Four Rivers Career Center offers many classes, and Graphic Arts and Communications is a class there. Down below are the thoughts and quotes from kids in this class at Votech. The students were asked some questions, like how they are enjoying graphics, if they could describe what it is for people who don’t know, and what materials they use.
This class is taught by Mr. Jeff Marqaurt. He has assigned many of the projects, one of which is tracing an outline of something he has put on a hard-drive and sent to his students. The students then had to transfer it to their desktops and trace it using the tools in Adobe Illustrator.
Washington High School senior Elixis Sankey said, “I personally love graphics. I think that it is absolutely amazing. Graphics is not your typical art class- you focus more on advertisement. The tools you will use are a screen press to press shirts and vinyl which is like a big sticker.”
Junior from Union High School Mary Bequette said, “I love graphics and the people there are great. Graphics is a class where we learn about design and make things such as logos, T-shirt designs, posters, and other types of prints. We can use computers, Adobe programs, different types of paper vinyl, paint, and other media.”
Senior from Washington High School Joette Brinker said, “It's a class that teaches design skills in a way that is similar to a workplace environment. After learning about the classroom and several design principles, students are given assignments that are sometimes either an actual work order or something assigned by the teacher.”
She continued: “The graphics class is a hands-on environment, which makes learning all the more valuable. We use the Adobe Suite software to digitally create designs/graphics, the screen printer to print the designs onto T-shirts, the printer is used to print stuff on paper, and many others. There are a lot of different machines that are available for student projects or work orders, but the ones described are the most used.”
The graphics students seem to be enjoying the class so far. If you’re interested in taking Graphic Arts and Communications, speak to Mr. Doug Peirick about enrolling in Four Rivers Career Center.