This class will introduce you to a series of projects
intended to illustrate the fundamentals of design. The importance of
line, shape, positive negative interaction, texture and collage will be
explored. Media from pencil and cut paper to magazine collage
will be used. An overview of the importance of design
in the fine arts and in the world of commercial
graphic design will be discussed using slides and primary sources.
The goal of the course is to give you a
solid understanding of the basics of design through projects that
can also be used in your portfolio.
will use still life, outdoor drawing, museum study and portraiture
to explore a full range of drawing issues. We'll begin
with the fundamentals of structure and composition and move through
a variety of materials and projects to engage you in
drawing as a highly responsive medium. The goal of the
course is to develop an awareness of good technique, familiarity
with different media and a sense of individual style.
The painting studio will explore various techniques to develop creative
expression. Observations of still life and landscape will introduce you
to ideas about representation and abstraction within the painting genre.
Acrylic paint medium will be the focus of our exploration
as will gaining a general knowledge of what color theory
is about. Our goal in this studio is to gain
some technical proficiency and understanding for this wonderfully versatile medium.
In three-dimensional design you will explore several materials
that hold basic design and sculptural applications. Projects are hands-on,
fun and idea-based, so they add an interesting three-dimensional point
of view to your portfolio. In 3-D we will use
structure and form as the starting points for some exciting
projects that will enhance your understanding of various materials.
Following is a sampling of potential field trip destinations:
The Boston Public Garden
Sculpture Tour of Forest Hills
Fort Point Channel Artists District
Stoltze Design Firm
Architectural Tour of Downtown Boston