art is a cultural accelerant.

Visual arts education website.

Stop here for hints for learning Art, Media and Visual Communication Design. Find practical, theory tasks and lesson programs for upper secondary to VCE. While you're here, take a look at my latest art works.

Brand new posters
Head over to my products pages to see these two new design and media classroom posters. Click the image links.
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I am excited to announce that the long awaited Media Codes and Design Thinking posters are now ready for purchase.

Media Codes show the three kinds of codes with simple visuals to help identification and retention.

Design Thinking shows a range of thinking routines to enable students and their teachers to embed design thinking in folio work for any year level.

new teachers sessions for 2021 coming soon
I have prepared a 'teachers only' exam revision session to bring educators up to speed for their remote learning.

"As a new VCD teacher and constant user of his wonderful website, I approached Ric about organising a VCD Exam Revision Seminar. Ric was able to accommodate this and he promptly ran a one-on-one online seminar with me. His understanding of the subject and requirements to achieve success in the exam is exceptional. He clearly and patiently walked through the key concepts of the exam with reference to previous exam questions. He was incredibly thorough, and I now feel confident in preparing my students for the end of year exam. Thank you Ric!"

Michael

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New tutoring program
I have begun a totally new, structured tutoring program for Visual Communication Design. Each student gets an individual one hour session via zoom. Head over to my products page to find out more.
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Am i seeing a pattern here?
Looking at the 'Thankyou.' cleaning products and 'Hawker' beer labels. Seeing something in common?
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Move me

If you'r not doing interactive motion graphics you're not with the program.
What the?
I spotted this graphic of 'toilet people' at Cairns airport recently. Then it suddenly occurred to me. Is the way they are presented, as double images, actually related to how they might be seen, once leaving the bar adjacent?
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Appropriation?!?
Q. When is it appropriate to rip someone off? A. When you're a rapper. Record cover at left; Cut Copy, 'Zonoscope', 2011. At right: Blu, 'York', 2013. Must be a story behind this?
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The real helvetica!
Can you imagine how excited I was to find my old Letraset catalogue from the early 80s! Here's a copy of the page on Helvetica Medium. Lovely!!
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The real helvetica 2
Then here's the page in the Letraset catalogue of Helvetica Medium symbols. And look, it's next to Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed!
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