Intro to Graphic Design Workshop ONLINE




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From the design process to color theory and typography, students will learn the fundamentals of graphic design, using various photo editing software and project-based learning. Students will learn how to recreate professional media and advertisements, as well as create their own designs. During the course of the week, students will work on a variety of mini-projects to build the necessary skills to design and develop a final project piece that allows them to use their creativity and unique perspective. 

You might also be interested in our JumpstART Advanced Portfolio Prep Online, July 12 – 16, 2021.


New STEAM Curriculum: Students will explore the artistic process with a STEAM approach and seek creative solutions alongside other students their age. Through guided projects and peer feedback, students will have the opportunity to interact with other artists and share their interests in all things digital illustration!


Ages:  13 – 18
Dates:  July 19 – 23, 2021 (M-F)
Times:  10:00 am – 2:30 pm EST
Tuition:  $340
Location:  Online (Details provided in Welcome Letter)


Daily Schedule

10:00 am – 11:30 am
——Online Welcome and Activity Session 1
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
——Individual Studio Time and Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
——Online Re-group and Activity Session 2



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Instructor: Casey Shannon

Art Educator at Fairfax County, VA
Read about Mr. Shannon

Casey Shannon studied Graphic Design and Art History at Seton Hill University and received a master’s degree in Art Education from George Mason University. Mr. Shannon’s first teaching job in FCPS was as a Project-Based Learning teacher at Rose Hill Elementary School. There he learned to create engaging lessons that challenged students to solve complex problems by planning, collaborating, and revising their ideas. Now as a photography and digital art teacher at Hayfield Secondary, Mr. Shannon’s teaching philosophy revolves around the same tenants. As a multi-disciplined artist in his own right, Mr. Shannon understands the importance of becoming a “whole-brain thinker”, and believes engaging in art is a fantastic way for everyone to learn and grow.

Justin Sutters, Art Lessons
Director: Justin Sutters, Ph.D.
Mason School of Art Professor
Read about Dr. Sutters

Dr. Sutters was a K-12 art educator in an urban school district for seven years and also taught for two years in São Paulo, Brazil. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, attained his doctorate degree from the Ohio State University receiving national recognition for his dissertation. Since he has been an Assistant Professor and currently is the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Art Education at George Mason University. He has presented his research at the state, national and international levels and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He currently is the Chair of the Professional Learning through Research (PLR) working group of the National Art Education Association’s Research Commission, the NAEA Higher Education Representative for the Southeastern Division, on the review board of Art Education and Visual Arts Research (VAR) and has been a contributing member of the Data Visualization Working Group. His research focuses on pre-service practices, teacher licensure, national demography data, comparative studies/Brazilian studies, and theories pertaining to space and place. His studio practice and background is primarily in the 2-D realm including printmaking, drawing, and watercolor.




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