Wed 01/17 | Thurs 01/18
Intro | Degrees of Representation



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

Why Design?

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?

Navigating the course site

Working with Blackboard

Introduction to E-portfolio

Project 1 | Dynamic Compositions

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!

Go to E-portfolio and execute Parts 1 through 6: Create a Wordpress account, add the required pages and post your URL address to Blackboard.
If you already have a Wordpress e-portfolio, add Art 112 pages and post your URL to Blackboard.

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 "E-portfolio URL" Forum and select the "Create Thread" to paste the link to your E-portfolio.

Post 1. Design Basics: Line
After reading Design Basics: Line pps 128 [Introduction] to 139 and Design Basics: Line pps 140 [Line as Value] to 149 Find and post visual examples for each of the terms below:
1. Actual Lines
2. Implied Lines
3. Psychic Lines
4. Contour Drawing
5. Gesture Drawing
6. Angry Lines
7. Calm Lines
8. Stable Lines
9. Happy Lines
A. Dark Line Technique
B. Explicit Line
C. Lost-and-Found Contour
D. Inherent Line

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.

Execute Project 1 | Dynamic Compositions Step 1.
Bring the materials used in this project to Class 2: C
ardboard | 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.