ART 110 2-D DESIGN
PAT DECARO instructor
office hours: to be announced
Two-dimensional design refers to the visual reading of composition and visual order on a plane. This is a “hands-on” course. Our working knowledge of design is informed through: lectures and slide presentations, class discussions, various exercises and projects, and critiques. Critique presentations are extremely valuable because they give verbal insight to successful design projects. The bibliography of texts will give additional information, visual examples, glossary of terms.
COURSE OBJECTIVES Please review these goals during the quarter.
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
for the studio is hands-on experience. Attendance is reflected in grading. Those students who arrive substantially late and leave early will be marked 1/2 absent. * Three absences reflects 13% of class time missed, more than 5 absences will result in a failing grade. Medical reasons do not excuse an absence.
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. Late projects accepted up to 3 class days after due date.
4. Attention to directions and fulfilling goals of assignment.
5. Participation in the spirit of class work ethic and also class discussions and critiques.
Grading is based on assigned work (80%) which demonstrates:
1. Adherence to instructions and parameters of problems.
2. Creativity, original application of design principles.
3. Total presentation of work, its execution (includes craft and idea)
A=10(exceptional) B=8.5 (good) C=7 (competent)
4. Attendance/effort and improvement/class participation/critique participation (5%)
5. Binder 15%
You can figure out your grade as the course progresses.
Late assignments not accepted after three class days.
You must finish at least 2/3 of assignments to pass this course.
Keep a notebook for course syllabus, material list and any project handouts. Be prepared to take notes during slides and discussions. Notes are valuable for any quizs . It is your responsibility to speak with me if there are any questions, additional critiques, etc. As a teacher I can make suggestions for the direction or 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 the DRC (Disability Resource Center), 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.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act mandates that we protect the privacy of student education records, and BCC policy mandates that we keep academic perfermance as a matter between the institution and the student. Requests by students to include third parties in any instructor-student discussion of academic performance will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the instructor.