Join Tony Vincent for an online learning experience this summer! Tony is gathering a community of educators to explore graphic design with Google Drawings. He’s got plenty of techniques, tools, and examples to share. The class takes place in Google Classroom June 26 through August 7, 2017, and you decide when you’ll watch the six weekly videos and complete optional weekly assignments.
Immediately after registering for the class, you'll receive a link to download a PDF with instructions for joining the class in Google Classroom.
The class officially begins June 26th and ends August 7th. However, the Google Classroom is open now and will continue to be available after the class concludes. Plan to spend anywhere between 8 and 36 total hours on this class—the assignments are open-ended, so you might spend extra time designing something you will put to good use.
Is this class for you?
Do you want to jazz up your social media posts? Want to design better newsletters and flyers? Are you ready to step up your graphic design skills? Want to improve the look of your website or blog? Interested in creating interactive learning activities? Then Classy Graphics with Google Drawings is for you! Teachers, administrators, coaches, secretaries, and anyone who wants to improve their graphic design skills are invited to join.
If you're new to Google Drawings, you'll get the chance to learn and practice while completing weekly assignments. Tony won't be in the same room as you, but he will offer help through email, comments, and screencasts.
If you're a Google pro, you'll get the chance to infuse design skills and third party tools into your workflow. In fact, participants in Spring 2017's Classy Graphics had this to say...
If you’re not familiar with Google Classroom, this is great way to learn about it. If you are a teacher who uses Google Classroom, you’ll feel right at home, but you’ll also get to experience a class from a student’s point of view. The simplicity of Google Classroom means that we can focus our time on learning, practicing, and sharing.
Google Drawings is one of Google's free online productivity tools. Most of what you learn in Google Drawings can be transferred to the other G Suite apps, and you’ll gain valuable graphic design skills that you can put to use in PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, and other design apps.
Google Drawings works on Chromebooks, Macintosh, and Windows computers. There is not a version of Google Drawings for iPad, however some of the drawing options can be found in the Google Slides app.
Tony Vincent is well known for his screencasts and instructional videos. Each week he will post a new video in Google Classroom. Unlike live webinars, videos for Classy Graphics are edited to be clear and concise. Each of the six weekly videos will be about 30 minutes in length. Tony time stamps each video so that you can skip directly to specific topics. The videos are uploaded to YouTube in high resolution 1080p HD.
Each of the six weekly videos focuses on a design topic, which include:
- 🎛 Arranging, aligning, distributing
- 🏁 Designing in black and white
- 🖼 Working with images
- 🎨 Designing with color
- 📊 Creating infographics and cheatsheets
- 🎓 Crafting learning activities
There are no grades in Classy Graphics, and each assignment is optional. However, you’ll want to complete them because they involve creating something that you can put to good use. The time you spend on an assignment will not only be an opportunity to practice the skills introduced in each week’s video, but you’ll have created a useful product. Assignments include designing:
- a graphic organizer
- custom sticky notes
- a colorful social media graphic
- an informational flyer
- a stylish collage
- a web page or social media header
- an infographic or cheat sheet
- an interactive classroom activity
Not only does Tony Vincent provide feedback on your assignments, you’ll get feedback from your classmates and see what they have designed. In fact, one of the best things about Classy Graphics is that you’re sure to be inspired by your classmates’ creations.
What You Get
Classy Graphics is a unique learning opportunity, and the format allows you to take away a lot of good stuff, including:
- inspirational ideas
- refined skills
- networking with a community of eager learners
- samples you can copy to your Google Drive
- helpful feedback on your creations
- answers to your questions
- continued access to the class and all materials
- certificate of completion (for between 3 and 15 class hours)
After submitting payment you will be able to download a PDF with directions for joining the class in Google Classroom. If you have trouble joining the Google Classroom please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Also expect to receive an email from that address each week of class.
Classy Graphics is also a one or two day in-person workshop. Please contact Tony Vincent if you’re interested in having him lead a workshop at your school, organization, or event. You’re also welcome to contact with him any questions the class. His email is email@example.com.
Can't join Tony this summer, but are interested in future online learning offerings? Please submit your email address if you'd like to be notified when Tony Vincent opens registration for future classes.