Homeschool Graphic Design Curriculum - Starting Out With Basic Shapes
Drawing in Google Slides ™
Why Should Students Draw in Google Slides?
Google Slides is a free and easy for students to learn to draw on a computer. It’s a great way to get started drawing and to find out about graphic design before investing in Adobe Illustrator.
Students learn about:
- Basic Shapes
- Fill Color
- Border Color
- Arranging Objects
- and More!
The instructions are easy for students to follow, and they are guided step-by-step with with lots of screenshots.
Creating graphics with the basic shapes in Google Slides helps students begin to look at pictures and take them apart. When I give my students an assignment in Google Slides (or even in Adobe Illustrator) and I don’t include the instructions, I tell my students to think of the image like it’s a puzzle. What basic shapes are being used to put the puzzle together? That helps them start to strategize about the graphics and then they start problem solving.