Course Description: An exploration of various technical methods of construction, production, and assembly used in the creation of art forms (2D, 3D, and 4D), integrated with an introduction to and application of the visual vocabulary of art (visual elements, principles of design, color theory).

Core Modules/Topics

  • Line
  • Color Theory
  • Visual Field
  • Planar Forms
  • Volume & Space
  • Motion & Time

Instructional Goals

  • Understand and apply core visual vocabulary–including: Visual Field, Motion, Descriptors, Color, Gestalt, and Depth Cues.
  • Experience a variety of techniques and materials: 2D, 3D, and digital.
  • Analyze and solve problems: addressing projects with strict or open-ended visual parameters, pre-visualization, expanding upon initial concepts, the value of artistic research, and navigating technical issues of construction/assembly.
  • Continue to develop creative discipline and artistic experimentation, including a rigorous personal work ethic.
  • Build comfort in the process of analysis and critique: the ability to objectively and constructively critique the results of your own work, as well as that of your peers.

Course Outcomes

  • Understanding of Core Visual Vocabulary
  • Application of Core Visual Vocabulary
  • Introduction to variety of techniques and materials (2D, 3D, digital)
  • Analyze and solve problems; experimentation, pre-visualization, research
  • Develop the ability to analyze and critique art and design