Canva Vision Board, Style Guide Design Lesson


Engage your graphic design or digital design students with this vision board, style guide focused design lesson that uses the online program, Canva.


This Canva project is the prefect design lesson for an introduction to graphic design projects. The art project tasks students with developing their design aesthetic and applying it to a vision board. This project uses the free online program, Canva, to introduce students to the concept of digital design, layout, and aesthetics.

In an Introduction to Design or Media Art course, learning program basics is an essential part, and adding a personal theme by incorporating a project that they can tailor to their interests can help with project buy-in. No paper is needed with this digital art lesson!

This lesson plan pack is extremely comprehensive. Even if you have zero experience with Canva, you can learn along with the students with the resources included. This is a perfect intro to learning about design-based careers such as graphic design.

All in all this Canva project pack has:

  • Lesson Plan (with big idea, national standards, vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, and more)
  • 2 PowerPoints
  • Research activity
  • Brainstorm activity
  • Canva how to
  • Canva project steps
  • Project checklist
  • Critique reflection
  • Project rubric

Check out my elements of design worksheet pack here. Use these handouts with this project to further deepen your student’s understanding of the elements of design.

Check out my principles of design worksheet packet here to reinforce ideas in your Introduction to Design course. These are also perfect for distance learning art and have digital fill-in options.

Check out my shoe design project and teach your students the basics of Adobe Illustrator (this is a great precursor to this project). Check out my book cover and album design cover projects here (another great precursor and intro to Adobe Photoshop).

Check out additional Canva projects and graphic design projects and resources here.

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