What to Expect

Every student can expect intensive learning, lots of FUN, and completing a beautifully designed website.  

Before The Workshop

  • Get a laptop with a Google account ready with Google Drive for storage 
  • Complete Warm-Up Worksheet to set the theme for your product name, branding and other information to begin crafting your “Smart Product” 
  • Each day is 7 hours long with two 3-hour sessions and 1-hour pizza lunch break. 

Parents that wish to sign up kids for half sessions will get the exact curriculum, but can choose to attend one aspect of the curriculum (Morning or Afternoon). Parents can also choose to sign up kids for half sessions over two weeks as well. This will follow the sequential order.

AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT TO EXPECT EACH DAY:

Morning Sessions teaches students how to design an attractive website using an easy to use website builder. Emphasis will be on content, layout and color theme. 

Morning Sessions

SESSION 1

- Brainstorm and develop the specifics of your “smart product”.
- Layout your Website using Google Sites.

SESSION 3

- Create a product website by choosing the theme and overall structure and layout.
- Visual presentation on design principles.

SESSION 5                                     

- Actually start laying out the design of the website.
- Set up images that are to be used on the website as stand-in graphics

SESSION 7                                     

- Integrate the images and written content to the website to make it appeal to potential customers.
- Focus on the marketing language and the workings of your “smart product”. 

SESSION 9

- Edit overall layout of website and design and get ready for presentation in afternoon

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Afternoon Sessions will primarily deal with graphic design using Photoshop CC. If your student would like to sign up for this half of camp, a separate graphic design only curriculum will be provided for them to follow in class.

Afternoon Sessions

SESSION 2

- Introduce Photoshop CC as the graphic editing tool of choice
- In-Class exercise to gain some familiarity

SESSION 4

- Logo Sketch and Exercise

SESSION 6                                     

- Intermediate Graphic design Exercise
- Begin work on custom graphic images to replace generic images

SESSION 8                                     

- More in class time to work on custom graphic images (icons, product render, marketing images)
- Integrate the custom graphics into the website to replace placeholder graphics
- Edit wording, graphics as needed

SESSION 10

- Presentation time! Parents welcome to observe.
- Peer Critique for end-of-camp feedback for future reference

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1289 Fordham Blvd.

Floor 2, Suite E7

Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Contacts

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info@hitechhandymen.com

Phone: +1-919-335-5182

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