Instruction begins with the suggestion of a word or an adjective which the student is asked to visually present. Students are taught the basic techniques used to reduce presentations into simplistic shapes in a form of a logo. Students are instructed in the use of color and form to demonstrate a visual definition of an idea or an object. Students are also exposed to the elements of book cover and two-dimensional design. This activity’s purpose is to maximize the student’s ability to use two-dimensional space for attractive and descriptive design. The goal is to enhance the student’s visual communication. Students are given a topic and a task in which they use the fundamentals of typography and imagination to define the topic to the viewer.
This course will enhance the student’s ability to use a variety of media to draw objects with proportionality.
Classes start with small drawing exercises using pencil and a paper. Realistic objects are presented to the student. The student is then asked to draw the object within a short period of time while looking mostly at the object. This exercise enables the student to practice the hand techniques used to draw objects proportionally. Instruction is equally divided between realistic and abstract drawing projects. Media used includes pencils, color pencils, and charcoal.