Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are to be finished and ready at the beginning of each class.

Assignments are not accepted late!

In the case of an absence, email me the link for your e-portfolio with the projects and exercises due that day before the end of the missed class meeting time. The physical project/exercise along with your sketchbook must be handed in by the beginning of the next class.


Values of the Graded Assignments:

Graded Assignments

Projects & Exercises | E-Portfolio | Vocabulary Words | Reading and Research Posts on Blackboard | Final Assessment


Projects & Exercises 60 points

Each project is designed to implement the tools and techniques you have learned in class. Projects will be assigned each class and are due the following class unless otherwise instructed. Projects will be evaluated according to their individual grading criteria.

Project 1: Photography, Repetition, & the Grid

5 points

Project 2: Dynamic Compositions

5 points

Project 3: Variation of Line

5 points

Project 4: Black & White Shape Compositions

5 points

Project 5: Directional Dominance

5 points

Project 6: Texture

8 points

Project 7: Value-Self-Portrait

8 points

Project 8: Color Schemes

10 points

Exercise 1: Line to Value

2 points

Exercise 2: Texture

2 points

Exercise 3: Color

5 points


E-Portfolio 10 points

You should maintain a digital e-portfolio on your own Wordpress website that you create.

Each week you will upload an image of your project and a weekly writing.

These are both due the same day that your project is due!

You will be assigned a written critique of the project you completed. You will refer to the provided guidelines and your textbook to incorporate design vocabulary learned for the specific project.

Label each writing with the project number and name. It is recommended that you first complete this in Microsoft Word and then paste it into your blog, this way you avoid any accidents from occurring! Computers have a funny way of freezing or crashing at the wrong times.

All writing must utilize correct spelling and grammar.


Reading and Research Posts on Blackboard 10 points

Reading and research complement your learning and are necessary to help you understand the content visually and intellectually. There are fifteen posts and each is worth one (1) point that is broken down the following way:

• Following post guideline criteria: 0.5 of the point.
• Meeting deadline: 0.5 of the point.


Vocabulary Words 5 points

In this course you will be exposed to very specific words used to describe form and art in general. In order to help you retain the words and their meanings you will be required to maintain a hand-written notebook or sketchbook with the assigned vocabulary words.

Each set of vocabulary words is worth one (1) point.


Final Assessment 15 points

Your final assessment is a combination of a Final Project and Final Written Statement.

Final Project (10 points)

Your final project will utilize all of the techniques you learned in class. We will explore how to use these techniques and apply them to an initial concept. The final project will be critiqued during our scheduled final assessment period.

Final Written Statement (5 points)

You will also complete a written artist statement in support of your final project using design vocabulary. The artist statement is a detailed essay describing the design elements, techniques, composition, and concepts utilized within your final project.

Grading Criteria:

Craftsmanship (up to 2 pts)
Composition (up to 2 pts)
Principles of Organization (up to 2 pts)
Color Theory (up to 2 pts)
Form & Content (up to 2 pts)

Uploaded Project to E-portfolio (up to 1 pt)
Written Statement to E-portfolio (up to 1 pt)
Vocabulary (up to 1 pt)
Analysis (up to 1 pt)
Presented Final Project during Final Assessment class (up to 1 pt)


Projects & Exercises | E-Portfolio | Vocabulary Words | Reading and Research Posts on Blackboard | Final Assessment