ART.-141 Basic Two-Dimensional Design
Credits 3 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-Requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016).
This is an introductory course in two-dimensional design. It is an introduction to underlying concepts for making and analyzing two-dimensional art. The focus is on the application of the use of design elements and principles with basic color theory to achieve specific goals for visual communication.
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:
● effectively define and utilize basic visual, verbal, and written vocabulary specific to two-dimensional art and design.
● correctly name, define, and effectively use the seven principles of design: line, form, space, texture, value, color, and light.
● correctly name, define, and use the seven principles of design: repetition, variety, emphasis, economy, proportion, balance, and rhythm.
● to conceptualize, visualize, design, and critique artwork that exploits two-dimensional space with a high degree of craftsmanship.
● to define, apply, and analyze design concepts/theory, including color theory specific to the creation of two-dimensional visual art.
● become familiar with significant artists and describe historical precedents that affect processes, materials, and conceptual elements in current two-dimensional art and design practices.
● effectively utilize and express representations, conceptual, symbolic, and/or metaphoric thought, drawing on research as well as one’s own personal experiences and/or interests in the design/creation of two-dimensional artwork.
● develop a work ethic consistent with the demands of becoming visual an artist.
● develop a portfolio of a minimum of 6 projects that are substantial artworks.