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Photoshop 101

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Fall Semester - CLOSED
Spring Semester, Mondays @ 12:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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This introduction to Photoshop class will give students a foundational knowledge of tools that can be used to pursue graphic design, photo manipulation, print design, and a myriad of other projects. Incorporating fine art principles with technological execution will give students a variety of solid skills in basic design procedure that will be a launching pad for a diverse portfolio of work. Students can expect to submit projects in multiple steps from basic mockups to a final polished product. This class is intended to give students a broad overview of this powerful industry standard software. By the end of class they should have mastered the basic layout and functions of Photoshop and begun to incorporate workflow habits that are essential to efficient and effective design.

Projects include removing backgrounds, cloning objects, blemish removal, teeth whitening, church poster, animal pictures using shapes, healing brush tools and so much more!

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.


Illustrator 101

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Group 1: CLOSED
Group 2: Spring Semester, Tuesdays @ 12:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Enjoy drawing? Bring your art skills to a new medium creating scalable vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator. This hands-on class will give students comprehensive knowledge of this powerful industry-standard software while exploring elements of design and composition. Students will dabble in commercial graphic design creating a logo and laying out typography as well as create a variety of digital fine art drawings. Students will submit projects in multiple stages, from draft to final, enhancing their work through positive peer & instructor critiques.

Projects include newspaper covers, caricatures, animal drawings using shapes, animal logos, church posters and so much more!

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.


Photoshop 201

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Spring Semester, Wednesdays @ 12:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: Photoshop 101
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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In Photoshop 201, we take what we learned in Photoshop 101, learn some more neat features, and put it to work creating some really cool finished pieces. The students learn more about editing pictures through channels and how typography can really affect finished pieces.

Projects include magazine covers, double exposure pictures, business cards and letterhead, GIF’s. Caricatures, posters and so much more.

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.


Adobe Muse 101

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time:
Spring Semester, Thursdays @ 12:00 PM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Create and publish professional websites that look great on desktop and mobile browsers, using a free-form canvas and layout tools, without writing any code.

During the course of the class, students will design and build their own website that they can upload and use for any use they want.

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.


InDesign 101

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Group 1: CLOSED
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: None
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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The industry-leading page design and layout toolset lets you work across desktop and mobile devices to create, preflight, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, iPad apps, eBooks, and interactive online documents.

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.


Graphic Design 101

Instructor: Mr. Chris Johnson
Email: chrisjohnson@excelsiorclasses.com
Time: Spring Semester, Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM ET
(90 minutes – see School Calendar on FAQ)
Ages: 8th-12th Grade
Min/Max#: 5/25
Prerequisites: Either Photoshop 101, Illustrator 101, or InDesign 101; must have taken one of those classes.
Homework Load: Normal
Suggested Credit: .5
Tuition: $275
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Students will be introduced to the world of graphic design by learning in more detail topics like typography, color theory, project planning, and layouts. All of these topics are key when it comes to designing pieces of graphic design. They will use Photoshop, Illustrator, and inDesign to bring various projects together.

Projects include print items like business cards, flyers, menus, letterhead, and brochures.

Course description and class content developed by Chris Johnson for exclusive use with Excelsior Classes.

Required Supplies:

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. $19.99 a month for students.

How to Register

To register for a class, you will click on the Register button. Fill out the registration form that pops up. You will fill out one form per student. Upon receipt of your form, the registrar will send you an invoice payable by PayPal for the registration fee. If you are registering more than one student, the registrar will collate all the forms, and send you only one invoice for the entire family. Once you have paid the yearly (school year) registration fee for the student(s), the registrar will confirm your seat in the class(es) and forward your information to the teacher(s). Teachers will invoice parents separately from the registration fee and will require 25% deposit to hold the seat. All tuition must be paid in full to teachers by August 1 (for fall semester and full-year courses) or December 15 (for spring semester only) in order for the seat to be complete and for the student to be placed into the virtual classroom. If registering after August 1 (for fall semester and full-year courses) or December 15 (for spring semester only), please speak with teacher about payment options. For questions regarding registration, email registration@excelsiorclasses.com.

 


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