Intro to (Analog) Graphic Design: Japanese Design, Contemporary Collage, and More
While looking at the work of Japanese graphic designers past and present for inspiration, students will explore the principles of design through traditional collage methods to create dynamic and playful original pieces. This hands-on process of cutting, reordering, and composing elements is an analog approach to design. We will look at the colorful poster work of Japanese graphic design pioneers as well as more contemporary collage/design examples by both Japanese and non-Japanese artists. Students will also look into logos and fonts, and finally create a final design project showcasing their unique artistic styles.
Class 1- Discuss the principles of design (Contrast, Emphasis, Pattern, Repetition, Movement, Space , Balance) and create collage pieces exploring these principles. Discuss elements of Japanese aesthetics as inspiration for creating small compositions.
Class 2- Review Japanese symbols and crests from the past, as well as contemporary logo designs, and create circular graphic logos. Compare examples of fonts and handwriting used in designs to inform our own lettering styles.
Class 3- Create one final design piece – a poster, an album cover, a book cover to showcase our artistic styles.
Tuition includes art supplies. Curbside pickup of art kits at Kala or art kits shipped to you for an additional fee. Additional fees depend on location and the lead-time before the session begins. Please visit Kala’s Curbside Pickup and Shipping Info.
Schedule: Saturdays, 1-3pm (2hrs)
Session Dates: December 5, 12, 19
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Member Price $162
Grades 7-12 +
- Tuition: $180
- Location: Online
- Instructor: Erina Davidson
- 3 Classes
- Saturday, December 5, 2020 — December 19, 2020
- 1:00 PM — 3:00 PM PDT
- Materials fee included with tuition