Critique & Lines | Wed 09/20

Last week we started Project 1 focusing on to the Principle of Organization Unity.

This week we start the class by looking into what it takes to teach and learn. You will work on Project 2 to continue to explore ways to abstract from the subject matter by focusing on the Element of Design Line and the Principle of Organization Emphasis & Focal Point. We will also exercise giving and receiving Critiques.

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.

When inserting the images please in the text 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.

In Class


What it takes to teach and learn?

Blackboard Posts on Unity

Hang Project 1 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid for E-portfolio presentation

Watch the video on Critique

Project 1 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid Class Critique.

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

In group, discuss the two readings and using the Critique Worksheet formally critique each others Project 1. Next use use the Project's rubric to grade the artwork. Consult with your partner. Be prepared to discuss the critiques.

At Home

Before you start, go through the videos/presentations below:


Focal Point

Rule of Thirds

How to Use Rubber Cement

Work on Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions Steps 1, 2 & 3.

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 1" 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:
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.