Course DescriptionStudents develop an understanding of the elements of art and principals of design, gaining a visual vocabulary and critical eye. Students will learn about positive and negative space; balance, scale, repetition, and contrast; and color theory. This introductory course focuses on hand-execution of all class exercises. Class includes time in the Museum’s galleries to view artworks and discuss the application of two-dimensional design.
- Lesson 1: Elements & Principles of Design/Positive & Negative Space
- Lesson 2: Principle Focus: Balance, Scale, Proximity, Repetition, Contrast, Variety, Unity & Hierarchy
- Lesson 3: Color Theory & Relativity
By the end of the course, participants will have a strong foundation and effective knowledge of the basics and theory of design.
Supplies Instructor Will Provide
- Black markers of various thicknesses (Sharpies, Micron)
- Scissors, glue
Supplies for students to purchase
- 9x12 Sketchbook
- Pencils, erasers
- Collage materials (i.e. magazines, fabric, colored papers, photos)
This course can either be taken for credit or clock hours. Credit is available under ART 5206.