High schoolers create gifts for youngsters


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Indian Lake 1st grader Maeliana Rainey and Sophomore Logan Ingle color on the book he created as a Graphic Design project.

Indian Lake 1st grader Maeliana Rainey and Sophomore Logan Ingle color on the book he created as a Graphic Design project.


Indian Lake senior Austin Shaffer and first grader Nate Grant color on the book Shaffer created as a Graphic Design project.


Indian Lake High School students continue their tradition of creating Christmas gifts for elementary kids and learning a lot in the process.

Ryan Stanford’s 42 Graphic Design students recently presented coloring books that they made in class to students in Mr. Hall and Mrs. Gillen’s first grades. The students colored together and share snacks.

Mr. Stanford explains that this project teaches his students to edit and manipulate images in the Photoshop Program. His students must include content appropriate for their young audience, as well as fine details of design.

“It adds extra motivation to do the project well because they know it’s going to a first grader,” Mr. Stanford said.

Before the final coloring books were ready, the first grade students had a chance to make suggestions and select which style they preferred.

“They are always so excited about this project, but they’re picky. They’re pretty hard critics!” noted Mrs. Gillen.

This year’s coloring book designs included SpongeBob Squarepants, animals, the Peanuts Gang and Disney characters. This is the fourth year for the project.

Indian Lake 1st grader Maeliana Rainey and Sophomore Logan Ingle color on the book he created as a Graphic Design project.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2015/12/web1_DSC_0443-copy-4.jpgIndian Lake 1st grader Maeliana Rainey and Sophomore Logan Ingle color on the book he created as a Graphic Design project.

Indian Lake senior Austin Shaffer and first grader Nate Grant color on the book Shaffer created as a Graphic Design project.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2015/12/web1_DSC_0446-copy-7.jpgIndian Lake senior Austin Shaffer and first grader Nate Grant color on the book Shaffer created as a Graphic Design project.

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Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.

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