WINTER 2005 Instructor De Caro
ART 111 COLOR and DESIGN
This class refers to color theory and how to use it in your design work. Through lectures, slide presentations, and class discussions students work towards understanding fundamental color principles. Important is the use of color in design problem solving. The course emphasizes color mixing in student projects that can involve many hours outside class time.
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 color fundamentals: hue, value, saturation,etc.,
Know terms thoroughly.
4. Verbal articulation: Develop evaluation skills with an ability to express your ideas during
critiques, understand and use design terms and vocabulary.
5. Be able to mix any color
1. Attendance is very important in this class. Be on time. Come to class prepared to
work on projects as class time is studio. This is a hands on class. Students missing
more than 3 classes lose points towards their grade, those who are unprepared to work will not receive credit.
2. Complete in-class assignments.
3. Complete take-home assignments. Projects are due at the beginning of class for
critique discussions, afterwards they are considered late by one point. A week late
projects lose 3 points. Projects are not accepted late after 2 weeks time unless special circumstances prevail..
4. Daily participation 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 = 10 (exceptional) B = 8.5 (good) C- = 6.5 (less than average)
A- = 9.5 B- = 8 D = 5.5 (very poor)
B+ = 9 (very good) C =7 (competent) F = 5 (failing)
4. Attendance/class participation/critique participation (10%)
5. Pop Quiz (10%)
Design- Does your solution effectively integrate the design elements and color theory into the finished project?
Concept- does your solution demonstrate that you understand the goals of the assignment?
Did you get it?
Craftsmanship-Is your solution mechanically well done/ is it neat? does it fit the format instructions?
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 discussion.
Guidelines for how we conduct ourselves in class.
1. arrive on time.
2. if you arrive late sit in the back until class discussions/lecture is finished.
3. no food in classroom, drinks okay, no glass.
4. do not speak out of turn. give attention to those who are speaking.
5. be friendly to your neighbors but remember we are here to work.
6. clean up tables after use. clean up paper and other waste from any area in the room you are working, check floors also. clean up the sink area .
7. keep personal items off the floor (safety reasons) coat rack is in the back.
8. cell phones in class should be turned off or left in your locker.
9. recycle paper-look at the labeled bins
10. respect this school’s property, tables, equipment, light tables, etc.
11. leave on time.
Keep a color design notebook for course syllabus, material list and project handouts. Be prepared to take notes during slides and discussions. It is your responsibility to contact me if any questions, additional critiques, suggestions for improvements, however, your responsibility is to resolve your assignments.
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
Materials are available at the BCC Bookstore
Other art supply stores:
*Artist & Craftsman Supply (has all 3 types gouache)
4350 8th Ave NE (next to Petco), Seattle 206-545-0162. www.artistcraftsman.com
Utrecht Linens 1124 Pike Street (corner of Pike & Minor) Seattle (206)382-9696
*carries both Winsor & Newton and Holbein Acryla Gouache
Daniel Smith, Inc
4150 First Avenue S., Seattle (206)223-9599
15112 NE 24th Street, Bellevue (425)643-1781
Bellevue Art & Frame
1024 116th St. NE Bellevue (425)453-8959
Seattle Art Supply
2108 Western Ave.,Seattle www. seattleartsupply.com/
*carries Graham gouache