student work

Color theory

Color and Human Emotions

Objectives:
 To explore color and its psychological effects
 To explore personal and cultural associations of color
 To understand your personal associations with colors in relation to cultural and historical associations
 To learn how to communicate with color
 To demonstrate clarity, logic and relevance with your color choices

Emotions:

anger, joy, sadness, love, jealousy, tranquility

Seasons:

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Questions to ask/answer each of your peers, and yourself,  in response to each one of the

six emotions and four seasons represented:
Clarity
Could you elaborate further?
Could you give an example?
Could you illustrate what you mean verbally as you visualize the emotion?
Logic
Does all of this make sense together (unified whole)?
Does the color work with the emotion?
Does your content illustrate your emotion?
Relevance
How does the color relate to the emotion?
How does it afford the evidence or make a stand or have significance to your color emotion?
How does this color help you target the emotion?

Response and Critique Process:

Working with your group, take notes on your discussion of each design, answering the questions listed above for each design.

Color and Self

Objectives:
 To explore concepts of color wheel and color theory: primary, secondary, tertiary, analogous, color and its psychological effects
 To explore personal associations to color as it pertains to you and your universe
 To understand your personal associations with colors in relation to cultural and historical sources

 To learn how to communicate symbolically with color
 To demonstrate clarity, logic and relevance with your color choices

Questions to ask/answer each of your peers, and yourself,  in response to the color scheme(s) chosen:
Clarity
Could you elaborate further?
Could you give an example?
Could you illustrate what you mean verbally as you visualize the piece?
Logic
Does all of this make sense together (unified whole)
Does the color work with your ideas of identity, place, culture, etc?
Does your content illustrate your state of mind?
Relevance
How do the colors relate to the you?
How does it afford the evidence or make a stand or have significance to you?
How does this color help you target the emotion?

Response and Critique Process:

Working with your group, take notes on your discussion of each design, answering the questions listed above for each design.

Design Fundamentals

This course emphasizes the core fundamentals of 2-D design as the building blocks of visual literacy and requires students to look at how artists and designers throughout history have used 2-D elements to further the boundaries of artistic expression and communication. Through lectures and hands-on assignments, students will gain a working knowledge of concepts and visual vocabulary needed to facilitate their understanding of visual organization. Assigned projects in a variety of media have been selected to develop technical skills, sensitivity, and perception in order to communicate effective artistic intent and vision. Note: this course is not a digital course.

Project 1

Design Principles & Division of Space

In this assignment students are asked to create eight vignettes that express their ideas about how the principles of design and division of space are used to create aesthetically pleasing compositions.

Objectives:

 To explore color basic design principles using simple shapes and confined space
 To explore the use of positive and negative space in two dimensional design
 To explore the use of depth and value in two dimensional design
 Concepts of simple and complex, fast and slow, loud and soft are explored
 To demonstrate clarity, logic and relevance with your composition choices

Phase 1:

Thumbnail designs for each of the design principles assigned.

Final:

Final inked designs chosen from the thumbnail process

Project 2

Exploring & Creating Motifs

In this assignment students are asked to research patterns and motifs from historical sources such as: Egyptian, Mexican, English, Irish, etc.

Objectives:

 To explore and research patterns used in ancient and historical design 
 To understand cultural use and history of chosen designs
 To learn how to engineer repeating patterns
 Create a varied design using 3-4 repeating patterns
 To demonstrate clarity, logic and relevance with your pattern and composition choices

Phase 1:

Historical research

Phase 2:

Visual discovery and editing

Phase 3:

2-up Thumbnails. Creating a repeating pattern.

Phase 4:

4-up Thumbnails. Finalizing repeating patterns.

Phase 5:

Final inked design with 1x1 pattern examples.

Project 3

What if...

In this assignment students are asked to research an artist and an object. From their findings they design a solution that answers the question “What if…”, for example: What if (artist) painted (object)? In this example the question was: What if Michael Kors designed coffee mugs.

Objectives:

 To explore and research the history of an artist and an object
 To understand symbolic use of objects and shapes

 Research and explore typography to find an appropriate font for the design
 To work with a narrative as a way of visually designing the two dimensional plane
 Using a creative and free style of drawing
 To demonstrate clarity, logic and relevance with your narrative

Phase 1:

Historical research and thumbnail sketching

Phase 2:

Final inked design.

Digital Portfolio

This course provides students with technical and design skills for the creation of a digital portfolio with interactive media suitable for presentation aggregating media works and a portfolio website. It also covers techniques for using and linking social media. Students use software tools for conversion, arranging, processing and presenting a variety media based on their past works. Students demonstrate knowledge of visual design and work with industry standard authoring software programs. Students create a time-based media with original visual content and audio sound design. Students learn to format and design their own media materials for inclusion in professional resumes. 

Objectives:
 Create an online portfolio website and link a variety of online social media resources
 Construct a media rich digital reel of past or current work
 Graduate

 

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