Canva workshop

29/11/2021 – The course has been terminated.

1 Description

The course is about vector graphics. You will learn how to create graphics designs which can be used in advertisement, propagation, on Facebook and on Instagram and to help you with school chores.

These include: postcards, worksheets, CVs, posters and flyers, business cards, logos, info graphics, certificates and many more.

At the beginning we have a discussion why you sign up, what you expect to learn and what is the best way to learn for you.

It is followed by introduction to graphics (vector vs pixel)

Then you learn about design rules and design theory like a golden ratio and shapes, what colours mean and how to combine them and about typography (fonts).

The next part is about how to use which is a web application which we use in the workshop as a software to draw/create design.

Afterwards each weekly class is project-based. You learn how to create one design each week and basic guidelines are introduced to you. The guidelines are rules which are used to create eye-pleasing graphic designs.

You learn about how to prepare designed work to be printed properly.

You get a homework each week to practice.

The workshop is supplemented with a textbook.

2 Organization and duration

Start date: 27th October 2021 (Week 43),

End date: 23rd March 2022 (Week 12),

Number of classes: 18× 90 minutes,

Number of students in a classroom: 8,

Holiday gap: 20th December 2021 until 14th January 2022,

Beginning after Christmas: 17th January 2022 (Week 3)

The course takes place on Wednesday from 17:00 till 18:30. See the timetable for the exact time of the class.

3 Requirements

  1. Speak basic English so that you can receive instructions (A2-B1 level minimum).
  2. Know how to use a computer.
  3. Have you own laptop (If you don’t have a computer write to me, we have four computers which can be lent to students.)

4 Rules of attendance

The class starts at 17:00 exactly. Come 10 minutes earlier to be prepared.