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Department: Fine & Performing Arts
Teachers: Jocelyn Grau
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Length: 2 Semesters

This class is an introduction to the fundamental principles of two-dimensional design. Students will achieve an understanding of line, form, texture, pattern, space, value, and color. Students will be introduced to the unifying principles of design and how to utilize them to create a compelling, easily understandable, and memorable image. Problems dealing with spatial organization, measurement, and composition are emphasized in numerous two-dimensional projects. Students will develop basic design skills through hands-on, tactile, project based art works that explore positive and negative space, scale and form, patterns, color, and image reproduction. Assignments explore the manipulation of numerous two-dimensional media, printmaking techniques, manual image reproduction, and proper usage of manual design tools. Students will also look at Art History and work to unravel the role of Design within the conversation of Contemporary Art and contemporary society.

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