Graphic Arts

Anchor Bays Graphics Class is full of fun and interesting things to do. You learn how to make Posters, mouse pads, CD covers and labels, advertisements for magazines and newspapers, and many, many other printer products. We have state of the art Apple iMac computers outfitted with the latest version of Adobe Creative Suite - which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design and many other neat programs. We have full color and large format printers, as well as bindery equipment.

The class is run as a “hands on” experience with the students taking each project from concept to completion. It’s a unique and fun way to learn new things. Some of their work was seen at this year's North American International Auto Show in Detroit as well as other local competitions.

It is open to all students and all grade levels and can be taken as an Intro for one semester and then year long for the Graphics I, II and III. It is available as a 2 hour block for Graphics II & III also.

Graphic Arts

The term graphics relates to visual and the term communication refers to the exchange of information in any form. These classes are designed for ALL students who are interested in learning how to design and then create. Students will use words, pictures, photographs, and a combination of these items to design and produce various projects.

Examples Include:

  • Magazine and newspaper advertisements
  • Posters
  • CD Covers
  • Flyers
  • Business Forms

Although computers will be used for a majority of these projects, previous computer experience and artistic ability is NOT a must. Students will learn by doing. Projects are designed to build hands on skills. Advanced students may qualify to receive a job through out Internship Program their senior year.

Intro to Graphic

Students will learn by doing in this class. The students will learn about graphics and printing and the steps it takes to produce a job. They gain some computer knowledge and advertising techniques designing and creating magazine ads. They'll use InDesign and be introduced to Photoshop. They produce a set of memo pads and business cards to keep as well as a couple other computer projects. The students will have access to the entire graphic class and the equipment to complete the assignment. Safety and quality will be constantly stressed.

Graphic I's

This course is designed to use the student's creativity and increase skill levels through different projects and apply it to real life scenarios. They will continue work in InDesign and Photoshop. They will also be introduced to Illustrator. Students will design and produce ads, posters, CD covers, and many other projects. The students will also be introduced to full color printing. Quality ad safety is stressed. Students will also be starting to create a portfolio of their work and be entering local craftsmanship contests.

Graphics II's

This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing graphics arts/visual arts field. They will continue work in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. They will be introduced to animation in Photoshop. Students will be working on projects in electronic publishing including posters, logo design, product and packaging, advertising campaigns, one color printing, flat color printing and production printing. They will continue to build on skills for applying their work in real life scenarios. Students will be adding to their portfolio. Quality and safety is stressed. Students will be entering local craftsmanship contests.

Graphic III's

This course is designed to prepare students for careers in the rapidly growing graphics arts/visual arts field. They will continue work in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. They will be introduced to animation Photoshop. They will continue to build on skills for applying their work in real life scenarios .Students will be working on projects in electronic publishing including posters, logo design, product and packaging, advertising campaigns, and make shore commercials. Students will be adding to their portfolio. Quality and safety is stressed. Students will be entering local craftsmanship contests.