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Graphic Design: Where Art Meets Technology (Ages 9-17)

by Summer Institute for the Gifted
Summer graphic design class for gifted kids

Graphic design combines the world of art and technology to communicate and represent ideas visually. Use the basic elements and principles of art, such as contrast, color, negative space, and shape along with the use of computer programs to craft promotional pieces, publications, and digital art.

Produce original layouts for newsletters, catalogs, logos, and advertisement pieces that reach an audience. Share your message through a creative collection of words, symbols, and images while using graphic design techniques to create your WOW! factor.

The student must bring a laptop or tablet and have access to a personal email account to set up a Canva account. Minimum laptop or tablet requirements: (1) Windows 10 or later, ChromeOS, or MacOS 10.13 or later; and (2) a relatively recent web browser: Chrome (63+), Edge (15+), Firefox (57+), or Safari (11+). iPads are compatible.

Scenes from Past Years

Students at SIG at University of Miami work on graphic design projects at the Summer Institute for the Gifted.
A student creates a magazine cover at SIG at the University of Miami, 2019.
Students create flyers in Graphic Design: Where Art Meets Technology class at the Summer Institute for the Gifted
A student works on a sporty flyer in Graphic Design: Where Art Meets Technology at SIG at UMiami, 2019.

Graphic Design at SIG 2020

Students ages 9-17 can register for this exciting course at several SIG Innovators Program locations for summer 2020:

  • Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • Emory University, Atlanta, GA – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • Princeton University, Princeton, NJ – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • UC Berkeley I, Berkeley, CA – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • UC Berkeley II, Berkeley, CA – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, CA – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT – Innovators Program (Residential & Day Options)

Looking for other exciting courses in STEAM and humanities? With day and residential program options, SIG offers over 80 courses for gifted, creative and academically talented students ages 5-17 at program locations throughout the United States.

Summer graphic design courses for gifted students.
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Summer Institute for the Gifted

A leader in gifted education since 1984, the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides academic summer programs for academically talented children ages 5-17.

Through more than 30 years of experience, SIG has crafted a 3-week program that combines challenging academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities that enrich children’s natural talents and abilities, as well as nurture their social development.

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