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ART 195 - Design: Exploring Art Media

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: General
An introduction to basic techniques in media such as paper-making, clay, fibers and soft sculptures. Students will explore a variety of traditional approaches to express a contemporary vision.
Competencies
  1. Define the following principles of design
    1. Line
    2. Shape
    3. Texture
    4. Color
    5. Balance
    6. Unity
    7. Pattern
    8. Emphasis
    9. Repetition and rhythm
  2. Play design game
    1. Take turns (two or more players) dividing space
    2. Color in with cray-pas
    3. Discuss which composition works best in terms of arrangement of line, shape, and color
  3. Plan Agam design
    1. Show slides of Agam’s work
    2. Paint two 7” x 10” pictures related in color, shape, and design
    3. Number back sides and cut the two paintings into strips 2” wide
    4. Accordion pleat 7” x 20” oaktag, glue one picture to one side of fan fold, then the other
    5. Mount on matt board
  4. Demonstrate techniques and uses of plaster mask making
    1. Create plaster face masks of each student; work in teams
    2. Discuss design possibilities
    3. Show slides from nature and art history
    4. Show slides on white plaster faces so student can get ideas of how to paint designs on the plaster
    5. Make a fancy or art history influence mask
    6. Use the plaster mask for a paper mold, or use mask for part of a life-sized sculpture, i.e., George Segal
  5. Demonstrate techniques for making handmade paper
    1. Plan a cardboard mold
    2. Make a frame and deckle
    3. Prepare slurry
    4. Make several sheets of paper to be used for
  6. Demonstrate a basic ability to use clay
    1. Use several clay tiles together for mosaic picture
    2. Combine tiles with weaving or table top
    3. Make an environment of several figures set in a scene
    4. Boxes, vases, or sculpture–slab built
  7. Demonstrate an ability to use surface design and plan designs for different dye techniques
    1. Disperse dye on silk scarves, yardage, or ties
    2. Heat transfer dye for soft sculpture or wall hangings or quilt
    3. Design tee-shirts
  8. Demonstrate an ability to do fiber projects for the following



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