Our Tales: An EK and AHS Graphic Design Collaboration Venture

Our Stories

Our Tales is a collaboration undertaking the place Early Kindergarten (EK) courses at Northwood Preschool Heart supplied drawings and writing prompts for graphic design college students at Ames Excessive Faculty as an instance.

“Considered one of our graphic design tasks this 12 months is to make a kids’s e book web page,” mentioned Ames Excessive artwork instructor Lindsey Wede. Early Kindergarten college students in Lindsey Wirth’s Northwood courses, bursting with creativeness, would give you the idea. They might usually design a web page, verbalize a narrative, or draw an image of their concept. From there, the highschool college students would take the thought and create a digital model of it.

Wede is at all times searching for methods to make their classroom artwork tasks significant, whether or not by means of partaking with neighborhood organizations, gift-giving, or creating one thing based mostly on private inspiration. This undertaking is an extension of making significant artwork.

“I believe it reminds them of what it was like being that little child,” mentioned Wede. “It additionally reminds them, too, that not every thing must be excellent. They take a look at this drawing that this younger pupil did and so they notice how incredible it’s.”

Most of the tales are about speaking animals however these themes can resonate throughout grades. “Milo’s Stripes” is concerning the energy of friendship. “Pig on a Seaside” is about studying tips on how to swim. All through the gathering, fears are overcome and desires come true. “It has been a really enjoyable and significant undertaking and I really like how it’s connecting our college students throughout grade ranges.”

When the tasks have been full, they have been despatched again over to Northwood to be proven and browse to the category. For the Early Kindergarten courses, to have the ability to see their concept in a brand new graphic format was priceless.

You possibly can view the whole Our Tales assortment on the PDF hyperlink beneath.

Our Tales EK Graphic Design E book

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