Wed 03/07 | Thurs 03/08
Texture | Midterm Presentations

This week we continue to abstract a design's Degree of Representation by exploring the Element of Design Texture to help us perceive Tactile and Visual characteristics, while also focusing on creating Illusion of Space and depth through value gradation.

We will also do the MidtermSelf-Evaluation individual reviews.

Due for This Class

After reading Design Basics: Texture find visual examples for the terms below and place them in a post with their corresponding names.
Sense of Touch
Tactile Texture
Implied Texture
Collage Made with Found Objects
Trompe L'Oeil.
Due class 8.

Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials:

Finalize Project 4 | Texture, upload and critique on E-portfolio.

Complete and bring to class your midterm self-evaluation to present on the individual midterm reviews.

Make sure your Wordpress E-portfolio is updated up to Project 4 for presentation. You will read Project 4 self-critique

Reminder: Your midterm grades are available in Blackboard under Points Earned | My Grades. Students who are failing the class can withdraw from the course until March 26 without having their GPA affected. Please note that if you are a FAFSA recipient you may have to pay back part of your tuition when you withdraw from classes. Do consider your choices wisely.

In Class


Read, Research & Post to Blackboard 6: Texture

. Pattern,
. Sense of Touch,
. Tactile Texture,
. Implied Texture,
. Collage Made with Found Objects,
. Trompe L'Oeil.

Hang Project 4 | Texture.

Midterm Wordpress E-portfolio presentations

Present Project 4 | Texture presentations and read your self-critique.

Individual midterm self-evaluation reviews

Review Project 4 | Texture.

At Home

Revised Project 4 | Texture finalized and uploaded to E-portfolio with written critique. Due at the beginning of Class 9.

After going through the presentation on Value and reading Design Basics: Value find visual examples for the terms below and post them to Blackboard post 7. Design Basics Value. Due at the beginning of Class 10.
Representational Illusion of Light
Non-representational Illusion of Light
Value Pattern
Low Key
High Key
Atmospheric Perspective
Physical Space
Psychological Space

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Value Range, Tint, Shade, Value Contrast, Achromatic Gray, Chiaroscuro, Value Pattern, Shading, High Key, Low Key.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words, in "Design Basics", or researching the web. Due at the beginning of Class 10.

Bring all your painting supplies to the next class!
White Acrylic Paint | Black Acrylic Paint | All Paintbrushes | Scissors | Mixing Palette | Container for Water along with your Drawing Paper, Bristol Board, Ruler, Pencils, Xacto Knife and Rubber Cement.