfolios!




Day 5

Today is the last day of our Graphic Design Class! We learned about portfolios and looked at examples of different artists' and designers' websites. We talked about what to include in our portfolios like branding, colours, and fonts. To finish off, we compiled all our work into a portfolio with a title and end page. 

We shared all our portfolios and the end of class. You all had amazing work, and I hope you continue being creative!


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