Yearbook: Designing and Publishing Photo and Media Books


Mentors: Andrea Garn

Time: 3:00 to 4:00

Description: We will cover the basics of great photos, layout and design, and digital publishing. You will learn how to write titles, captions, blurbs, and articles — skills you can use for publishing newsletters, websites, and more! Guest speakers like a published illustrator, and children’s book author will share their secrets to success.

We will create a yearbook for ASA, including photos and stories from our classes and activities throughout the year. Each semester fee includes a personal published project (cookbook, photobook, or whatever you choose) that you can keep or can use as a gift for Christmas or Mother’s day.

Level: All levels
Depth or Breadth? Breadth
Ages: 12 and up

Tuition: $30 (fall); $30 (winter)

Prerequisites: Interest in journalism, design, and/or photography. Ability to finish tasks with set deadlines. There will be different jobs to choose from as we work together to create and amazing yearbook. We need your individual talents!

Materials Required: 

  1.  A laptop for digital design practice, and accessing yearbook and publishing websites. You will also need a google account to save and share design work and photography (free).
  2. An 8 mp or higher digital camera- can be on a phone.
  3. 1 pair of scissors.

Homework: Weekly assignments will be started in class and can be finished at home. They will not require more than 1 hour per week at home, but can take longer as you choose to explore more intricate layouts or go on photography hunts. More time may be needed as we get closer to our yearbook deadline at the end of March.