Introduces the basic visual elements and principles of design, along with a wide range of visual problem solving strategies, and theoretical guidelines regarding two-dimensional composition. Covers a variety of art media and processes, and formal art and design vocabulary. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
- To expose students to two-dimensional design fundamentals, the principles and elements of design, quality craftsmanship, and graphic skills.
- To explore design history and ideas influencing the fields of art and design and build a solid foundation in two-dimensional imagery.
- The ruler
Recognize the markings on a ruler and demonstrate the ability to use it.
- The grid
Utilize a grid to copy and change the scale of a picture.
- The Visual Elements and the Principles of Design
Recognize, identify and define the Visual Elements and Principles of Design.
- The Visual Elements
Create original works of art that display an understanding of the visual elements as used in two dimensional art: line, form and volume, space, value, texture and motion
- The Principles of Design
Create original works of art that display an understanding of the principles of design as used in two dimensional art: unity and variety, emphasis and subordination, scale and proportion, balance and rhythm
- Craftsmanship and professional skill set
Employ craftsmanship along with a professional skill set in the construction of original two dimensional compositions.
- The Design Process
Demonstrate an understanding of, and effectively utilize, the design process in the development of original two dimensional compositions.
- Critical analysis
Examine, evaluate, analyze and critique art work created by one self as well as that of peers.*
- Historical overview
Discuss and interpret how the Visual Elements and Principles of Design have been used through history.
Assessment and Requirements
- Class participation
- Class critiques
- Assigned projects
- Quizzes and exams
- Instructor grading and portfolio review
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Provide, in writing, a request to the department. Indicate the rationale for requesting credit and describing the type of college-level learning or course descriptions. Portfolio must contain 3-5 pieces of evidence that illustrates competency in all course learning objectives. Department faculty will evaluate submitted portfolios based on the evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office. Interview with appropriate departmental faculty to discuss the request and work samples.
Interview, given in department by department faculty. Faculty will interview applicants based on submitted portfolio and will assess against evaluation rubric. Evaluation rubric and student checklist located in Division Office.