Degrees of Representation | Unity
Wed 09/13

Last week you were introduced to the course syllabus and site. We also worked in groups to explore Creativity and the Design Process.

This week you will be introduced to the Components of Art , Degrees of Representation and the Principle of Organization Unity to work on Project 1.

Homework Due for Class 2

Go through our 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.

Purchase materials!

Go to E-portfolio and execute Parts 1 and 2: Create a Wordpress account, and post your URL address to Blackboard.
If you already have a Wordpress e-portfolio, skip Development 1 and post your URL to Blackboard.

Activate your WordPress account and post the link to your WordPress URL to the appropriate Discussion Board.
See tutorial Sharing URL in 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.

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

Execute Step 1 of Project 1 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid. Make sure you bring your camera cable and power cord so you can work on the project in class.

In Class


Wordpress Introductions

Wordpress E-portfolio: Title | About Page | Menus | Widgets -->

Components of Art, Degrees of Representation, Elements of Design,
Principles of Organization
Project 1 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid

Homework for Class 3

Design Basics: Unity

After reading Design Basics: Unity and going through the Principles of Organization: Unity presentation complete the sentences, answer the questions and/or find visual examples as requested below.

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

A. Complete the sentences below as they appear in the book.

"Unity means that a congruity or agreement exists among the elements in a design; they look as though they ____________________ _____________________(1 & 2), as though some visual connection beyond mere chance has caused them to come together. Another term for the same idea is ___________________(3). If the various elements are not harmonious, if they appear _____________________(4) or ____________________ (5), your composition falls apart and lacks unity."

"Since early in the twentieth century, psychologists have done a great deal of research on _________________________ (6) perception, attempting to discover just how the eye and brain function together. [ . . . ] The most widely known of these perception studies is called the _____________________ (7) theory of visual psychology."

B. For each one of the following visual concepts you need to post a strong example of a composition:
(There are eight visual concepts so you need eight different visual examples.)

8. Strong Unity.
9. Continuity
10. Repetition
11. Alignment
12. Proximity
13. Effective use of a Grid System
14. Repetition with emphasis on Unity
15. Repetition with emphasis on Variety
16. Chaos

Project 1 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid finalized and brought to class for critique. Due in the beginning of Class 3.

E-portfolio Project 1: Create a new post and upload a photograph/scan of your final artwork, and post the self-critique. Your E-portfolio Project 1 is due online by the beginning of Class 3.

Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions. Bring the materials used in this project to Class 3: 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.