Thurs 09/20 | Mon 09/24
Critique | Line

Last week we started to work on Project 2: Dynamic Composition focusing on to the Element of Design Line and Principles of Organization Unity and Emphasis & Focal Point.

This week we will continue to work on Project 2, do our first Self-evaluation, and work with Wordpress e-portfolio. You will also be introduce to Project 3: Photography, Repetition and Grid.

Due for This Class

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.

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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

In Class


Blackboard Post 3 | Unity & Variety

Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions Steps 1 to 3

At Home

Finalize Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions mounted on Bristol board.
Photograph your artwork and upload to your Wordpress E-portfolio.

After reading Design Basics: Line pps 128 [Introduction] to 139 [end of Creating Variety & Emphasis post on Blackboard Discussion Board topic: "3. Reading Response | Line" visual examples (Magazines or Internet) of:
1. Atual 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

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Shape, Curvilinear, Rectilinear, Geometric, Organic, Complex Shape, Positive Space, Negative Space, Figure, Ground, Background, Figure/Ground Value Reversal, Subjective, Contrast, Rhythm, Movement, Repetition, Expressive.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words.