Graphic Design

Class with Kate Dobson

Event Canceled

April 20 & 21, 2019
10 am–4 pm

Students develop an understanding of the elements of art and principals of design, gaining a visual vocabulary and critical eye. Students will learn about positive and negative space; balance, scale, repetition, and contrast; and color theory. This introductory course focuses on hand-execution of all class exercises. Class includes time in the Museum’s galleries to view artworks and discuss the application of two-dimensional design.

Kate Dobson is a freelance graphic designer whose experience most recently includes six years at Nordstrom's in-house agency. Her design background includes all aspects of corporate branding, including logo creation, promotional design layout and specializes in vector graphics. Kate is also an instructor at the School of Visual Concepts here in Seattle. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Advance registration required. Due two weeks before the first day of course or class. To ensure registration, submit completed form and full payment. Space is limited. Registration confirmed by email or mailed receipt.

The Frye Art Museum reserves the right to cancel any course or class. If the Museum cancels a course or class, a full refund will be issued. If participant cancels enrollment more than two weeks prior to start date, a full refund will be issued, less a $25 processing fee. No refunds issued with less than two weeks’ notice. To cancel registration, call 206 432 8200 between 9 am–5 pm Monday–Friday.


Classes have additional fees for art supplies. Download the supply list for this class.


Continuing education credits and clock hours are available to educators through Seattle Pacific University (SPU). Payments for fees are paid directly to SPU online. Students will receive a link to register via email one week before the first day of class. The cost for Studio Class credits is $50 for 1 credit, $20 for 10 clock hours. Courses taken for credit or clock hours through SPU may not be repeated.