Graphic Design and Illustration is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of space, type (font and text, written or digital), images (drawings and designs), and color.

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Course Description

Graphic Design and Illustration is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of space, type (font and text, written or digital), images (drawings and designs), and color.   Students participating in this course will learn the essential steps necessary in order to convey a thought, share an idea, or tell a story with either 'stand alone' pieces of art (graphic design) and/or through a combination of art and words called 'sequential art' pieces. Educators can apply this course to many different assignments and throughout many different subjects.

Course Curriculum

    • Unit ONE, Section ONE: Writing with Pictures Details 00:40:00
    • Unit TWO, Section ONE: Selecting Your Path Details 00:40:00
    • Unit THREE, Section ONE: Selecting Your Medium Details 00:40:00
    • Unit FOUR, Section ONE: Building Your Script Details 00:40:00
    • From Script to Storyboard Details 00:55:00
    • Composition and Space Details 00:55:00
    • Character Design and Development Details 00:55:00
    • Art and Communication; Now It’s Your Turn! Details 00:55:00
    • Managing Your Project Details 00:15:00
    • Time Management Details 00:28:00
    • Managing Your Materials Details 00:45:00
    • Managing Your Materials Part 2 Details 00:30:00
    • From Production to Preservation Details 00:22:00
    • From Preservation to Display Details 00:40:00
    • From Display to Promotion Details 00:30:00
    • From Promotion to a Business Details 00:00:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Claire CantrillMay 4, 2018 at 9:10 am


    I really liked this course because we got to do our own projects and it felt really good to accomplish something that was worth a lot. Chris really helped me when I was stuck on a certain part of my painting and overall it was a great project and course!!

  2. Makayla Noel ReedMay 4, 2018 at 9:07 am


    I really enjoyed taking this course having visits in the classroom and giving advice on my painting that I could do at my own pace. I also really like how it was a one on one activity that I could do this course throughout the school year.

  3. Cassady RiffeMay 4, 2018 at 9:07 am


    It was fun!

  4. Hunter BecknellMay 4, 2018 at 9:07 am



    The project as interesting. I´m glad that I was able to work at my own pace and make something that I was proud about.

  5. So fun!!


    It was fun to have a illustrator come into the classroom and work with us one on one

  6. 5

    this project was really enjoyable

  7. 5

    i love it

  8. lauren bowlingMay 4, 2018 at 9:04 am


    Great course!!!

  9. 5

    Really enjoyed the course!!

  10. 5

    it was good

  11. 5

    Loved it! I learned so much!!

  12. 5

    good course

  13. Madison CaudillMay 2, 2018 at 8:58 am


    I enjoyed the course

  14. Fun Project


    Loved having this extra resource to enhance my curriculum! The added bonus was having a career illustratior come into the classroom as well as having access to this course 24/7. Students could move throughout the course at their own pace, gave them a glimpse of what taking an online course involves and have face to face instruction from an talented illustrator/artist. Win, win!

  15. Great Resource!!


    This is a great resource for teachers and students! Students can increase their art skills and knowledge outside the classroom. They can focus on specific areas or take the whole course. Language Arts teachers can greatly benefit from this program as they guide students who wish to illustrate their stories.

  16. 5

    great course

  17. Megan Sheree HughesApril 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm



  18. Megan Sheree HughesApril 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm


    It was good


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