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Two-Dimensional Design

ART 115

Two-Dimensional Design

ART 115

Course Description

Explores basic two-dimensional design elements such as: line, form, space, value, texture and color. Employs a variety of media to develop a basic design vocabulary. (30-60)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate recognition of design problems.

Objectives:

  • Analyze design problems.
  • Discuss and study art from different periods and regions to become familiar with how other artists have solved design problems.
  • Experiment visually and develop a direction for the design problem.

Practice principles of design.

Objectives:

  • Achieve unity in the design.
  • Develop a point of emphasis/focal point.
  • Achieve balance in the design - asymmetrical, symmetrical, radial.
  • Use scale, proportion, rhythm, shape, volume and texture in design.

Create illusion of space.

Objectives:

  • Use devices (size, overlapping, etc.) to show depth.
  • Use transparencies to create equivocal space.

Apply color theory to two-dimensional design.

Objectives:

  • Work hue into design.
  • Work color value into design.
  • Employ color intensity into design.
  • Utilize color schemes in design (complimentary colors, warm and cool colors, etc.)