Course projects and experiments will be listed here throughout the semester.

  1. Project #1: Curious Artifacts
  2. Project #2: Pattern Mashup
  3. Project #3: Value Portraits
  4. Project #4: Saturation Ranges
  5. Project #5: Color Interaction Pairings
  6. Project #6: Color Harmony
  7. Ways of Seeing 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 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 creative process should demonstrate:

  1. Ideation and Experimentation
  2. Iteration and Revision
  3. Development of New Skills and Craft
  4. Expression of Form, Emotions, Concepts, and/or Voice
  5. Effective Time Management
  6. Thoughtful Reflection (verbal and written)

Past Projects

  1. Urban Archeology
    Concepts Covered: Shape (Organic, Geometric), Frame, Figure-Ground Relationships (Obvious, Ambiguous), Unity, Economy
  2. Sound Visualizations
    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