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Create-a-Skate: Intro to Skateboard Graphics

  • MODA 1315 Peachtree Street Atlanta, GA 30309 United States (map)
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Young designers ages 11+ are invited to dive into the history of skateboard graphics, and learn what it takes to be a professional designer in the skateboard industry.

Explore the design process behind making a graphic, use digital tools to plan and design a work of vector art, and apply it to a deck we provide.

Things You’ll Learn and Practice

  • Design processes

  • Understanding your audience, proposing an idea, getting feedback, and iterating until you reach a finished product.

  • How to create vector art using the free open source program Inkscape

  • Basic principles of graphic design in the context of skateboard graphics, including use of alignment, hierarchy, contrast, repetition, proximity, balance, color and space

  • History of Skateboarding and the graphic design of boards, as well as some lingo

$55 / $50 for MODA Members. Price includes a full-size skateboard deck and admission to our current exhibition, Passione Italiana: The Art of Espresso.