I do not have Quark at school but I do use Photoshop, Illustrator and
PageMaker. Some of the projects I give the students are: using a digital
photo of themselves, use Photoshop to create an interesting self-portrait
without losing oneself; create a brochure on a social issue ( a lot of
wonderful designs come from this and they are not all typical brochure
shapes); design a personalized logo and a complete set of stationery;
illustrate a song or poem using text; and poster designs.
These programs can do so much I am always looking for new projects that the
students will get excited over.