Today we continued working in the Graphic Arts mini unit study and I think I actually saw a spark of an interested child today. That is really saying something for Grace. I can count on one hand since coming home from public school in 2nd grade the education sparks that have occurred. People may think I am exaggerating but I am totally telling the truth. This morning we printed out the photos of the products she chose at the grocery store to break down graphically. We decided to stay with one type of food (packaged cookies) to make it easier. Once you start breaking down the background, chosen colors and font, graphics or pictures - you start to realize the methods behind what the graphic artists do. Researching color on the net gave us a plethora of information on what each color represents and why it is chosen. Color choices are hugely important to any product, campaign, etc. Grace made the statement and I agreed that after doing this study it will make us look differently at all the products in the stores and how the packaging came about. The project for today is to create an imaginary food product and then create packaging for it from what we learned today and observed in the grocery store yesterday.