1. Urban Archeology
    Concepts Covered: Shape (Organic, Geometric), Picture Plane, Picture Frame, Figure-Ground Relationships (Obvious, Ambiguous), Unity, Economy
  2. Aural Topographies
    Concepts Covered: Line, Rhythm, Repetition, Monotony, Variety, Pattern and Texture
  3. Value-Added Portraits
    Concepts Covered: Value, grayscale, achromatic, emphasis, contrast, shadow, highlight, narrow value, broad value, high key, low key, mixed key, open-value composition, closed-value composition, scale, visual hierarchy, movement.
  4. Saturation Studies
    Concepts Covered: Hue, Saturation, Prismatic Color, Muted Color, Chromatic Gray, Achromatic Gray, Luminosity, Primary Colors, Secondary Colors, Complementary Colors, Warm, Cool.
  5. Color Interaction Pairings
    Concepts Covered: Simultaneous Contrast, After Images, Optical Mixing, Complementary Colors, Temperature, Psychology of Color
  6. Color Harmony
    Concepts Covered: Analogous, Complements, Near-Complements, Split-Complements, Tonal Progression, Shades, Tints, Proportion (scale, interval), Triadic Color System, Concept, Form, Content
  7. Humument
    Semester-long research project


Projects will be collected or critiqued at the beginning of each class on the due date. If you miss a class on a day that an project is due and do not make prior arrangements to turn in your work, you will not receive credit for the project. Points are taken away from your final grade for any project turned in late or inadequately or partially completed. Only projects that adhere to documented instructions and are presented in a clean, professional manner will be accepted for credit.

Your project’s creative process will be documented via posts on the class site and should demonstrate:

  1. Research and Inspiration
  2. Experimentation and 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

Print this page Download PDF