CTE – Graphic Arts


In a nutshell, this is what we do in this class: this is a project-based class designed to give students a taste of what it would be like to work in the Graphic Communications field. Students learn to use industry standard software programs (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) to complete projects for desktop publishing and/or offset press printing. Projects include but are not limited to: business cards, memo pads, newspaper design, ads, flyers, CD covers, resume, etc.

Students will also have the opportunity to compete at the state SkillsUSA competition, an organization supported and promoted by Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs. In 2014, Natalie Roe placed second in the state in the Graphic Communications contest held in Springfield, IL. In 2007, senior Brandon Noll also placed first in Graphic Communications at the state level and eventually went on to win first place in the national competition a few years later when he competed through ICC.

To learn more about SkillsUSA, check out the national website at skillsusa.org and the Illinois website at illinoisskillsusa.org.


Welcome to Graphic Arts!
Click HERE to get the class syllabus.

I’m looking forward to working with you this school year!  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions:  ldale@mths.us


Career and Technical Education Brochure
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