Critique (1 hour)
- Setup your work somewhere in the classroom (spread out)
- Present the following:
- Creative Process Book
- Inked Thumbnails
- Cut-Paper Compositions
- Review Project Guidelines: Assignment #1 | A View from My Window | Figure-Ground Relationships
- Based on the project guidelines, anonymously choose 3 students that have successfully completed the project.
- Discuss the finished work in terms of concept, craft, what was learned, and the creative process:
- your name
- what you are presenting (title and design problem)
- which parts are successful and why
- which parts are unsuccessful and why
- what you learned from this exercise
Lecture (30 Min)
The Elements: basic components used as part of any composition, independent of the medium.
- Line: An series of points, which has length and direction. It can be the connection between two points, the space between shapes, or the path of a moving point. A closed line creates a shape.
The Principles: basic assumptions that guide the design practice.
- Rhythm: Is a repeated pattern, such as what we hear in music. In different art forms, it can be a very complex interrelationship or a regular, steady beat.
- Repetition: Repeating a sequence; occurring more than a few times. In design, repetition can create visual consistency and a sense of unity.
- Pattern: Unbroken repetition, the repeating of an line, object or symbol.
- Variety: Visual rhythm is often punctuated with variations or changes in color, texture, or form. Creating variety is easy. Too much variety can lead to chaos and confusion for the viewer. A designer must effectively use pace and spacing to create rhythm and achieve unity in a composition.
- Monotony: Without variety or change, excessive repetition can lead to boredom and uninteresting compositions.
Lab (1 Hour)
- Introduction to Assignment #2 | Aural Topographies : Visualizing Music
- Materials needed:
- Creative Process Book, pencils (wide range from 4h to 4B), inking pens (range from thick to thin).
- Your favorite piece of music on CD or flash drive.
- Work in class.
- Complete the first experiments for Assignment #2 : Line Networks : Monotony and Variety
- Materials needed next class: 9×12″ Bristol, ruler/t-square, pencils, inking pens, tape. — check website for extra supplies.