Practical Graphic Design

Practical Graphic Design

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ISBN: 9780972205856
Grades: 6-AD

Insight Technical Education has come up with a unique approach to technical art. Technical art manifests itself as drafting and computer-aided design. The author, Mel Peterman, has spent years doing drafting and CAD work in architecture, piping and electrical blueprints, and machinery design. Mel's idea is to give students the foundational work of doing technical drawing manually so that they may have a better "feel" and "style" when progressing to CAD programs.

The Complete-A-Sketch books should be the first books used. Mel's approach is very much "hands-on" - after a brief explanation of orthographic projections, isometric projections, and perspectives, it's drawing, drawing, drawing. But the drawing technique is easy to follow - easy enough, he even suggests starting Complete-A-Sketch with 4-6 year-olds! For each exercise, a small version of the object is shown, then the large version has all the corners and intersections filled in. The student connects all of the lines to complete the object. The objects get more detailed as you go. This volume "bridges the gap" between Complete-A-Sketch Vol. 3 and Practical Drafting, by teaching advanced technical sketching and also introducing drafting concepts and CAD. It includes 37 sketching projects, eight 3-D paper models to build and 25 bonus projects. Unlike the other volumes in the series, this one is on .pdf format on CD, so you can print pages for consumption.

Once you have completed the Complete-A-Sketch books, you are ready for Practical Drafting (recommended for Jr. High and up). The author asks that the student do each exercise both manually and using CAD software. To complete the project manually, the student will need some additional supplies. Of course, to complete the project on a computer, you will need some type of CAD program for your computer.

The last item is more free-form. Practical Graphic Design deals with page layout and design techniques for print projects. Points of discussion include margins, text columns, headers, footers, mastheads, headlines, subheads, captions, graphic objects and white space.

This program would be a good way to test the waters to see if your student in interested in engineering or technical art.




Primary Subject
Art/Crafts
Grade Start
6
Grade End
AD
ISBN
9780972205856
Binding
Spiral
Language
English
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Insight Technical Education
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 9.0" x 0.5"
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required for home school co-op yearbook class
Judi J on Aug 23, 2019
Looks interesting to an inspiring architect.
susan d on Sep 4, 2018
required for home school co-op yearbook class
Judi J on Aug 23, 2019
I chose this because it's required for my son's co-op class. ;)
Rachel R on Aug 5, 2019
Looks interesting to an inspiring architect.
susan d on Sep 4, 2018
Using for Career Exploration credit for high school student.
User on Jun 5, 2018
Needed a high school elective
Michael B on Jan 29, 2018
Looks like it covers the basics of design elements in a simple and easy to understand way.
Paul P on Jun 26, 2017
I chose this because it's required for my son's co-op class. ;)
Rachel R on Aug 5, 2019
Using for Career Exploration credit for high school student.
User on Jun 5, 2018
Are High School credits assigned to this course by the author?
A shopper on Jan 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the author does not specifically say anything about how many credits this would be worth.
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Practical Graphic Design Book
Our son is home schooling and as part of his subjects we started here to give him an overview of graphic design. Being 13 and deciding to work in our company he has picked up some good ideas and has found this course easy to understand . We found this was an easy start to introduce him to graphics before he does online studies at a higher level
August 9, 2017
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