Art 110 TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN Instructor Pat DeCaro
Fall 2002 Office C250 (#425-564-2479)
Tues/Thurs by appt.
Art 110 TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN
Two-dimensional design refers to the visual reading of composition and visual order on a plane.
Through lectures, slide presentations, discussions and project creitiques, students work towards
an understanding of fundamental design principles.
1. Artistic development: Solve visual problems in a creative and original manner.
2. Professionalism: Presentation of projects with attention to craft and technique.
3. Conceptual understanding of basic design fundamentals: unity, spatial illusion, focal point and other forces that influence composition. Know the text thoroughly.
4. Verbal articulation: Develop evaluation skills with an ability to express your ideas during critiques, understand and use design terms and vocabulary.
5. Gain control of the mediums assigned.
1. Attendance is very important in this class. Be on time. Come to class prepared as class time is the studio hands-on experience. Students missing more than 3 classes, and those who attend unprepared to work will not receive credit unless special circumstances.
2. Complete in-class assignments.
3. Complete take-home assignments. Projects are due at the beginning of class for critique discussions. Projects turned in afterwards are considered late by one point. One week late projects lose 3 points. Projects are not accepted late after 2 weeks time.
4. Participate in class discussions and critiques.
Grading is based on assigned work (80%) which demonstrates:
1. Adherence to instructions and parameters of problems.
2. Creative and original application of design principles.
3. Total presentation of work (includes craft and idea).
A=11 (exceptional) B=8 (good) C=5 (competent) D=2 (below)
4. Attendance/class participation/critique participation (10%)
5. Pop quizes (10%)
You can figure out your grade as the course progresses. You must finish 2/3 of assignments to pass
this course. Participation in class includes work-time and verbal contributions to class discussions.
Keep a notebook for course syllabus, material list and project handouts. Be prepared to take notes during slides and discussions. It is your responsibility to speak with me if there are any question, additional critiques, etc. As a teacher I can make suggestions for improvement, however, the responsibility is yours to resolve class projects.
Lockers are located in the hallways; they are shared with 3 persons to a locker. Lockers must be vacated at the end of the quarter.
If you want to transfer to a 4 year art program, a portfolio of all work is usually required. This class offers you an excellent opportunity to collect a portfolio.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Director of Disability Support Services, room B233G (425-564-2498) to establish their eligibility for accommodation. In addition, students are encouraged to review their accommodation requirements with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.
DESIGN students will have their work collected as part of the F.I.D.E.R.
accredition process. It wll be locked and stored through December 2002. See