The Graphic Arts website was designed to allow students at Salem High School to view lessons, projects and assignments from their personal computer or school issued chromebook.
The Future Artist
Computers & Art
Computer art is any art in which computers play a role in production or display of the artwork. Many traditional disciplines are now integrating digital technologies and, as a result, the lines between traditional works of art and new media works created using computers has been blurred.
Ideas & Communication
Graphic design is the process of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space, image and color. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, graphics, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages.
Jobs & Opportunities
A Career in the Arts
A number of occupations are commonly classified under the broad term of graphic designer. Careers such as Creative Director, Logo Designer, Layout Artist, Web Designer, Package Designer, Interface Designer, Illustrator, Animators, Videographers, Photography, plus many more.
Salem High School Graphic Arts has five unique semester classes that will allow students to explore their digital creativity. Students will have an opportunity to earn Dual Enrollment credits with Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) while taking classes at SHS.
Intro. to Graphic Design
Fundamental design skills and concepts necessary in the creation of visual artwork.
Introductory class focusing on the various capabilities of Adobe Photoshop.
Intro. to Web Design
Essential design skills and ideas necessary in the creation of media for the web.
Introductory class about basic skills necessary to utilize Adobe's Illustrator software.
Knowledge and key concepts necessary in the process of creating digital photographs
SHS Graphic Arts
A place where students can create their artwork for the digital world.