1. View From My Window : Figure-Ground Relationships
    Concepts Covered: Picture Plane, Picture Frame, Figure / Ground (Obvious, Ambiguous), Shape, Economy
  2. Aural Topographies : Visualizing Music
    Concepts Covered: Line, Rhythm, Repetition
  3. Value-Added Portraits
    Value, Emphasis, Focal Point
  4. Saturation Studies
    Hue, Saturation , Prismatic Color, Muted Color, Chromatic Gray, Achromatic Gray
  5. Color Interaction Pairings
    Simultaneous Contrast, After Images, Optical Mixing, Complementary Colors, Warm, Cool
  6. Color Harmony
    Tints, Shades, Monochromatic, Analogous, Complements, Split-Complements, Triads, Scale, Proportion


Assignments will be collected or critiqued at the beginning of each class (when attendance is taken). Points are taken away from your final grade for any assignment turned in late, missed or inadequately or partially completed. Only assignments that strictly adhere to documented instructions and are presented in a clean, professional manner will be accepted for credit.

Every assignment’s creative process will be documented in your Creative Process Book (sketch book) and should demonstrate:

  1. Research or Inspiration
  2. Experimentation or Iteration
  3. Development of Skill and Craft
  4. Expression of Form, Emotions, Concepts, and Voice
  5. Thoughtful Assessment (verbal and written)
  6. Significant work hours committed