AR 122 Two Dimensional Design
Jerry Nevins, Professor
Albertus Magnus College
Examples of the projects in thumbnail form:Day classes
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the elements and concepts of two-dimensional design. Familiarity with the terminology, concepts and basic materials utilized in the studio by visual artists will be explored. An understanding of two dimensional design principles underlies all 2-D art from drawing and painting to photography, illustration and graphic design.
We will exploit the powerful manipulative power of the computer using Adobe Photoshop.
Design is the process of selection of all visual elements used by artists to express themselves. These elements are shape, value, texture, color, line, space and mass. Visual sensitivity and a working knowledge of the design elements is developed by solving a series of 2-D problems, employing a variety of media and materials.
Principles taught in this course have direct application to all art media and provide a foundation and direction for learning skills in other courses.
The studio experience is different from most classes and is interactive by nature. As concepts are presented, projects will be assigned to provide an opportunity to visually express an understanding of the design principles. This interactive mode functions best when all members of the class participate and share their ideas. There is a definite benefit to evaluating projects in progress to ensure successful visual solutions. Building your portfolio of images on fotothing.com each week is vital to doing well and making progress in this class.
This is an A level course and is part of the general education program, "Invitation to Insight" and it fulfils the fine arts requirement. As such, the goals of the class as well as those stated above are to encourage you in:
• Creative thinking
• Informed engagement of works of art
• Developing your vocabulary in art to be able to articulate visual ideas more fully.
• Provide an overview of how the ideas in this course illuminate understanding of all two dimensional art including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, etc.
The major topics to be covered are:
Introduction to digital bitmapped or raster imaging.
Line, Shape, Form, Texture, Perspective and Color.
Projects will be assigned to visually realize the design principles covered.
The final grade will be a composite of all completed projects and an evaluation of your class participation on the class blog.
1. To discover the basic principles of two dimensional design through the manipulation of black, white and gray in studying the elements of design.
2. To encourage you to adopt a creative approach to problem solving and to become self-critical in the editing of the work.
3. To develop a vocabulary of terms specific to the visual arts and particularly two dimensional art.
figure and ground
Design using chance and happenstance.
Download and install Photoshop. It is made available to you as part of your online class. Do this:
1) Go to https://creativecloud.adobe.com/apps/all/desktop
2) Type your Albertus email address under where it says sign in. Click Continue.
3) It will redirect you to the Albertus sign in portal. Sign in like you normally do.
4) Scroll down the page until you see "creative cloud." Click download.
5) Go through the installation process. and then download photoshop through the creative cloud application on your desktop.
Update: new video using Photoshop 2021 The tools are the same today as in the past.
Do at least 6 - 10 pieces for each project!
20. The Celtic Knot, Part 2 Newer Video, do this
Online Fractal generator, may use to explore and export images without downloading Ultrafractal
Watch M.C. Escher create his "Snakes" Woodcut... Shows him at work in this traditional printmaking technique 1 min 56 sec.
Ask questions about the problem and how it relates to art issues. Show an interest in your own work and what the rest of the class is doing. Do more work that is required by the class assignments. Try to improve you skills with each new problem. Do your best... help others. A portfolio of all of the semester's work will be reviewed at the end of the term. Each project should be put into its own folder on your google drive and there should be 6-10 or more variations in it. Lable the folders project 1, project 2, etc. Each folder is worth 4 points.
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Recommended Text: Having a copy of one of these texts will
greatly enhance your understanding of and ability to create novel designs
in this class.
Wong, Wucius, Visual Design on the Computer, 2nd Edition many almost new copies at Amazon starting at $7.99
Lewandowsky and Zeischegg, A Practical Guide to Digital Design Available starting at $5.99 at Amazon... the link will take you there
Arnheim, R. Art and Visual Perception. ________.
Visual Thinking, De Sausmarez, Maurice.
The Dynamics of Visual Form. Fisher, M.P. and Zelanski, P.,
Design, Principles and Problems. Grillo, Paul Jacques.
Form, Function and Design. Klee, Paul.
Pedagogical Sketch Book. Larkin, Eugene.
Design: The Search for Unity. Itten, Johannes.
Design and Form; The Basic Course at the Bauhaus. ____________.
The Elements of Color. Paratore, Philip Carlo.
Art and Design. Sharpe, Deborah T.
The Psychology of Color and Design. Wong, Wucius.
Principles of Color Design. __________.
Principles of Two-Dimensional Design.