Digital Art & Graphic Design

This course is not available to Williamsburg Academy of Colorado students.

Why This Class

Is your student a natural artist? Have you watched their skills progress over the years and wondered where they might lead? In today’s world, your student’s artistic ability could open the doorway to a range of digital art careers—from video games to movies to advertising. This course helps your student explore those possibilities.

Students in this self-paced course learn how to create and edit digital images using basic Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator tools. Students alter or enhance old and new photos, combine multiple images into one, and learn to identify raw vs. Photoshop-altered images. They explore typeface, logo, and icon creation for commercial and everyday use, and learn the importance of visual patterns. Along the way, they exchange peer feedback, receive mentor guidance, and develop a digital portfolio.

Students emerge from this course with experience in creating, modifying, and publishing digital images and art online. They have new artistic avenues to explore as they consider their future career paths.

Overarching Questions

How do I transfer my artistic skills to the digital world?

How can I use Adobe software to create and edit digital images?

How do I improve and touch up photos by adjusting brightness, contrast, color, and saturation?

How can I create a well-rounded portfolio of artistic, realistic, and creative digital images?

Required Materials

Adobe CC Photoshop (Review this Adobe site for specific hardware and operating system requirements for Photoshop)

Adobe CC Illustrator (Review this Adobe site for specific hardware and operating system requirements for Illustrator)

Personal computer or laptop

This course will not work on a Chromebook. 

Course Details

Recommended Grade: 9th (Freshman) – 12th (Senior)

Prerequisites: None

Estimated Weekly Hours: 5

Format: Self-paced

Credits: 0.5

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Please note that program and course descriptions, as well as reading and materials lists, are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Book and materials lists for the upcoming school year are published in SIS mid to late June. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools.