This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
This presentation covers some of the main components of designing a magazine layout such as some of the vocabulary, using the elements of art and principles of design, color psychology, fonts, visual weight and balance, rule of thirds, photography /art concepts, and the assignment for students. This assignment has students use a organization template to form their persuasive writing about a silly topic. They must then take their silly persuasive essay and design a layout using some of the element of art and principles of design to guide their design decisions.