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INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

September 13, 2011

About the September 13, 2011 Class Session

Another good class! Thank you for your papers and your craftsmanship designs. Check back later this week and I will have some comments regarding them.

As you have probably noticed the coursework for ANM 104 Design Theory & Practice has a combination of “presentation” and “guided practice”. My intention is to give you the time in class that you need to practice and hone your traditional and digital skill-sets when needed.

To see the images we looked at in class click on the appropriate link found under the category “IMAGE RESOURCES” on the right hand column of this class blog.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

Pages  90 – 110 and 128 – 148 in your textbook.

Reflection Assignment:

Write a reflection in your own words that answers one of the following questions. Please make sure you have included the question you are writing about. Your reflection should be a professional looking document –it should be typed, with complete sentences and correct grammar and spelling

1. What is the “Rule of Thirds” and how did you utilize it during the creative process of designing your final “Dueling Rhythms” composition?

 2. What is “Line Weight Variation” and how did you utilize it during the creative process of designing your final “Dueling Rhythms” composition?

 3. What Emotional Properties of Asymmetrical Balance, Staccato Rhythm and Legato Rhythm are visually conveyed in your final “Dueling Rhythms” composition?

Dueling Rhythms Composition:

Assignment Description:

Creation of a design that successfully integrate:

Asymmetrical Balance,  Line Weight Variations, Legato Rhythm, Staccato Rhythm and Positive/Negative Space

The Creative Process

  1. Sketch 10 small concept thumbnails of Legato Rhythm designs that integrate:

Asymmetrical Balance, Line Weight Variations, and Positive/Negative Space

2. Sketch 10 small concept thumbnails of Staccato Rhythm designs that integrate:

Asymmetrical Balance, Line Weight Variations, and Positive/Negative Space

3. Create three compositional thumbails by selecting your three best Legato Rhythm thumbnails and your three best Staccato Rhythm thumbnails and combining them into three “Dueling Rhythms” designs.

4. Reproduce the most successful compositional thumbnail to create an 8″ by 8″ design. The final design should be reproduced with black sharpie on bristol board.

Reproduction Process: 

• Using your ruler and pencil draw out the 8″ by 8″ Dueling Rhythm design on bristol board.

• Trace over your pencil lines using your black sharpie, use your ruler to draw the straight lines.

• Remember to add line weight variations.

• Remember to give yourself enough time to create a well-crafted final design.

• The final piece should be clean and free of all pencil marks.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Come prepared for a quiz on your reading assignments.

2. Bring your class supplies with you and be prepared to work with traditional media.

3. Homework is due at the beginning of class

3. Class will begin with a quiz on your textbook readings.

4. Please bring in the signed agreement form that is attached to the back of the Course Information document.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. We will start our class session in room 120.

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