JCCS WIA – Graphic Design & Fabrication Program

Fab Lab SD is working in partnership with JCCS to offer FREE job skill development classes in Graphic Design and Fabrication for low-income young adults.

This program is starting the week of February 25th 2013, class will be hosted at CTEC II tuesdays and thursdays from 2PM to 5PM.

Graphic Design and Fabrication:

[singlepic id=1001 w=320 h=240 float=left] Graphic Design and Fabrication introduces industry-standard vector-editing software such as Adobe Illustrator to create products that will then be cut using a plotter. Students will learn about design, geometry, production, CNC machines, and unique approaches to product design and creation while engaging in an innovative project-based process as they make their own products.

Through guided exercises, the students will develop unique graphics that can then be turned into tool paths and cut on the plotter in Mylar and Vinyl to create the final pieces used to assemble the final professional-grade signage product. While this class is fast-paced, it is designed to be accessible and enjoyable for newcomers to these topics, and we will review necessary fundamentals of graphic design and production.

[singlepic id=1088 w=320 h=240 float=right] In addition to creating their own vinyl decals and stencils for decorating surfaces, students will learn to work hands-on within a production environment. Through this course, students will learn about the ways in which objects can be designed and constructed, leading to the creation of their own unique final products.