Art 140 - Beginning Design: 2-D Media - Deborah Jenkins
|Course:||Beginning Design: 2-D Media|
This course is designed to prepare you with the fundamental understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design. Art 140 is an introductory level, art studio course during which we will make several 2-D artworks that explore different concepts and ideas on how to make an effective picture or design.
This class is lecture and studio (lab). In this class we will evaluate two-dimensional art works using appropriate art terminology and create 2-diminsional designs employing traditional and experimental techniques and media.
We will explore and work with the elements and principles of art/design.
Elements: line, space, color, shape, typography, value and texture. And the principles that activate them: balance, contrast, repetition, proportion and movement.
We will make art, there will be lectures and critiques to discuss art. Your ability and willingness to discuss your art and that of your fellow students is essential.
We will also view works of art and design throughout history made by important artists and designers to analyze and learn from them.
What to Expect in this Course
Teaching methods will include lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. During class time students will work in a studio environment. Students will work outside of class to complete projects and work on assigned projects. Work will be evaluated in a group critique and on an individual basis.
You are expected to spend a minimum of 10 hours studio time per week on class work.
Art supplies are required for this course. A material list will be reviewed at the first meeting. Dick Blick puts together a kit to purchase you need one.
Types of Assessments
There will be assigned projects covering the elements and principles of design.
Utilize appropriate materials and techniques to create space, volume, and form in two-dimensional compositions.
Use lines to create compositions that effectively solve design problems, including gesture, contour, and expressive and analytical quality.
Use value to imply shape and volume on a two-dimensional plane.
Create and manipulate attributes of space using 1 and 2 point perspective.
Employ the properties of color utilizing primary, secondary, and tertiary colors; color intensity and value scales.
Employ actual and implied texture to unify and activate two-dimensional compositions.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
There is no text book, the students will need to have art materials to complete the projects.
There is an art supply kit required for this course.
*Be prepared to purchase additional supplies as instructed or as needed.
Materials can be purchased at art stores, or students can purchase a kit from Dick Blick.
Other Relevant Course Information
I look forward to meeting and working with you, and am looking forward to a productive semester.
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Last updated: 07/11/2022 Sub#: 226