Introduction to underlying concepts for making and analyzing two-dimensional art. Application of the use of design elements and principles with basic color theory to achieve specific goals for visual communication is studied.
The objective of this class is to introduce the student to the tools, techniques and vocabulary that are essential to the development of understanding two-dimensional design. By the end of term, the student will become familiar with the elements and principles of two-dimensional design, explore color theory, and develop a visual literacy through making art that reflects an understanding of craft, composition and content.
A significant component to this class includes introductions to a variety of materials, concepts, and techniques. Although this is a studio class, lectures, readings, demonstrations, and other materials will supplement the lessons. During the course we will focus on specific two-dimensional elements and develop an understanding of their meaning and the possibilities inherent in their use. These Elements include, but are not limited to: Line, Shape, Texture, Value, Color, and Space. We will use these basic elements to explore more elaborate Principles of two-dimensional design that include but are not limited to: Unity/Harmony, Balance, Contrast, Rhythm, Transition, Variety, and Dominance.
As we conclude the semester, projects will become more dependent on individual initiative and creativity.
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