Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Color Composition

For class on Wednesday, you are asked to complete a third color composition showing how a collection of four colors can be mixed into a single center color. You will use the same techniques practiced when creating the first two color compositions due today. Utilize the technique of blurring your eyes to determine if the colors appear to be visually overlapping.

Mixing Color

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Reading One: The Process of Sight

Image adopted from Bookapex.com

For class on Tuesday, you should come prepared to discuss the chapter on Paul Cezanne: The Process of Sight. It is recommended that you take notes and record insights of the writing in your sketchbook.

You can find this reading on Blackboard under Course Documents.

Assignment Two

Value Study

Make a value study set using the assigned media and techniques.
Each value study must be from lightest to darkest in 7 connected 1” squares.
On an 18” x 24” paper layout 9 row or columns of 7 connected 1” squares.

Demonstrate the following:

1 shaded
1 hatched
1 random mark

1 hatched
1 random mark
1 stippled

Grey Marker
1 shaded
1 hatched
1 stippled

Use architectural lettering to label each
Practice before you create this final array

Due Thursday, January 18th

Assignment One

Introducing Yourself Through TYPE

With the start of the new semester, introductions are in order. Just as we had done last semester, we again ask that you compose a new header for your individual student blog. This header will double as the new name tag for your desk space. Take this as an opportunity to build upon and use what you learned last semester to design a header that represents you as a designer.

When creating this new header, all text must originate from a font found on the computer. This means that you will create the text of the header on a computer, although the particular software use is up to you. Carefully choose a font or combination of fonts that thoughtfully compliment your design aesthetic and point of view. The header should measure 8.5” x 2.5” and you will be responsible for selecting the font size(s) used for your individual name tag.

On the header, you must provide the following elements:

- Your full name
- “Studio 102 and Design Visualization 112”
- “Spring 2011”
- A drawing that represents you as a designer

These elements are a starting point, feel free to be creative with this header. Before heading right to the computer create a series of thumbnail sketches to determine how you will layout the header in your sketchbook. Practice the drawing you will include in your sketchbook as well.

You are to place this header in the title position of your student blog before the beginning of class on January, 18th and display the physical drawing at your studio desk.

In addition to adding the new header to your blog, you will create your first post for this semester under the label Design Visualization 112. For this post you will describe how the drawing included in the header describes you as a designer.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Goals of the Semester

In order to be able to successfully represent your work you must stretch your boundaries and learn to express yourself in such a way that others can easily understand and appreciate your ideas. As you will learn in your upcoming semesters at UNCG, there are many ways to clarify your ideas, including speaking, writing, modeling, constructing, creating digital presentations, etc. Design Drawing is the most fundamental way of communicating your design ideas to yourself, your co-workers, and your clients.

Perceiving implies absorbing knowledge for yourself, communication is sharing your understanding with others. This course is the second of five that you will take in Interior Architecture specifically aimed at strengthening your visual communication skills. Throughout the semester we will be asking you to develop two interrelated modes of drawing: one of suggestive expression and another of disciplined accuracy. In both modes the ultimate goals include perception and communication of information.