5th - 12th Grades


This course introduces students to the principles of design using Photoshop and Illustrator. Each lecture will focus on the principles of good design while walking students through tutorials on how to use the Adobe software. Students will be given exercises to work on during class and at home. These exercises will give students the opportunity to practice using Adobe tools, exercise their creativity, and create some amazing designs they will be proud to display. In class, students will also explore graphic design trends and their applications. Students will learn to receive and give constructive critiques to improve design work..

* Please Note, the $40 material fee is only for students who need to rent a class laptop for the semester. If students will bring in their own computer, there is no material fee. 



No experience with Adobe programming is required. 

Katie Burns


Phone: (530) 575-1789
Email: katie@fullsteamclasses.com

Course Details

Day: Wed
Period: 4

Frequency: Once per Week
Class Duration: Semester

Course Cost:   $80
Materials Cost:   $40
Materials Required




Other Materials:

Students will need a laptop for every class. 

Chromebooks are available to rent for an additional $40 (can be paid with charter funds)
Limited Quantity Available. Please contact me to reserve a class computer.

Payment Information

Private Funds Accepted? Yes

Cash: Yes
Check: Yes
Paypal: Yes

Charter Funds Accepted? Yes

Forest: Yes
Horizons: Yes
Inspire Charter School: Yes
South Sutter: Yes
Visions: Yes

Instructor Biography

Katie has been teaching homeschoolers (including her own 3 children) for over 18 years. Her passion for learning is palpable in the classroom as she guides her students on a journey through science, computer skills, and more. A graduate of UC Davis, with a background in genetics and biological anthropology her wisdom, knowledge, and experience is a winning combination that brings students back to Katie’s classroom year after year.

In Katie's class you will also find a partner for homeschooling parents. She thoroughly updates and informs parents with regular email correspondence, even addressing which CA State Standards she covered that week. Her extensive understanding of current charter school and college requirements also makes her an invaluable asset to those looking for full high school credits and resources.