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Classroom posters

Helveticamediuma.com has a growing range of colourful and informative posters for Visual Communication Design, Art, Studio Arts, Media.

Each poster is designed with two aims. The first is that they are 100% VCAA VCE compliant to support your students learning towards their exams. Secondly they are designed to communicate visually. The images are not decoration but symbols that serve to explain concepts that normally take slabs of text for students to understand. Clear and concise, these posters are a great references for your walls.

Can't see the poster you want? Just ask, that's how Art and Studio Arts Elements and Principles came about.

Teacher and student seminars

Richard has been supporting teachers in exam revision seminars for Visual Communication Design since 2019. Last year saw a massive increase in teacher and teacher/ student seminars. Richard will present your choice of seminar personally via Zoom at a time that is convenient for you.
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Classroom posters

Media codes and conventions (for moving image) posters

A full explanation of media codes and conventions for moving image for VCE Media.

Codes explains encoding, decoding, denotation, connotation and the three ways codes work in media. Contains the usual 8 technical codes, two ways symbolic codes are present and a large range of accessible technical information on type as used in written codes.

Conventions explains what conventions are and gives six examples. Conventions within three popular genres are also examined with examples.

Each entry is made with students' literacy and memory in mind.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Art and Studio Arts Elements and Principles posters

These two posters have been specially designed with students in mind. They include a definition of each art element and principle then examples of the language students should use to describe and discuss these components.

All too often students struggle with appropriate verbs and adjectives to describe elements and discuss principles properly.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Design process for vcd

A fully VCE compliant poster on the Design Process for Visual Communication Design. Large graphics explain each stage of the process and the three forms of Design Thinking that are used at each stage. The language used helps students understand how to expand and refine their design concepts.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Design thinking poster

Extensive work and research has gone into the preparation of a simple and clear range of thinking routines that can be used by students and teachers to embed design thinking into any lesson.

Design thinking can be complex to incorporate into visual communication design. This poster is purpose built to explain the difference between creative, critical and reflective thinking.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Audience poster

Here is an easy to read list of audience characteristics that can be read at a glance in a classroom. Students can refer to it when making analyses and writing their briefs. It also makes a great starting point for VCE Media as well.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Design Elements and principles posters

These two posters have been specially designed with students in mind. They include a definition of each design element and principle then examples of the language students should use to describe and discuss these components.

All too often students struggle with appropriate verbs and adjectives to describe elements and discuss principles properly.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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The brief poster

This poster is designed to enable students to work through the process of drafting their brief independently. Each section has clear explanations of what they are required to do. Client, audience, purpose, context, constraints and presentation formats are all illustrated to help visual thinkers. No more reading slabs of text, see at a glance what is needed.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Purposes poster

This poster is designed to simplify purposes for visual communication design so students can see at a glance why visual communications are made. Use it for design analysis and revision tasks.

Printed at A1 size (594 x 841 mm) on 160 gsm matte art poster paper. They come mailed to you in cardboard postage tubes. To order or for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We also accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

Also now available in the 'Atelier' schools catalog.

$48* per poster.

* All orders incur a $15 packaging, post and handling charge.

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Teacher and student seminars

Student tutoring VCD

Students often struggle with learning all the skills and concepts in Visual Communication Design. I have designed a weekly program to focus on individual students learning needs. Each one hour session looks at;

  • the student's current work
  • what's coming up next
  • staged technical drawing revision all the way to the exam

This session is interactive and via Zoom with an overhead webcam so I can demonstrate all the tips and techniques to support students. You can get all this from an experienced teacher who had a student score 50 in 2020!  Sign up now.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. 

$100/ hour session

Each session is charged weekly

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'Step Ahead' teacher planning

In this one on one session Richard will talk you through how best to plan and set up a course in VCD for the coming year. You will find out everything to do with course content, percentages for SACs and assessment tasks, how to write assessment tasks, scheduling your year and time-lines, how to cope with interruptions, planning and assessing the SAT, and how best to prepare your students for the coming examination.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$200

120 minute Zoom session per school

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Planning and assessing the SAT in VCD

In this informative one on one session Richard will talk you through all the pitfalls in planning and assessing the SAT (School Assessed Task) in VCD. Richard will go through the rules, tips to help students pick design tasks that will help them come exam time, how to work at each stage of the design process, how to work for the assessment criteria, the pitch and how to create well designed final presentations.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$200

120 minute Zoom session per school

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Literacy skills for Visual Arts examinations

All of our exams require competency in literacy but how well are our students prepared and practiced in the skills of responding properly to action verbs, referring to images or references, using literacy skills such as topic sentences and appositives. This one hour session gives teachers and students pointed insight into how they can convert great visual arts skills and achievement into great exam and consequently study scores.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$120

60 minute Zoom session per school

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Technical drawing for VCD examinations

If you find the range of technical drawing skills daunting Richard will set out how to approach the drawing methods students might encounter in the VCD November examination. Each drawing method will be discussed in detail. This session will explore key tips on how to understand what a question is asking, how to perceive views, line strengths to use, conventions for Plans, Elevations and 3rd Angle Drawings, how to maximise time spent on drawing and how to convert this all to valuable marks.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$120

60 minute Zoom session per school

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Specialised revision for teachers

Richard will talk teachers through all the ins and outs of the VCD exam in a personal one to one session. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss skills they feel challenge their students.  This session will focus on areas of difficulty for students and tips to improve teachers' techniques in active revision.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$200

120 minute Zoom session per school

Per session including royalty free, copyable handouts for students.

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Specialised revision for students

Richard has years experience as a VCE teacher and assessor of the November examination in Visual Communication Design. He delivers a focused two session for Year 12 students covering all of the content, skills and tested strategies needed for a great result in the VCD exam.

The revision seminar is structured to make students aware of areas where they can gain the most advantage. Each section of the session is examined in detail and students receive considered and tested 'tips and hacks' for each question type.

To book or ask for further details simply email; info@helveticamediuma.com. We accept school orders on receipt of an official school order number.

$300

120 minute Zoom session per school. ($500 for richard to conduct the session in your school)

Per session including royalty free, copyable handouts for students.

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