Color and Design will provide students with the awareness of the graphic design used in advertising. The class will explore how advertising affects our choices on what to buy. Students will take a look at magazine ads, package designs, newspapers and television ads, internet ads and book covers in the media today and its history in America. The class will consist of lecture, observation, discussion, and hands on learning. Students will become familiar with design principles. Through a presentation of water color technique students will learn color mixing and create a color wheel. A look at typography, the design of lettering, will be a part of our class. In progressively more complicated assignments students will be able to make connections with the images we see every day and view them in a new way. As a final project students will be creating their own advertisement.