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GROUP COURSE: Graphic Design

GROUP COURSE: Graphic Design




Experience Level



8 Weeks



Enrollment Deadline


About the Course

Brad Ford, MBA


~~** For children aged 8-12 years old **~~

Students will learn the basics of two dimensional design and branding. Projects will be both analog (hands on) and digital, using Adobe Creative Cloud. Teacher demonstrations, group critiques, and exposure to both historical and contemporary artists & designers will supplement the learning experience. No experience is necessary. A laptop or tablet will be required for specified class sessions.

Tuition Fee:
8 Week (24 hour) Enrollment: $650

Material Fee:

Instructor: Bradley Ford, BFA / MBA

About the Instructor:
*All FAA faculty hold the clearances required to work with children as required by law.
Brad is an active member of the Fine Arts community in Erie and, formerly, Salt Lake City, UT. His early education began with Ken Kopin at the School of Performing and Visual Arts in Erie. Brad later received his BFA in New Media from Edinboro University. In Salt Lake, Brad was instrumental in creating the Utah Arts Festival branding & graphics while also instructing digital design at Eagle Gate College and Mountain View University. Upon returning to Erie a decade ago, Brad collaborated with other artists to create the Erie Art Company and co-founded PACA, a collaborative workspace for visual and performing artists.

Brad’s goal for this course is to give students a strong background in design and give them exposure to the technology and graphic software that is used throughout the industry. He also hopes this course will ignite the students’ passion to reach further and experiment more with digital arts.

Course Schedule: TBA

***If a student chooses to enroll with materials included, ALL materials needed to complete the workshop or course will be provided by the Academy. Provided materials are professional, artist grade, and of excellent quality. ALL provided materials remain the property of the student at the conclusion of the term. Students who choose to enroll without materials provided will be given a material supply list, and some advice regarding sourcing the items, so they may purchase their own supplies which may or may not be more economical.