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This class is self-paced. All of the videos, pdf notes, and lessons will be available upon purchase of this class in zip format
The class has 2 lessons and 7 videos
Download the syllabus for this course here Chalkboard Art Syllabus
This class is filmed in Illustrator CS6. It is ideal for CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, and Cloud.
Chalkboard Art is an Illustrator-based class teaching you how to create a chalkboard “look” through the computer. Projects show how to manipulate type, use effects, embed type, and more! Projects include a 16 inch x 20 inch poster/canvas art and a 5 inch x 7 inch birthday invitation. Both projects show you how to manipulate type to create your own creations!
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This class implements my favorite way of teaching: practical approaches with design theory incorporated. While we design together, I teach the technical information you need to create along with the reasoning (design theory) for doing what I do. Through this method, you are able to reflect on your own designwork and create based on practical, technical, and theoretical knowledge.
My hope is that you take the information from a course like this and apply it to your designs in other styles other than the chalkboard style shown in class.
I recommend Illustrator Basics 1 before starting this class.
There are two lessons. First, we create a 5 inch x 7 inch invitation to a birthday party. Second, we create a 16 inch x 20 inch poster. This will help you develop an eye for size. A list of free fonts as well as fonts your can purchased are provided in this class.
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Once you have purchased this course, you will receive a link to a zip download to all the coursework.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Carina Gardner has a Ph.D. in Design from the University of Minnesota. She also taught at the University of Minnesota Typography, Introduction to Graphic Design, Packaging Design, and Design Theory. Carina owns Carina Gardner, Inc, her design firm, and MiniLou, a kids toy company. She is the Creative Director of Carta Bella Paper Company. Carina also designs scrapbooking, home décor, fabric, diecutting, and digital scrapbooking products.