Graphic design inspired by the architecture of Glasgow

This project will develop students' knowledge and understanding of graphic design. Learners will photograph and sketch the architecture of the Clyde waterfront or work from photographs if a visit is not possible. They will then apply this knowledge in a real life context by working as graphic designers, developing designs for an invitation for The Lighthouse, using a variety of traditional media. They will create inventive collages using textured papers and photocopies of their initial drawings in fineliner pen and charcoal. Learners will develop their drawings and ideas into graphic designs, using Photoshop to change colours and add in lettering. They will then present their ideas as a finished product to the commercial company.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. the design process, working to constraints of a design brief for a specific client, use of visual elements 
• Pupils learn how to use various materials and techniques e.g. drawing and painting materials in initial investigation stages, computer skills in Photoshop or similar computer package 
• Enterprise skills enhanced (CfE) - confidence in applying self to task and achieving outcomes, effective communication and contribution to achieve, independent learning as well as working with others
• Develop employability skills: application of knowledge in a real situation by being able to follow a brief, by being in competition with others and by presenting finished product to a selected panel (presenting their finished design also relates to selling oneself in an interview situation) 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE 

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports 5-14 Art & Design studies, students will work with the visual elements: line, shape, texture, pattern and colour 
• Students will explore the subject of graphic design in more depth, considering layout, lettering, use of colour, and the whole design process, and will discover how design is relevant to work and life. They will see how this subject knowledge is put into practice in a real situation and understand how a graphic designer works

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