Assignments

Due Friday 12/18 Last class!

1. Project 6 completed (late projects will not be accepted)

**Extra Credit opportunity**
You make re-do any project to completion (including tracing paper) to replace the older grade. All projects maximum high grade is 50 B+.

Due Tuesday 12/15

1. Design Journal entry #28
In your eportfolio write a post about what you have learned in this class.

2. Project 6 at least 50% finished
(this will be due on Friday, you may hand it in early if you would like to)

**Extra Credit opportunity**
You make re-do any project to completion (including tracing paper) to replace the older grade. All projects maximum high grade is 50 B+.

Due Friday 12/11

1. Design Journal entry #27
Proportional color inventory and non-proportional color inventory

2. Project 5 due at the beginning of class with two sheets of tracing paper. Your self assessment on the bottom sheet.

3. Bring in an album cover to start Project 6 (which will be due Friday Dec 18)
Details colorinventoryformat
Link to video explaining color inventories

Due Tuesday 12/8

1. Design Journal entry #26
Psychology of color and what do you think about it

2. Project 5, 50% finished

3. Read pgs 96-101, 106-117 from Design Elements by Timothy Samara, 2nd edition.

Due Friday 12/4

1. Design Journal entry #24 and #25

  • #24 What is the difference between a color‚Äôs luminosity and inherent light? How does this relate to hue, value and saturation?
  • #25 Listen to the beginning of¬†this podcast¬†¬†and write what you think about it.

2. Project 5 (Saturation and Value studies) 10 % complete

This consists of 6 copies of a composition using the following color guidelines:

  1. Chromatic grays, broad value range, broad hue range
  2. Chromatic grays, narrow value range, broad hue range
  3. Muted colors, broad value range, broad hue range
  4. Muted colors, narrow value range, broad hue range
  5. Prismatic colors, broad value range, broad hue range
  6. Prismatic colors, narrow value range, broad hue range

Use the same composition for all of them! Place two on one sheet of bristol in this formatProject5 (so you will be handing in 3 sheets of bristol).

Create a composition with 3 shapes. So there will be 4 total colors used in each composition (1 on the background and 3 on the 3 shapes).

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Due Tuesday 12/1

1. Design Journal #24
Post something that you found interesting at Cooper Hewitt on your eportfolio, with images linked to sources.

2. Make sure that you bring all of your materials to class.

Due Tuesday 11/24

1. Design Journal #23
Look up Cooper Hewitt and post on your eportfolio something that you are excited to see.

2. Meet at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
at 11:30 (aim to arrive a little earlier). We will meet in the front lobby.
2 E 91st St
New York, NY 10128

If you get lost or need to contact me to let me know that you’ve arrived call or text 718 679 7200

Due Friday 11/20

1. Design Journal entry #22
All of the following terms in regards to color relationships: monochromatic, analogous complementary, triad and tetrad. And bezold effect, simultaneous contrast, color interaction and keyed color.

2. Project 4: both color wheels and saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment. Due at the beginning of class. 

Due Tuesday 11/17

1. Design Journal entry #21
Prismatic color, muted color, achromatic gray, chromatic gray, additive color and subtractive color

2. Finish RYB color wheel for today.
Project 4: Both color wheels and saturation continuum with two sheets of tracing paper attached. Bottom sheet has your self assessment. Due on Friday 11/20

3. Extra credit opportunity for everyone who was in class on Friday 11/13:
Play 10 rounds of blendoku and take screenshots of the finished game. Then post these 10 screenshots to your eportfolio, with a description of each line in terms of change in hue, value or saturation.

Due Friday 11/13

1. Design Journal entry #20
Josef Albers, Johannes Itten and Albert Munsell
Who were they and what did they contribute to color theory?

2. CMY color wheel due at the beginning of class.
Use the template that we handed out in class to create the a CMY color wheel using gouache. Color wheel template BLANK fall2015

  • CMY color wheel
    color-wheelcmyk

Source: http://www.sitepoint.com/rgb-or-cmyk/

Explore the colors. Notice the color when it is wet and when it is dry. Try to create swatches with even coats and no brush strokes or streaks. Glue the swatches in a circle of the center (horizontally and vertically) of a 9″x 12″ piece of bristol.

Keep bringing all of your materials to class including paint.

Due Tuesday 11/10

1. If you are under 18 the field trip form signed by your parents must be handed in today Field trip form 11-15

2. Design Journal entry #19
Primary triad, secondary triad, tertiary hues, cmyk, rgb

3. In your design journal write 3 companies that you’d be interested in interning with/ working for (so in NYC) and why.

4. Eportfolio- Take pictures of Project 2 and write what a paragraph about what you learned.

Due Friday 11/6

1. Design Journal entry #18
Color, hue, saturation and intensity

2. Bring in an example of the most true red that you can find

3. Project 3 completely finished at the start of class

This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Each with 2 sheets of tracing paper cut to size neatly attached to the bristol. The bottom tracing paper must have your self assessment. Point out what needs work and what you did well. What is working in terms of your design principle, transparency, layering and value?

