2017 Dates

Sunday, June 18 Wednesday, June 21

Age Group

Students entering grades 10-12

Fee: $400

includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing

Register Now Space is limited for this event.

Registration deadline: Friday, June 2, 2017

2017 Summer Studio Theme: Point of Purchase Design

Topics and workshops will vary each summer to provide campers the opportunity to broaden their graphic design knowledge and experience.

About the Camp

The Penn College Graphic Design Summer Studio is an intensive three-day workshop that guides participants through the graphic design process from ideation and concept development to production. High school students interested in a career in graphic design will have an opportunity to work with faculty and students in the development of real-world visual design solutions. Workshops will take place in cutting-edge labs and studios and utilize industry standard hardware and software. The workshop culminates in a camper exhibition for parents and families of the work produced over the three days.

Graphic Design Summer Studio Workshops

Point of Purchase Design

An examination of graphic design as it relates to the variety of advertising and package design that is used where purchases can be made. In a design-studio environment, campers will develop and produce package designs for an assigned product and have the opportunity to experiment with solutions using a variety of materials and techniques.

Visual Communications

Campers are introduced to graphic design and the graphic design process. This workshop will cover concept development and how designers formulate solutions to complicated design problems.

Computer Graphics

Campers will have an opportunity to use industry-standard software for the creation of vector graphics. This workshop focuses on how designers utilize software to render electronic graphics for print or web production.

Corporate Identity Design

This workshop examines graphic design from the standpoint of brand and marketing as it relates to a product-oriented company. In a design-studio environment, campers will develop and produce identity components for an assigned business.

Production Methods

Campers are introduced to the standard methods of graphic design production and presentation. Participants will learn about file preparation, printing, and displaying their work for both clients and a portfolio. This workshop will culminate in a student-show of the work created during the summer studio.

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