1. View From My Window : Figure-Ground Relationships
    Concepts Covered: Picture Plane, Picture Frame, Figure / Ground (Obvious, Ambiguous), Shape, Economy
  2. Aural Topographies
    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
  7. Final Project
    Bringing it all together: Concept, Form, Content


Assignments will be collected or critiqued at the beginning of each class (when attendance is taken) on the due date. If you miss a class on a day that an assignment is due and do not make prior arrangements to turn in your work, you will not receive credit for the assignment. Points are taken away from your final grade for any assignment turned in late 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