4. Read pgs 86-95, 102-105 from Design Elements by Timothy Samara, 2nd edition
Read pgs 70-83 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton

Due Tuesday 11/3

1. Design Journal entry #17
Proportion, rule of thirds, golden rule

2. Go to www.nytimes.com/passes and sign up with your CUNY email
Find one design related article and write what you thought of the article. Please include the link to the article in your post.

3. Project 3 75% completed. Project 3 due at the beginning of class on Friday 11/6
This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Each with 2 sheets of tracing paper cut to size neatly attached to the bristol. The bottom tracing paper must have your self assessment. Point out what needs work and what you did well. What is working in terms of your design principle, transparency, layering and value?

Due Friday 10/30

1. Design Journal entry #16
Low key, high key, narrow range and broad range in regards to value.

2. Finish two of the value scale compositions for today.

3. Read pgs 70-73 and 82-84 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara

4. Project 3 will be due on Tuesday November 3rd at the beginning of class.

This includes:
1. Value Scale set
2. Composition in pencil
3. Composition in pen/ink texture
4. Composition in magazine
5. Composition in gouache

Each with 2 sheets of tracing paper cut to size neatly attached to the bristol. The bottom tracing paper must have your self assessment. Point out what needs work and what you did well. What is working in terms of your design principle, transparency, layering and value?

Due Tuesday 10/27

1. Design Journal entry #15
Choose a design principle that inspires you and tell us why.

2. Finish the value scale in magazine, pencil, ink and gouache.

3. Create 5 different compositions with 9 value steps, exploring layering and transparency.

Due Friday 10/22

1. Design Journal entry #14
Tension, simultaneous contrast, gouache

2. Finish value scale in magazine, pencil and ink. Gouache value scale should be 10% finished at the start of class. Valuescale_formatguidelines 

Due Tuesday 10/20

1. Design Journal entry #13
Tonal progression, shade, tint and tone

2. MIDTERM today! I will be checking your design journals ‚Äď bring them in completed.

3. Start the value scale in magazine, pencil and ink. Valuescale_formatguidelines

4. Bring your painting supplies (you will need black and white paint for today).

5. Read pgs 76, 94-95 and 102-103 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

 

Due Friday 10/16

1. Design Journal #12
Value

2. Project 2, Sound movement books completely finished with 3 layers of tracing paper due at the beginning of class.
– bottom layer, draw arrows to show intended movement of composition
– middle layer, your self assessment
– top layer, blank for me

3. In your design journals draw
– 15 thumbnails exploring spatial depth
– 15 thumbnails exploring layering

4. Post on your portfolio
– 3 examples of designs using spatial depth
– 3 examples of designs using layering
and write why you think they were successful using these design principles
(include sources via link)

5. Post pictures of Project 1 and what you learned

 

Due Tuesday 10/13

1. Design Journal entry #11
Layering, transparency and spatial depth

2. Post on your eportfolio about your process of creating Project #2.

3. Gather painting tools for Friday 10/16

4. Read pgs 64-67 and 80-81 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 126-157 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

5. NEW deadline!!

Project #2 Song movement book due at the beginning of class on Friday 10/16
+Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
+ song movement book format, the panels are 4in x 4in cut out in bristol
+ Must include 3 layers of tracing paper for each side of the book (cut to size):
The bottom sheet to draw arrows of where the movement is in each panel, the middle sheet for your self assessment, the top sheet for me.

Extra credit opportunity
Visit MoMA and go to the Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye and write about it on your eportfolio. https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1523

 

Due Friday 10/9

1. Design Journal entry #10
Composition, dynamic, momentum, sound

2. Create 3 more mockups of your book
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book
The panels are 4in x 4in cut out in bristol

3. Complete 10% of your final Sound Movement Book (Project 2)
*The completed final book will be due at the start of class on Tuesday 10/13.

Due Tuesday 10/6

1. Design Journal entry #9
What is the difference between art and design? What is the difference between what an artist and what a designer does?

2. 15 thumbnail sketches exploring movement and rhythm inspired by your song

3. 1 mock up completed on both sides inspired by your song
Remember to focus on movement, rhythm and contrast.
song movement book

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions.

