#14622 | Thursday
12 pm to 3:50 pm
A variety of 2D design concepts and tools are introduced to foster visual literacy, and deepen appreciation of the role of design in art and culture. Students create projects that explore elements and principles of design, including line, shape, space, value, sequence, and color, while developing fluency in the handling of media, and an increased awareness of craftsmanship. Lectures and critiques cultivate verbal communication skills to foster a facility with the language of art and design, and basic computer skills are introduced in the creation of an online portfolio. 4 hrs.
Learning Outcomes Objectives + MeasuresUpon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Create designs that demonstrate craftsmanship in a range of design media, including pen, collage, and gouache. All Exercises and Projects.
Use a variety of mark-making/painting techniques to create variation of line and value (line thickness, line quality, line proximity, compressed and expanded space, mixing tints and shades). All Exercises, Projects 2 to 8, Final Project.
Use of variety of design strategies (overlapping, scale, value, perspective) to create the illusion of 3D volume/space on a 2D surface. All Exercises, Projects 3 to 8, Final Project.
Create designs that are unified, activate the entire picture plane, and establish a focal point and visual flow. All Exercises and Projects.
Demonstrate the ability to use and differentiate between the elements of 2D design: line, shape, value, color, and texture. All Exercises and Projects.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of organization (negative/positive space, figure/ground relationships, contrast, repetition, emphasis, harmony and balance, directional forces). All Exercises and Projects.Demonstrate understanding and ability to apply basic concepts of color theory (hue, value, saturation, color schemes, and complementary colors). Exercise 3, Project 8, Final Project
Identify and describe elements and principles of design in selected designs. Weekly class critiques, Reading & Research Blackboard posts & E-portfolio self-critiques, Final Project Written Statement.
Identify design strategies that are used to communicate a predetermined meaning or emotion (mark-making, high/low contrast, emotive color, composition, geometric/organic shapes). Weekly class critiques, Reading & Research Blackboard posts, E-portfolio self-critiques, especially Projects 4 to 8, Final Project.
Demonstrate technical proficiency in basic design media and techniques. Final Project and Final Project Written Statement.