Introduction to Graphic Design

This course introduces the principles of two-dimensional design in the context of graphic design. Please note that this is not a computer class but rather a course in which you will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to graphic design as you develop your conceptual process, design skills and presentation techniques. Students will use a variety of graphic methods to communicate ideas with images, typography, narrative illustration, and decoration. As they review the basic concepts and vocabulary of design, students learn how to critique and discuss visual work. The emphasis throughout is on exploring design through the dynamics of form, letterform and typographic elements, and graphic design as a communication tool. Please bring a sketch pad/note book, coloured markers or pencils, glue sticks, scissors and/or utility knife to the first class. Class limit is 15.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: January 16 2018

Course Code: ESDS-0121   [Register Now]

Instructor: Robert Williams

Site: P205, 1107 Marginal Road

Date / Time:   Jan 23 - Mar 06, T 6:30pm-9:00pm 18/01/23 for 7wks   (7 sessions)

Tuition: $ 250 + HST

NEW Introduction to Hand Lettering

Learn the basics of hand lettering in this introductory course that will guide you through everything you need to know in order to transform your alphabet into artwork. You’ll leave this course feeling confident in your unique ability to handwrite your favourite quotes as beautifully lettered pieces, in a variety of styles. Please note: This course focuses on traditional pencil/pen-to-paper, no digital.

Registration and withdrawal deadline: January 17 2018

Course Code: ESDS-0134   [Register Now]

Instructor: Kristen De Palma

Site: P205, 1107 Marginal Road

Date / Time:   Jan 24 - Feb 28, W 6:30pm-9:30pm 18/01/24 for 6wks   (6 sessions)

Tuition: $ 215 + HST

NEW Character Design Throwdown!

A class directed toward beginners to help flesh out your illustration skills to create more robust character designs for your project or sketchbook! Focusing on traditional application on paper, learn everything from how to create a character to exercises to help generate new designs and tons of techniques, tips and tricks to help you stay creative and crafty along the way. We'll cover an array of exercises and applications that will make all of your characters jump right off your concept pages! Turn your characters into beautiful illustrations or learn how to gear a design for animation - if you're into character design and want more info than you can handle, then this is the course for you!

Registration and withdrawal deadline: January 18 2018

Course Code: ESDS-0135   [Register Now]

Instructor: Justin Lee

Site: P208, 1107 Marginal Road

Date / Time:   Jan 25 - Mar 08, Th 6:30pm-9:30pm 18/01/25 for 7wks   (7 sessions)

Tuition: $ 250 + HST

Contact us:
T 902 494-8185

Mailing Address:
5163 Duke Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 3J6

Office Address:
5163 Duke Street
4th Floor, Student Accounts
Halifax, NS

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4pm