Teaching Typography: Great online resources and games

A Crash Course in Typography: The Basics of Type Teach yourself and students critical design info like Typefaces vs. Fonts: Difference?  If you or your students are intimidated by typography this site is for you. KernType: A letter spacing game” This game will teach you what kerning is and will have you learn like a […]

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Art lessons inspired by type

I went back to school for graphic design and fell in love with type. I love projects involving type; you don’t need a graphic design background to do many of these lessons. Zentangle-inspired letters Check out Margaret Bremner’s blog for inspiration as well as Mr. MintArt’s blog.      .  Text portraits and figures Check […]

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Text Figures and Portraits

Grade Level 9-10, 11-12 Duration 10 classes, 45 minutes Materials Access to a program like Illustrator. Alternatives include online program Vectr , https://vectr.com/, or downloadable Inkscape. Media Digital Lesson Objectives The student will… Create a portrait or figure out of text. Be exposed to and explore a wide range of text choices Understand how to […]

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