Poster Graphic Design: Typography

Typography is ubiquitous in contemporary visual and digital culture. This workshop is designed to expose students to the complexity and importance of typography in our society. You will learn about the anatomy in typography and practice the Variables/Namemark technique using traditional haptic methods to increase your ability to understand the discipline. Students will be able to implement a final project to develop a graphic poster design inspired by the topic choice of a song you love.

Camp Learning Objectives/Goals

  • Students will be introduced to a basic understanding of anatomy in typography.
  • Students will develop exercises of Variables/Namemark technique in typography.
  • Students will learn how typography affects information hierarchy, including how to improve clarity through typographic means in their final project.

Ages: 14-17

Course Date Info:

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Students will check in on Saturday morning between 9:45 and 10:00 a.m. Some classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.




Sahar AghasafariSahar Aghasafari is a Ph.D. candidate in Art Education in the Franklin College of Arts and Science Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. She has two master's in art education from the University of Arizona and Art Research from the University of Tehran, and a B.F.A in Fabrics Design from the University of Tehran. She has more than ten years teaching experience as a faculty and lecturer at universities in Iran, and she’s taught as a full-time teacher at K-12 schools in the U.S. Currently, she is teaching Graphic Design at Lamar Dodd, School of Art, University of Georgia. This is Sahar’s fourth year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs instructor.

Assistant Instructor:
Amy Le Amy Le graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.F.A. in Interior Design and minors in Studio Art and Design & Media. She currently lives in Lawrenceville and works as a Library Associate, hoping to connect with local students and community members through creative programs and interactive activities. Amy previously worked as an interior Designer for several interior design firms and branding design agencies, which focused on childcare remodeling and graphic rebranding projects. This is Amy's first year as a Georgia Center Youth Programs assistant instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your program.