Thurs 09/06 | Mon 09/10
Intro to 2D Design



Welcome to
2D Design Course!

Our society usually associates artistic expression with born talent and divine inspiration but is that true? We start this course taking a closer look at the Creative Process and why we study 2D Design.

We will also go through the Syllabus and how to succeed in this class.



In Class

Faculty & Students Intro

Course site, class format & important rules: Course Syllabus, Calendar & Supplies

Navigating the course site & Blackboard

Creativity, Learning from Mistakes, Trial and Error:

Creativity Page

Watch "How To Be Creative"

Divided in groups go through the page on discuss how you see your creative process, what are the steps you use to explore new ideas, and what you can do to improve your creative thinking skills. Write you group's answers to discuss with the rest of the class.

In which areas of my life am I most creative?

How do I embrace failure?

How do I experience success?

What are the CHARACTERISTICS OF CREATIVE THINKING that I commonly apply in my life?

What can I think of as an example?

What are the CHARACTERISTICS OF CREATIVE THINKING that I seldom apply in my life?

What are the actions I normally take to DEVELOP CREATIVITY?

What are the actions I SHOULD take to DEVELOP CREATIVITY?

How do I deal with boredom? Do I abandon or embrace the challenge? How do I embrace?

Why Design?

Exercise 1 | Elements of 2D Design

Clean-up

Homework for Class 2

Go through the course Syllabus carefully to make sure you understand what this course is about, what is expected of you, and how you can succeed in the course. Get acquaint with the course site and Blackboard.

Purchase materials!

Design Basics: Balance
After reading Design Basics: Balance share an example for each of the terms below.:
1. Imbalance
2. Symmetrical Balance
3. Asymmetrical Balance
4. Radial Balance
5. Crystallography Balance

Log in to Blackboard, go to the 2D Design course and open the Discussion Board - The link for the Discussion Board is on the left side in the navigation panel. Open the "Design Basics: Line" Forum and select the "Create Thread" to post your images.

Here is a link to a video showing how to use the Blackboard Content Editor to paste text, insert video, etc.

IMPORTANT: When inserting the images in the text, please use the image icon
. Here is a How To use the Content Editor.
Do NOT post links or attach docs as they need to be copied or downloaded to be seen.

Design Basics: Shape & Space pps 162 [Nonobjective Shapes] to 173 [end of Positive/Negative Shapes]
After reading Design Basics: Shape | Space complete the sentences answer the questions below and share examples to represent the following:
1. "Our visual perception is dependent on our ability to ______________________________"
2. The general rule of perception states that (all things being equal) our eye tend to read ______________ shapes as ____________ and _____________ shapes as ______________."
3. Share examples of the affirmations in #2.
4. Share an example of Exaggerated Shape or Distortion.
5. Share an example of Distortion and Expression.
6. Share an exampnle of Idealism in Art.
7. Complete the sentence: "Abstraction implies a simplification of _____________________________."
8. Share an example of Biomorphic Shapes.
9. What is Pure Form?
10. Share an example of Curvilinear Shapes.
11. Share an example of Rectilinear Shapes. 12. What are negative shapes?
13. What are positive shapes?
14. Share an example of Isolation of shapes.
15. Share an example of Integration of shapes.
16. Share an example of Emphasis on Integration of shapes.
17. Share an example of Ambiguity.

Log in to Blackboard, go to the 2D Design course and open the Discussion Board - The link for the Discussion Board is on the left side in the navigation panel. Open the "Design Basics: Line" Forum and select the "Create Thread" to post your images.

Here is a link to a video showing how to use the Blackboard Content Editor to paste text, insert video, etc.

IMPORTANT: When inserting the images in the text, please use the image icon
. Here is a How To use the Content Editor.
Do NOT post links or attach docs as they need to be copied or downloaded to be seen.

Finalize Project 1 | B&W Shape Composition and bring the three mounted artworks to class. Do not fold, bend or wrinkle the work.
Bring the following materials to Class 2:
Cardboard | Magazines | 9" x 12" Drawing Paper | 14” x 17” Bristol Board | PITT Pen Set (Black) Graphite Pencil in Different Blackness | Eraser | Ruler | Xacto Knife | Cutting Mat | Scissors | Rubber Cement.