I recently took a teaching gig for the Kids off the Block program, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by Diane Latiker which focuses on ‘at-risk’ youth in Chicago’s south side. My aim is to teach a small group of boys the essentials of graphic design, with a focus on printing.
My basic curriculum goes as follows.
Editing and Creating Raster Images with GIMP
- Layer Order
- Exporting to Image Formats
- Importing different formats
Creating and editing Vector Images with InkScape
- Fill and Stroke
- Raster Tracing
- Automatic and Manual
- Exporting to Vector and Raster
Some of the basic deliverables
- Album Covers