Art 141 01 Two Dimensional Design
Jackson State Community College
Instructor: Carol Norman (please call me Carol)
Office: C113G Phone: 424-3520 (ext.50 223)
If you need to have a conference with me it is best to make an appointment, but my office hours are posted on my office door and you are welcome to stop by during those times. I can sometimes be found in the art studios. The phone # here is: ext. 52550. My home phone # is 423 -1781. Only call me at home if itÕs very important and you cannot reach me at school.
Course Descritption: An exploration of the elements and principles of design. The course introduces a variety of 2-D media through a problem-solving approach.
Optional Texts Design Basics by David A. Lauer & Stepphen Pentak (any edition)
The projects are laid out in the same sequence as Design Basics. Please keep up with the reading. The purchase of the text is optional, but the reading is necessary. There are copies of the text in the studio, which you may read if you donÕt purchase the text.
Studio Course Additional Hours In order to consistent with art programs across TN, and to insure that our students have sufficient time to complete our course requirements 3 credit studio classes at JSCC carry the expectation of an additional 3 hours of studio time. Students enrolling in these classes should understand that they are making a commitment to put in a minimum of 6 hours studio time. The studio is available by passcode, Mon – Fri 7 am -7 pm You are welcome to work as long as there is no class in progress or the instructor gives you permission.
Art 141 is a foundation course where you will:
á explore the theory and practice of two-dimensional design
á investigate each of the basic elements of two dimensional design (line, shape, color, value, texture)
á create artwork in which you utilize the organizational principles of 2-D design. (Harmony/variety, unity, repetition/rhythm/movement, scale, economy, dominance /emphasis, space,)
á experiment with a variety of two dimensional media
á solve design problems
á build basic craft and compositional skills
á experiment with different approaches to art production
á view and discuss
a) the work of 2D artists
b) your own work
c) the work of your classmates
Please see the projects list for more specific objectives.
Assignments: This is a studio course and students should be prepared to work both in and outside of class on assignments. Please come to class ready to work and plan to stay at least for the scheduled class time. You will be assigned exercises that will be done in class, as well as a number of projects to be done both in class and out of class. There will be frequent critiques. It is important to be able to discuss your work and the feedback we get from critiques can help us view our work from a new perspective. Please do not miss critiques and have your assignments done on time so that they can be critiqued as a group.
Storage: Lockers are available for the storage of materials. They are available on a first come first serve basis. You must label the locker with your name and FallÕ12. You will have a flat file for paper storage.
Clean up: Since this is a shared studio, it is imperative that you clean up after yourself. You are responsible for cleaning your work area and putting away your artwork and materials All surfaces must be left clean. Please get in the habit of checking to make sure your work area is clean before leaving.
10 % of your grade will be based on two quizzes, on basic design concepts and vocabulary, given at mid-term and during the final critique. 90 % will be based on your individual progress in terms of concept and improvement of skills. as demonstrated in an individual portfolio review of all projects during the final critique. Keep all your work in good shape. Participation in discussions and critiques, as well your effort will be taken into consideration.
Each project will be critiqued and discussed in terms of:
á how well it solves the problem,
á how successful the design is, regardless of the problem,
á your craftsmanship
Attendance: Attendance is mandatory. You are allowed one week of absences per course. In a class that meets once a week you have only have one absence. Save it for an emergency.
Disabilities: Students with documented disabilities should notify me of any special needs that they may have. We want to make sure that all students have every opportunity to do well in this course.
Materials: You must have
Paper: 18 x 24 drawing paper (55 – 80 lb)
Pencils, 2B, 4B, 6B
Crow Quill Pen
Ultra fine sharpie marker
Rubber Cement Or Some Kind Of Glue
Small Brush (that comes to a good point)
List of suggested materials Search your house and find whatever art supplies you already have
Water Color Pencils
Prang Water Color Set ($3 @ WalMart)
Erasers, White, Kneaded
Bits of colored paper or fabric