Mary Banas,
Design Education


An ongoing record of teaching & related activities, 2007–now.



Graphic Design 1: The Studio

MFA
Fall 2020
California College of the Arts
Co-taught with Ana Llorente
Chair: Jon Sueda
Course website
⟶ Final course exhibition website: Anthropositivisms
First core studio course for students pursing an MFA in graphic design in the three-year program. Three projects: image-making, methodologies exploration resulting in a typographic poster, and a speculative journey (open form) project. 

This class hosted a typography workshop with Martin Venezky, images below by Katie and Tracy.


This course was taught online using Zoom, Google Docs, Moodle, Are.na, Mural, and Padlet. 
Above poster images: Andrew Roque (Lee Harvey Oswald), Katie Harper (Earthquake), Rosie Simose (Mt. Saint Helens), Tracy Leeds (Challenger), Saleem M’boge (Castro), Shijia/Bella Luo (Casablanca)

⟶ Student work & process from this course:
Andrew
Katie
Rosie
Tracy
Saleem
Shijia