Monday, Jan. 11: Welcome Virtual SPRING 2021!

Hello students! I’m excited to explore the Principles of Design and Visual Elements through the use of hands-on art projects and Photoshop and Illustrator.

I will meet you on Blackboard Collaborate on the first day of class – Monday, January 11 at 12:30 p.m. –  to go over our plan of action. 

Please click here for our syllabus and always refer to this blog for our assignments, video tutorial requirements and due dates.

Things to go over today:

  1. Syllabus
  2. Schedule (see below)
  3. Introductions + special interests + access to Creative Suite?
  4. Adobe Tutorials
  5. Homework: Explore www.professorhopkins.com and Value Scale Assignment

This is our tentative schedule – but again, absolute deadlines + assignments are always going to be posted here. So check back regularly for updates.

WEEK ONE: Syllabus, introductions, value scale experiments, homework.

WEEK 2, 3, 4: Principles of Design + Design Project 1Principles of Design studio project: Artist Book. Unity and Variety, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion,  Emphasis, Balance, Contrast

WEEK 5, 6: Visual Elements + Design Project 2: Word Play studio project: Line, Shape, Color, Form, Texture, Space, Pattern, Composition

WEEK 7, 8: Color Theory + Research Artist: Complimentary, Analogous, Color Psychology, etc.

WEEK 9, 10, 11: Design Project 3: Juxtaposition Collage: Photoshop – digital collage

WEEK  12, 13, 14: Design Project 5: Self Portraiture through Typography:  Illustrator – digital

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