ARTS 111 Visual Language: Two-Dimensional Design

This studio course is an introduction to the basic techniques, concepts and formal strategies involved in two-dimensional image making. We will investigate fundamentals of composition and form such as line, value, movement, and color. These fundamentals will allow us to further explore representation and abstraction, surface and depth. Throughout this class, form is primarily considered a means for content and communication. Projects in this class will be realized with tools both manual (e.g. pencils, charcoal, inks, and paper) and digital (e.g. PhotoShop and Illustrator). Digital techniques will include the basics of pixel and vector-based graphics programs, as well as the design potential of text, including typeface form and font choice.



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