Digital Photography & Graphic Arts

Contact info: Mrs Brittany Mathews - 816.241.5478 - [email protected]

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to Digital Photography/Graphic Arts. With your cooperation we will work together to provide the best possible learning environment in which the student is successful.


This course is for any student wishing to communicate visually in photographic work utilizing digital imaging processes as well as placement and layout. Students will solve visual problems using selected electronic imaging devices developing an awareness of the media and its impact on culture and history in addition to the fundamentals of art criticism and evaluation. Students will need their own digital camera. (Grades 9-12)

DP Syllabus

Digital Photography Projects/Assignments - 

The History of Photography:

History of the Camera PPT

Elements and Principles:
Elements & Principles Examples
Elements-Principles Project PowerPoint
Reflective Self Portrait:
Self Portrait through a lens.pdf

Personal Collage Assignment:
Personal Collage Project.pdf

Color Wheel Assignment:
The Color Wheel.pdf
Alphabet Project:
alphabet assignment.pdf
alphabet layout.pdf
Angles Assignnment:
angle assignment .pdf
Capture the Night Assignment:
Capturing the Night.pdf
Capturing the Night Assignment handout.pdf
Mechanical/What is it? Project
Mechanical-What is it assignment handout.pdf
Repetition Assignment:
repetition examples.pdf
Repetition assignment handout.pdf
5 Senses:
the 5 senses.pdf

Andy Warhol Project:
Andy Warhol.pdf
(Take a portrait for each class, as you will need to edit it with the different steps.)
Andy Warhol Demo Video
Andy Warhol Instructions

7 Dwarfs Project:
7 Dwarfs Handout
Remove the Color Project:
one color project.pdf
You vs. Yourself Project:
you vs yourself.pdf
Christmas Challenge:
Scavenger hunt

Christmas Cards:
Students will combine what they have learned this semester about the elements of art and the principles of design with the skills they have learned in photoshop to create a Christmas Card. 

Graphic Arts Projects/Assignments - 

What is Graphic Design? 

Typography Worksheet (find examples of the different fonts)

Typography Animal/Portait Project
typography portrait examples.pdf
Business System Project: 
Find 20 Logos and bring in Business Cards
Logo-Trademark Worksheet.pdf

Create a Start Up (New Company)
20 Logos-business design.pdf

Design Business System for Start Up (Logo, Business Cards, Envelope, Letter Head)
business system.pdf

Room Layout/Interior Design:
room layout.pdf

Stop Motion Animation Project

Magazine Cover

Advertisement/Re-Branding a Product

CD Cover Project

Book Cover
Redesign a classic book cover (front and back to wrap around an actual book). Think about the correlation between the colors, fonts and image. 

Digital Portfolio
Time for you to choose 15 of your best photos/projects to put into a google slides presentation, a PowerPoint presentation or Canva to present your best work of the year. The first slide should include a personalized logo through typography, your name and the title of Digital Portfolio. Following the title page should be your 15 chosen works from the entire year. Once complete, share it.