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CV Teen Enrichment

April 17 - May 22

Three classes in one day - take one, two, or all three!

9:30 - 10:30 Should & Must 10:45 - 11:45 Design Basics 12:30 - 1:30 Design Technology

$138 per class for six weeks

Wednesdays, 9:30 - 10:30

April 17 - May 22

$138 for six weeks

Based on Elle Luna's viral Medium post and book, The Crossroads of Should and Must, this course touches on critical life skills while exploring inherent passions and talents, unique to each individual student.

This course focuses 30% on Should, and 70% on discovery of Must. The Should in life is composed out of necessitation; based on survival needs and societal or familial expectations of us. In this portion of the course students will learn life skills such as work ethic, preparing for a job interview, understanding how interest rates work and comprehending income taxes. These lessons will be adjusted for comprehension by students’ age level.

The Must in life is made up of instincts, cravings, and longings. Those skills and hobbies and passions that are inherent in us, and often take a lifetime to recognize and pursue. This portion of the course will be dedicated to encouraging students' self-exploration; discovering their Musts through trial-and-error, and helping them come to see life and play as an integral part in how they seek fulfillment in their future.

Wednesdays, 10:45 - 11:45

April 17 - May 22

$138 for six weeks

Breakout courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Adobe XD are available so your student will use to learn the proper tools for specific tasks. We discuss pros and cons of competing/up-and-rising programs such as Sketch and Invision.

  • Photoshop: Basic photo editing, clipping masks, type manipulation, filters. Explore and compare Sketch as the leading competitor in technology.

  • Illustrator: Creating vector-based artwork for custom illustration, screenprinting, and logo design.

  • Indesign: Multi-page documents with master pages, character and paragraph styles, and efficient workflow habits.

  • XD: Designing wireframes and interactive prototypes of websites in responsive design. Explore and compare Invision App as the leading competitor in technology.

Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30

April 17 - May 22

$138 for six weeks

Learn the fundamentals of design and begin to discern differences in designing for digital media and websites vs. print work laying a foundation for critical design thinking.

Touching on different design principles each week:

  1. Color Theory: How colors invoke feelings, understanding relationships between colors on the color wheel, understanding CMYK and RGB.

  2. Typography: Basic typography terms from serif, to sans-serif, identifying fonts with online resources, guiding best practices for mixing fonts.

  3. Grid Systems: Discovering grid systems in magazines, books, and websites. Learning the value and how and when they may be broken.

  4. Print Production: Preparing a file for print with proper settings, including bleed and margins. Learning basic print terminology. Understanding Digital vs. Offset printing techniques.

  5. User Experience Design: Exploring the wireframing step of web design; applying critical thinking in how users interact with a website or phone app.

  6. Responsive Design: Analyzing how websites look different from Phone, to Tablet, to Desktop, and learning how to modify design for the different views.

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