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Graphic Design Studio

vickie phipps

Instructor: Vickie Phipps

Vickie R. Phipps is an assistant professor of art. She completed her MFA degree in studio arts at the University of Tennessee and her undergraduate work at Emory & Henry College in Virginia. She has more than two decades of work experience in visual communications. Her current work is a mixture of unscripted performance and studio practice. At Augustana, she teaches courses such as Graphic Design, Typography, 2D Design, Web Design, and Contemporary Issues in Graphic Design.

Program dates: June 22-23, 2014

Program cost: $150

Includes lodging, all meals and any field trips. Students arrive on campus Sunday, June 22, and depart Monday, June 23.

Course description

What do graphic designers do? How do they approach problems? Try it out as students experience a day of hands-on improvisational design. The course will explore design, which makes something out of nothing.

The content generated by both individual and group actions throughout the day will result in posters that are sculptural and/or cinematic in nature. Think handmade and theatrical-set techniques, not computers.

Tentative schedule

Sunday, June 22

  • Check-in
  • Welcome reception

Monday, June 23

We will have lunch on time. We will end on time. Otherwise the improvisational design projects will be group authored by workshop participants and therefore our schedule will be fluid.