Introduction to Adobe Illustrator

Jonathan Dunbier
Versatile Vector Graphics
Come and learn to use industry standard Vector Graphics software Adobe Illustrator. A hands on course providing plenty of skills and ideas to use in your classroom!
Target Audience
Teachers specialising in TAS, CAPA and Computing faculties with little or no experience using adobe illustrator.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

A course designed to introduce teachers to industry standard vector graphics creation package Adobe Illustrator. Requiring no previous knowledge of the software, the unit will cover all you need to know to start implementing this powerful educational tool in your classroom. All content is taught in a hands-on manner, allowing you to learn by completing examples that can be used when training students. If you have experience with this software, look at the Intermediate Level Course.

Audience

Teachers specialising in TAS, CAPA and Computing faculties with little or no experience using adobe illustrator.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.5 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
08/09/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now
17/11/2017 Sydney CBD Places available $339 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Welcome to Illustrator (getting to know the interface)

45 minutes

This session will look at the graphic user interface of adobe illustrator, how tools are represented on screen, how to customise your workspace and how to make use of included extras that can often be overlooked.

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning.

Basic Shape Creation and customisation

1 hour

This session will cover the creation of basic shapes in illustrator, including ellipses, quadrilaterals, polygons and stars. Participants are introduced to the terms; stroke, fill, patterned fill, gradient fill, custom brushes and the appearance panel.

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning.

Working with Layers

15 minutes

Illustrator manages vector artwork effectively through the use of multiple layers. This session looks at how to use these with ease in order to control appearance and prepare for more complex operations

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning.

Using the Pathfinder Tool to make unique shapes

1 hour

Often misunderstood, the pathfinder tool is extremely helpful for creation “clean” shapes that are not standard. This session will deal with its use and some of the common mistakes that are made by students when implementing it.

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning. Specific example activity also completed.

The Pen Tool and Tracing

1 hour

The pen tool is a powerful one, that can often be easy to learn and hard to master. This session will give best practice for its use and demonstrate how it can be used for a very wide variety of purposes.

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning. Specific example activity also completed.

Working with Fonts in Illustrator

30 minutes

This session will serve as a basic introduction to fonts, font types and there uses. As illustrator has powerful font handling capabilities, we will also look at how to manage text in a range of ways.

Delivered through interactive lecture format, participants given chances to experiment while learning.

Application to Teaching

30 minutes

The final session will serve as a platform for further exploration as to how all of these skills can be applied to new and existing teaching and learning programs.

This will be delivered through times of discussion, brain storming and questioning.

What To Bring

Please bring your own device with Adobe Illustrator installed.

Before attending the course, try to look at the software at least once just to get a quick idea of what the interface looks like.

If you have already attempted to use the software, bring along any questions you may have. It would also be good to bring along ideas for course units you have that may be able to work with the software.

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
by Jodie Cusack on 16/06/2017

Very clear and well presented. Easy to follow and great resources. Presenter was excellent and very helpful.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
16/06/2017

Great introduction. Felt at times that content was rushed through. As a first-time learner, I found it difficult to keep up at times. It will be good to allow for the participants to do check for understanding.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
16/06/2017

Some aspects were too fast. Too much assumed ability.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
by Derek Zammit on 16/06/2017

A lot of content covered.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
by Daniel Allouche on 16/06/2017

Very thorough. Well presented. Good resources.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
16/06/2017

Jon presented this well from the perspective of a teacher. Great hints and ideas for teaching to apply the skills.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
by Tiffany House on 03/04/2017

Really good broad but basic intro to illustrates. Useful being shown resources at the end of the day.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
by Anna Boland on 03/04/2017

Resource book is excellent. Was a great introduction with really clear goals and learning outcomes. All instructions were easy to follow.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
03/04/2017

Very knowledgeable presenter and well prepared with resources.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
03/04/2017

Very well presented, actually developed skills and understanding that I can apply.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
03/04/2017

Lots of content and information. Personally, I need many month of this information and practice to be confident in creating relevant and interesting material to be able to teach this to a proficient standard. But great entry into the subject.

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
03/04/2017

Great presentations. Sometimes a little bit to quick.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
by Daniel Repeti on 16/12/2016

Presentation was excellent, clear and concise instructions. Very easy to follow.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
by andy Thompson on 16/12/2016

Good time to play with the tools use has been shown.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
16/12/2016

Excellent as an Introduction, well paced – will definitely be able to transfer the skills and knowledge to the classroom.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
by Belinda Foss on 16/12/2016

Jonathan is an excellent presenter and is highly proficient in using Illustrator. Very useful and I will definitely use what I have learned in the classroom.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
16/12/2016

In depth for a one day course. Presentation enthusiastic and highly informed. However, for 1st time learner a time for extra correction & and unclear process would be great.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
by Melanie Buchanan on 16/12/2016

I found all the step by step instructions concise and easy to follow. I was lacking confidence in using illustrator, but after today’s detailed course, I feel equipped to commence my own designs and pass knowledge onto students in Visual Arts and Visual Design in 2017. Jonathan was an excellent presenter as he knew how the illustrator Program could be applied to classroom practice.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
16/12/2016

Great content & presentation, very well set out and easy to follow.

Introduction to Adoble Illustrator
16/12/2016

John was fantastic – so passionate.


About the team


Jonathan Dunbier

Creator

Jonathan is a TAS teacher who loves to see his students become passionate about great design and typography. He has over ten years experience with Adobe Illustrator and has a passion for creating clean and versatile vector artwork. Jonathan completed a Bachelor of Design and Technology, choosing to major in Industrial Graphics and Design Management. He likes to keep himself occupied by constantly completing design work on the side, including clothing designs, corporate image and the odd wedding invitation. He continues to marvel at the design possibilities of Lego and the way his music library continues to expand.