Wed 09/08 | Mon 09/20
Shape & Space | Balance

Last week you were introduced to the Course Outline and site. We worked in groups to explore Creativity. You were also introduced to the Components of Art and worked with the Elements of Design Shape and Space and the Principle of Organization Balance.

This week you will be formally introduced to how to critique continue to explore the Degrees of Representation by focusing on the Element of Design Line and the Principle of Organization Movement to work on Project 2.

Homework Due for Class 2

Go through the course Course Outline carefully to make sure you understand what this course is about, what is expected of you, and how you can succeed in the course. Get acquaint with the course site and Blackboard. Please take a moment to complete your bio in Blackboard. Don't forget to add your picture!

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In Blackboard, Go to Blackboard Readings and Post and choose 1. Introduce yourself

Blackboard Readings and Post choose 2. Element of Design Shape & Space | Design Basics: Shape & Space pps 162 [Nonobjective Shapes] to 173 [end of Positive/Negative Shapes]
After reading Design Basics: Shape | Space complete the sentences below based on the text you read and share visual examples to represent the terms below:
1. "Our visual perception is dependent on our ability to ______________________________"
2. The general rule of perception states that (all things being equal) our eye tend to read ______________ shapes as ____________ and _____________ shapes as ______________."
3. Share visual examples of the affirmations in #2.
4. Share a visual example of Exaggerated Shape or Distortion.
5. Share a visual example of Distortion and Expression.
6. Share a visual example of Idealism in Art.
7. Complete the sentence: "Abstraction implies a simplification of _____________________________."
8. Share an example of Biomorphic (Organic) Shapes.
9. What is Pure Form?
10. Share a visual example of Curvilinear Shapes.
11. Share a visual example of Rectilinear Shapes. 12. What are negative shapes?
13. What are positive shapes?
14. Share a visual example of Isolation of shapes.
15. Share a visual example of Integration of shapes.
16. Share a visual example of Emphasis on Integration of shapes.
17. Share a visual example of Ambiguity.

Log in to Blackboard, go to the 2D Design course and open the Discussion Board - The link for the Discussion Board is on the left side in the navigation panel. Open the "Design Basics: Line" Forum and select the "Create Thread" to post your images.

Here is a link to a video showing how to use the Blackboard Content Editor to paste text, insert video, etc.

When inserting the images in the text, please use the image icon to upload the image file to Blackboard's text editor. DO NOT copy and paste images or files into Blackboard's content editor, they will not show to the readers.
You can also work on a text editor such as Microsoft Word and save the file as PDF. Click on the link icon in the Blackboard content editor to upload the PDF file. DO NOT upload a DOC or DOCX file. It will not be read!

Upload Project 1 | B&W Shape Composition a good photo of the three versions of the project to Blackboard under Projects. Select the entry for Project 1 | B&W Shape Composition, then click on Create Journal Entry. Make sure the three versions are finalized and each mounted on Bristol board. Do not fold, bend or wrinkle the work.

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


ZOOM Netiquette

Blackboard Post 1 | Intro

Blackboard Post 2 | Design Basics: Shape & Space

Watch the video on Critique

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

In groups, discuss the two readings and using the Project's rubric formally critique each others Project 1. Be prepared to discuss the critiques.

Project 1 | B&W Shapes Composition Class Critique.

Homework for Class 3

Project 2 | Dynamic Compositions Finalized.
Due uploaded to Blackboard in the beginning of Class 3.

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 in the text please 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 visual 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
17. Strong Focal Point respecting the Rule of Thirds
18. Strong Visual Flow

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Composition, Creative Brainstorming, Craftsmanship, Subject Matter, Content, Form, Context, Representational, Naturalism, Abstraction, Non-representational/Objective, Unity, Rule of Thirds, Contrast, Alignment, Repetition, Proximity, Harmony, Balance, Symmetry, Asymmetrical Balance.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words.

Bring Project 3 | Photography, Repetition & the Grid Steps 1 to 3 to class to finalize and mount on Bristol board. Do not fold, bend or wrinkle the work.
Printed Photographs or High-gloss Magazine Cut-outs | 14” x 17” Bristol Board | HB Mechanical Pencil | Vinyl Eraser | Ruler | Xacto Knife | Cutting Mat | Scissors | Glue Stick | Rubber Cement.