Technology Requirements: A computer/tablet/iPad with an internet and connection and Bluetooth capabilities.
Tools & Additional Downloads:
- Access to CNC mills, vinyl cutters, and laser cutters required to “print” projects, but not required to learn.
- You will need to create an account with Canva
- You will need to download Inkscape
- You will need to create an account with Easel
- You will need to create an account with Powtoon
skill level: 2/5
Module 1: Intro to 2D Design
Learn what 2D Design is and explore the role of a designer and other careers in the industry.
Module 2: Graphic Design Part 1
Explore graphic design with Canva and identify a variety of elements and principles of design like colour and contrast.
Module 3: Graphic Design Part 2
Apply what you learned and incorporate the elements and principles of design to create a piece of original art.
Module 4: CNC Machines
Discover the overall process of how CNC machining works and create a project with Easel.
Module 5: Laser Cutting
Learn about laser cutting and the difference between cutting and etching then create a design with Inkscape.
Module 6: Vinyl Cutting
Explore how vinyl cutters work and their common uses then create your own design using Inkscape.
Module 7: Animation
Learn the different types of animation and combine design and storytelling to create an animated video.
Module 8: Final Project
Use all the elements and principles of design and everything you learned to plan and design your final project.
Module 9: Peer Feedback
Learn how to give and receive constructive feedback and reflect on your project’s feedback.
Module 10: Course Wrap Up
Reflect on your learning throughout the course and show what you know!