Extra credit opportunity
Visit MoMA and go to the Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye and write about it on your eportfolio. https://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1523

Due Friday 10/2

1. Design Journal entry #8
Mock-up, craftsmanship, movement, visual hierarchy and emphasis

2. In your design journal create 15 quick thumbnails exploring contrast and 15 quick thumbnails exploring movement

3. Make edits to your eportfolio website as directed by your partner. Comment on 2 other classmates eportfolio

4. Bring in a song that inspires you
‚Äď if it is available online (ie on youtube, spotify, etc) that is fine
‚Äď if you have the song on your mobile device or a cd that is good too

Due Tuesday 9/29

1. Design Journal entry #7
Visual weight, rhythm, contrast

2. Texture exercise in design journal.
Step 1: Create 10 one sided full pages of texture in your design journal
Step 2: Draw three frames in your design journal
Step 3: Cut out shapes from your textures to create 3 compositions in your drawn frames

3. Take a picture or scan one of your textures close up and post it to your eportfolio. Tell us how you might use it digitally.

4. Read pgs 60-63, 68-77 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 28-69 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Due Friday 9/25

1. Design Journal entry #6
Symmetry, asymmetry, axis, balance

2. Project 1 completely finished with tracing paper at the beginning of class

3. Read p 28-39 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Read pgs 60-63, 68-77 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Due Friday 9/18

1. Design Journal entry #5
Scale, harmony, unity

2. Part 1 of project 1 due with tracing paper (4 black paper cutout figure/ground compositions)

3. 10% of your inked pattern finished Project1_formatguidelines_ink

4. Read p 41-52 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Tracing paper guidelines for project 1:
Tape 3 layers of tracing paper cut to size and folded over in the back.

  • The bottom layer is for you to sketch in the negative space from your original composition.
  • The second layer is for your self-assessment.
  • The third (top) layer is for me.

Tips

  • Do not use symbolic or representative shapes (no pictures of lemons, turtles, suns, people, words, etc).
  • Less is more.
  • Play with scale and the relationship of the shapes to each other.

Due 9/11

1. Design Journal entry #4
Pattern, texture, repetition

2. Work on Project 1, black paper cutouts
Create 4 compositions using your knowledge of geometric and organic shapes and the figure ground relationship. Have one set of two finished for today.

Format guidelines here: Project1_formatguidelines_9x12


Tips

  • Do not use symbolic or representative shapes (no pictures of lemons, turtles, suns, people, words, etc).
  • Less is more.
  • Play with scale and the relationship of the shapes to each other.

3. Bring a digital camera/phone and cord to upload images to computer.

4. Read pgs 54-57 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

Read p 184-197 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Due 9/8

1. Design Journal entry #3
figure/ground, space, Gestalt theory, and format

2. Read p 84-111 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton (digital edition through the library)

Read pgs 58-59, 70-71 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

3. Back and forth geometric and organic shape composition exercise
Steps:

  1. Cut out black shapes (3 shapes out of black paper) and glue them onto a white 4″x 4″ square (smooth bristol). And take a photo of this composition.
  2. Then use that composition and cut out the white negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the black 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.
  3. Then use that composition and cut out the black negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the white 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.
  4. Then use that composition and cut out the white negative space into various shapes and glue it onto the black 4″x 4″ square. And take a photo of this composition.

Do this whole series 3 times and bring the results to class. Post the pictures on your eportfolio and tell us what you learned about shapes and positive and negative space.

Do not use any representative shapes or symbols. Do not hide pictures in the compositions. The goal is to explore balance shape and space- positive and negative while working on craftsmanship- keep practicing!

Due 9/4

1. Design Journal entry #2 (see below for guidelines)
Geometric shape, organic shape, form, picture plane and frame

2. 30 thumbnails in your design journal using point, line and plane

3. ePortfolio
Find a current design students’ work that you like, post a link to their work and tell us why you like them

4. Add 3 links to the inspiration tab of our class website.

5. Read pgs 06-09, 40-53, 288-291 in Design Elements, 2nd Edition by Timothy Samara.

6. Make sure that you have all of your materials for class (except for painting supplies).

 

Due 9/1

1. Buy materials and find access to reading

2. Design Journal entry #1 (see below for guidelines)
Point, line, plane

3. Set up your ePortfolio on OpenLab and write an introduction on your page.
Include:
1. write out your design goal, why are you taking the class?
2. what type of work inspires you? what else inspires you?
3. what is your preferred design process¬†‚Äď how do you like to work? (i.e. coding, on the computer, with a marker, pencil, in small notebooks, murals, collages, planned out, spontaneous, etc.)
4. what types of projects would you be interested in collaborating on?

4. Read p 11-23 from Graphic Design The New Basics by Ellen Lupton
(digital edition through the library)

Daily Design Journal assignment
Will be announced online and in class

You will be given visual terms to explore by completing the following (for each term):

1. Write the formal definition and the source
2. Write a definition in your own words
3. Find or create a visual example of this term.

Assignments for your design journal may also include a reflection question on areas of contemporary design and your experience.

 

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