Thus 09/13 | Mon 09/17
Critique | Lines



Last week you were introduced to the course syllabus and site. We worked in groups to explore Creativity. You were also introduced to the Components of Art and worked with the Elements of Design Shape and Space and the Principle of Organization Balance.

This week you will be formally introduced to how to critique continue to explore the Degrees of Representation by focusing on the Element of Design Line and the Principle of Organization Movement to work on Project 2.

Homework Due 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.

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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.



In Class

Attendance

Blackboard Post 1 | Design Basics: Balance

Blackboard Post 2 | Design Basics: Shape & Space

Review:

    Components of Art

Watch the video on Critique

Read Success Strategies in Art & Design - Unit 4 | Critiques: Giving and Getting Input and Intelligent Seeing

In groups, discuss the two readings and using the Project's rubric formally critique each others Project 1. Be prepared to discuss the critiques.

Project 1 | B&W Shapes Composition Class Critique.

Work on Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions steps 1 to 3.

Wordpress E-portfolio.

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.

Important:
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 2 | Dynamic Compositions Steps 1 to 3 and bring your sketches to class.
Due in the beginning of Class 3.

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Composition, Creative Brainstorming, Craftsmanship, Subject Matter, Content, Form, Representational, Naturalism, Abstraction, Non-representational, Unity, Emphasis, Focal Point, Visual Flow.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words.

Set-up Wordpress E-Portfolio and upload Project 1 along with its written critique.

9" x 12" Drawing Paper | 14” x 17” Bristol Board | Sketchbook | HB Pencil | Eraser | Ruler | Scissors | Xacto Knife | Artist Tape | Glue Stick | Rubber Cement