Color & Design (Foundations)

My Color & Design course is a foundations 2-D design course, based on the Foundations model curriculum at Michigan State University.  The course is centered on learning to identify, recognize, and successfully utilize seven Design Principles and six Design Elements (Elements of Art) within a larger context of historic and contemporary art and design.

Throughout the semester, students participate in classroom discussion and critiques, read, view slideshows, research online, write blogs, and undertake studio projects to put this design knowledge into practice.

Incorporating this variety of learning activities serves to engage students across several learning styles: reading and writing (linguistic), talking and listening (aural), looking (visual), and doing (kinesthetic).  Emphasis is placed on creating and contributing to studio community, through both asynchronous blogging conversations and face-to-face classroom strategies to encourage student-student interaction.

This student-centered course is designed for those majoring in Design, Studio Art, and Advertising; it is also taken as an elective.  Students finish the semester with an individually-planned final project.

All images above are student works from my previous Color & Design courses.