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Location: Rocklin

Day & Time: Thursday, 12:30-1:40

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Jon Alston, aka Master Jon



Art is wonderful, but often it’s difficult to know what exactly to do with those talents, skills, and creativity. That’s where graphic design comes in. This is a class where everything your student has learned about art can find practical, real-world applications!


Throughout the year, we will dive deep into what graphic design is, and how it is used everywhere in our world. From the internet to books to music to advertisements, students learn how art and math come together to create visually stunning displays that make our society functions smoother. We will explore a plethora of projects and topics, among which will be: business logo design, book layouts and covers, typography, and game and web design.


No computers will be required, but students are more than welcome to use whatever tools they have at their disposal. All work we do in class or assigned at home can be completed by hand with pencil/pen and paper. We will focus on the designer’s eye, rather than on technology (although we will discuss various digital tools available).


Required materials:

  • notebook with lines pages (provided)
  • sketch book of their choosing (not provided)
  • preferred tools for writing/drawing (not provided)


***Notebook and sketchbook must be brought to class every week, as we will rely heavily on the work done created during class at at home***


All classes are full-year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Graphic Design

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