VISSTD 185X [Hawkinson]
Paint and Pixel, Drawing for Designers
Description: This studio/computer class intends to build fundamental visual perception through direct creative practice. It is an inquiry into the elemental aspects of visual expression common to all design and visual arts such as: color, line, shape, texture, pattern, composition, volume, and space. It is a fusion of working with traditional media by hand and on the computer through drawing, diagramming, color, painting, photography, and collage.
Students will gain proficiency in making single and sequential images, and a working knowledge of visually based computer programs like PhotoShop and Illustrator. Additionally, they will become well versed in presentation layout and readability, exhibiting visual work, and verbal expression. The focus will be to approach the creative process intuitively with intention and imagination. There will be visiting lecturers and field trips to studios to see first-hand how this work manifests outside of the school environment.
VISSTD 187A [Hawkinson] - Canceled
Freehand Drawing: Drawing from Observation
Description: Drawing is the most direct approach to visual expression, and at the same time a meaningful way to understand both the built and the natural environment. To be able to communicate through drawing we need to learn both how to create and read drawings, and understand how they work. This class will focus primarily on empirical learning in studio as well as a more theoretical exploration in lectures involving the history of drawing. We will look at and discuss drawn images starting with the cave paintings, working our way through the Renaissance and ending with the 21st century, with examples from the realms of both art and design and a wide range of places in the world.