Graphic Design

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90 minutes / weekly session

Students can learn the fundamentals of illustration, photography, animation, videography, website design, 3D character design, and how to present their art professionally through the use of digital imaging tools. Students do not need to be good at drawing, but will learn to use their unique creative abilities in collaboration with peers to communicate powerfully through visuals.

Shaun D. McMillan

Mr. Shaun D. McMillan is a professional animator, illustrator, web & graphic designer, and game designer! These days he takes joy in designing fun experiences for the classroom, which is what lead him to develop such games as ALLIANCE, the political science megagame for students. Always learning new approaches to education, he is utilizing project based learning, design thinking, and learning through play to help students develop their unique creative potential in collaboration with a team of peers. Simply search his name to find his artwork and collaborative projects all over the internet.

Key Features
Extremely collaborative projects
Will help students discover their own unique creative abilities
Students do not need to be able to draw, but will learn how to communicate and think visually
Teaches a broad range of technical computer skills as well as hands on craftsmanship projects
Sketch Journaling - Learn to draw your notes using symbols and the power of thinking visually week 1
Principles of Design - The underlying principles of making your photography, illustrations, and designs communicate. week 2
Logo Design Project - Design and present a symbol to represent a concept, client, or product idea. 1 ~ 2 week project
Typography - The art of typeface & fonts 1 week
Photography, lighting, photoshop editing, and media manipulation. ongoing
Design Thinking - How Businesses & Innovative thinkers are using the design process to solve real world problems
The Social Interaction Project - Use Design Thinking to design an interactive experience for your community 2 ~ 3 weeks
Visual Storytelling (Literature Movie Poster Project) - How to design cinematic experiences through film, comics, photography, and/or illustrations 1 ~ 2 weeks
Origami, 3D printing, Recreational Math, & Game Theory. Learn how nature is revealed through simple structures 2 weeks
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About Techno Chaos

As a physical makerspace for 5 years we've hosted projects involving 3D printing, robotics, Internet of Things(IoT), Arduino, Raspberry Pi, programming, Minecraft, etc.  Over the last two years, we have seen the interest grow in schools, libraries and other community organizations to create their own makerspace education programs.   Instead of continuing to grow our own community, we will be starting the next chapter in our journey to inspire making and project-based learning by focusing on providing services to schools, libraries and other communities.  Some of these services will be Makerspace and Robotics Starter Programs.  We look forward to being a partner with you and your organization to continue the journey!