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Digital Design for 14 to 17 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Digital Design for 14 to 17 Year Olds (Online Short Course)

Chelsea College of Arts
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Join design studio work-form and explore the potential of digital design. Through a series of fun and engaging projects, learn how adobe can open up new and exciting creative opportunities.  

Using Adobe design packages (Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) you will make use of illustration, pattern, image editing, colour, typography and more to learn a number of key principles related to the fields of illustration and graphic design. 

We will help you to develop your ideas using digital formats, whether it be designing a set of posters, a logo, or drawing digitally. We'll encourage you to develop your ideas through visual research and how professional creative software can be used to realise the potential of any project.  

For more information on Online Short Courses please see the below information.

All our Online Short Courses include:

  • Live online lessons with expert tutors
  • Practical assignments
  • Personal feedback
  • Access to VLE with course content
  • 3 months online access
  • Certificate upon completion

Further details about preparing for your online course, and the equipment you need, can be found here.

Please note that all courses are taught in UK time. To check and compare times please click here.

Topics covered

  • Vector illustration
  • Colouring
  • Image Manipulation
  • Image editing
  • Layers
  • Editorial design
  • Layout
  • Typography

Course outcomes 
You'll leave with a body of work and a broader understanding of the possibilities offered by using digital design within the context of graphic design and illustration. You will have gained skills that can be used in building a future portfolio. The intention is to have an online presence for all work created during the week. 
Who should attend 
This course is aimed at anyone aged 14 - 17 years with an interest in art and design, keen to explore the possibilities of working with digital design. Whether you considering pursuing further education in art or are just looking for a fun holiday experience! 


Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

work-form are a London-based graphic design studio run by Charlie Abbott, Jake Hopwood & Alex Hough. Established in 2012, we design books, websites and identities for Artists, Musicians, Cultural Organisations and small companies. Alongside our practice we act as Project Managers for Camberwell Press, a publishing, research and design organisation. We teach the 1st Year of the BA Graphic Design course at Camberwell College of Arts, as well as running projects and workshops across a range of universities and courses.

Take a look at work-form's website


Online short course materials:

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A4 Sketch book
  • pencils
  • a pencil sharpener
  • fine black felt tip markers
  • coloured pencils
Please be advised that this course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Students will sign up for a free version of Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course. Details will be provided during your first class.

Technical Requirements:

Prior to the start of your course, please ensure you have:

  • An up-to-date web browser (we recommend Chrome)
  • Microphone and headphones (a headset with a microphone function is recommended)
  • Webcam
  • Strong Internet connection - we recommend a minimum of 2 Mbps download, and 1 Mbps upload, faster if possible. You can test your network speed here -

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