Matthew Baker

Matthew Baker

Matthew is a commercial artist specializing in promotional marketing. His clients have included Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Mattel, and many other name brands. After 17 years in the industry, he has decided to give back to our community and has been teaching Graphics and Marketing in both public

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A Semester in Promotional Marketing Using Specialized Graphics


Program description

Matthew’s classes are a streamlined approach to graphic marketing. These tools accentuate communication by being mindful of your presentations. A valuable life skill that goes beyond the classroom.

Students will learn how to slide files between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, creating print-ready graphics for professional output. The course begins with students learning how to design and print


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development, School Site After School Programming, School Site Summer Camp, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshop/Class
Artistic Discipline: Media Arts, Visual Arts
Subject: Media Arts, Visual Arts
Population served: Grade 07, Grade 08, Grade 09, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Students with Special Needs
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

This program is currently open.

Available times:

Classes are available during regular school schedules.

Length of program: 50 minute classes, two to three days a week, during the semester.
Space / technical requirements:

The course requires computers with Adobe software. One student per machine.

Fieldtrips to a full functioning print shop in Windsor are available.

Internships are available at the Windsor studio.


This program is currently available to Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, and Windsor schools.

Fees / Ticketing:

Pricing is open for discussion. The number of students, classes, and training your staff to carry this class the following semester needs to be factored in. My goal is to hand the program off, then offer my coaching when needed.

Prop 28 passed, dedicating more than $900 million in additional funding to arts education in public schools. This program is a qualified resource.

The semester will begin with loaned equipment. This would include a wide format printer, 200 sheets of transfer paper, and a printing press. If you continue carrying the program, buying the startup equipment is recommended.

Supporting Materials


Two or more years of educational programming experience: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Criminal background check(s) available: Yes