Students will learn the basics of digital imaging, layout, and page design to create a collaborative class publication, a multi-page Digital Zine.
At the beginning of the Digital Zine Field Trip, the entire class will select a centralized topic or theme. Afterwards, the students will break in small groups to explore their chosen theme through poems, essays, illustrations, photos, and digital collages. The students work together as Art Directors and Designers to create their own unique zine content.
All of the small group projects ultimately will be compiled into one large class Digital Zine that represents the creativity and different points of views of the class. By the end of the field trip, the students will have experienced the step-by-step process for developing a print production – from the initial concept to the finished physical product!
Digital Zine Field Trip Information
Duration: Two hours
Grade Level: Grades 4-12
Group Size: Maximum of 12 Groups, 2-3 people per group
Students take away: One hard class copy of the Digital Zine and one version to be archived in our Zine Library
The Learning Experience
Students understand and utilize the most appropriate media creation tools, characteristics, and conventions.
Visual arts skills
Students exercise visual arts and fine motor skills through their ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects, and symbols, natural or man-made.
Students use Photoshop Elements as an introductiory tool for digital imaging and expressive storytelling.
Students work in small groups and negotiate roles and project details.
Students make choices about their Zine stories and creative content.