Graphic Design with Mrs. Grasso

From business cards to billboards – and everything in between!” 

Graphic Design is where students learn how the relationship between words and images interact in a completed composition. 

When these two components work together, the end result could be anything from logo design, product packaging, movie posters, informational brochures, websites, and so much more! 

 At CAST, middle school students have the distinct advantage of first understanding design basics, and then applying those concepts using industry-standard design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) on our class computers.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Students will participate in daily drawing exercises, design-related discussions, and several projects that will ultimately develop the students’ portfolio. 

 

MATERIALS:

(1) Large Sketchbook
(1) Pack of sharpened or mechanical pencils (I recommend: Ticonderoga)
(1) Pack of eraser caps or Clic erasers*
(1) Pack of black pens (I recommend: Micron)*
(1) Pencil box or bag*
(1) Computer mouse*
(1) Pair of headphones*
(1) Presentation Folder (for student’s portfolio)

*Optional

 

ABOUT OUR GRAPHIC DESIGN INSTRUCTOR:

Mrs. Grasso’s interest in Graphic Design began when she was around 12 years old and she’s excited to share her expertise with students around the same age! Mrs. Grasso has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida. Having earned three Addy Awards during her 15 years of Graphic Design experience, Mrs. Grasso is here to uplift and inspire the new generation of designers here at CAST!

 

You can reach Mrs. Grasso at:
jamie.grasso@stlucieschools.org

Check out our Class Website:
Graphic Design & Yearbook with Mrs. Grasso

 

Consider supporting our class – thank you!

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”
– Milton Glaser