2D Design Fall 2014
wednesday 8/27 Intro, syllabus, materials, Design Principles Read Chapter 1……………
Sept 3: UNITY: Mixed Media Read Chapter 2 Unity Critique: Sept 10
Exercise: Make a grid on your paper approx. 4 boxes across and 5 boxes down. Draw a leaf (or any other form you wish) in such a way that the outer edges project into each of the outside boxes. You can further divide each square by adding the vein structure of the leaf. Treat each box with a different medium or combination of mediums. The task is to experiment with the possibilities of different media while preserving the sense of organic unity in the work as a whole.
Sept 10: Project# 1:The three faces of ................... . Critique: Sept 17
The problem is to combine disparate elements into one cohesive composition that has a sense of organic unity. To do this you must choose a subject, and deal with a minimum of three separate aspects of that subject. You choose the medium.
Sept 17: EMPHASIS (dominance) Read Chapter 3 Critique Sept 24
Project #2 What’s the point? By using contrast, isolation, and/or manipulating placement, create a composition which has a definite emphasis or focal point. This work must make a statement, or be done from a clear, conceptual, point of view.
Sept 24: SCALE (proportion). Chapter 4 Critique Oct 1
Project # 3: Create a work of art in which you manipulate scale to create emphasis. Think in terms of a juxtaposition of scale, the use of multiple scales ,or a confusion of scale. This is to be done in collage. Be on the look-out for materials and images you will use.
Oct. 1: BALANCE Chapter 5 Critique Oct 8
Project #4 Design a poster
Exercise:. Make preliminary sketches utilizing four different kinds of balance: Symmetrical (or approximate symmetry); Asymmetrical; Radial; Crystallographic (all over pattern)
Then Select the most dynamic of the sketches and render in any medium
Oct. 8: RHYTHM (repetition) Chapter 6 Critique Oct 15
Exercise: work with shapes cut, or torn, out of construction paper you are to use repeated shapes to make two small compositions. One, composition should establish a sense of calm, the other express agitation. These are 2 separate compositions and do not have to relate to each other,
Project # 5: “Once upon a time..........” Using repetition of line, shape, value patterns and/or texture to help create a rhythm, illustrate, or do a work loosely based on a scene from a fairy tale or nursery rhyme. The rhythms established in the piece should help convey the mood or situation.
Oct 15: LINE: chapter 7. also read chapter 11 (motion) Critique Oct. 22
Exercise: Using brush and ink wash do three gesture drawings of objects and three of people.
Project # 6: 200 lines. Create a sense of movement through space using approx. 200 lines.(This is to be a non-objective compostition.)
Mid term quiz Oct 22
Oct 22: SHAPE: chapter 8 Critique Oct 29
Exercise: Use non-objective shapes to describe three sets of opposites.
Project #7:POSITIVE/NEGATIVE (FIGURE/GROUND) Using scratchboard as your medium, produce a work in which the positive and negative shapes are of equal importance, or one in which there is an ambivalence between figure and ground. It can be a tessellation, but does not need to be.
Oct 29: Project #8 : Morphing (Shape changing)”You bring out the Beast in me”. Critique Nov 5
Turn a person into an animal, or an animal into a person, in 8 or 9 steps. These may be done as a one unified composition, in a story board format, on a grid, or any other format that works. Make use of the narrative aspect of art. The piece might make some comment about human or animal nature.
Nov 5: TEXTURE: Chapter 9
Project #9: Logo with texture Critique Nov 12
Compose a logo for yourself or a business (real or imaginary) in which the texture is an important part of the design.
Nov. 12: SPACE : Chapter 10
Exercise: Make two small non-objective compositions. Create one composition, which stays on the surface (decorative or shallow space) and one, which implies space
Project # 10: “The Other Side”.......... Critique Nov. 19
Using a discernible one, two or three point perspective, create an imaginary place, alternate reality or universe, that includes a believable space. You can also use value changes to help you create the illusion.
Nov. 19: VALUE: Chapter 12
· High Key /Low Key Create a Value scale from Black to white using charcoal or graphite. Create another using only hatching marks.
· From life or photo reference render a subject by only using value changes, no lines.
Project #11 What’s the value in that? (line as value) Critique December 3
Get a black and white photo of something you think of as valuable. Grid your paper into a 1 inch grid. Draw the object so that it is touching the edges of the format in at least 3 places. Reproduce the intensity of value in each section of the photo by creating linear patterns.
Dec. 3 Critique value project. Prepare work for final critique.
Final Critique and quiz: Wednesday December 11 2:00-4:00 p.m.