Visual fundamentals of three-dimensional design. A basic experience in the expression of personal ideas in form, using a variety of techniques and methods for forming materials.
Learning Outcome Overview:
The objective of this class is to introduce the student to the tools, techniques and vocabulary that are essential to the development of understanding three-dimensional design. By the end of term, the student will become familiar with the elements and principles of three-dimensional design, explore concept, 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 three-dimensional elements and develop an understanding of their meaning and the possibilities inherent in their use. These Elements include, but are not limited to: Form, Line, Plane, Volume, Texture, Color, and Space. We will use these basic elements to explore more elaborate Principles of three-dimensional design that include but are not limited to: Unity/Harmony, Balance, Scale, Emphasis, Repetition, Rhythm and Variety.
As we conclude the semester, projects will become more dependent on individual initiative and creativity.
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