Design I // Line Explosion

As mentioned before, I will be catching up this summer to feature artwork my students produced over the last school year.

FALL 2015

First up, my Fall 2015 Design I class! This was a special large class made up of ALL GIRLS. Most of them were interior design majors. They were a really sweet bunch and I looked forward to seeing “my girls” on the days I taught them. Their work ethic was pretty phenomenal. The line work these girls demonstrated for their first project as college freshmen is impressive, as you’ll see.

For their first project, we focused on line and the psychological meanings of straight and curvy line work. Students chose 1-3 adjectives to illustrate using line, creating a “line explosion.” The medium used to depict these lines included Sharpies and Micron pens of different thicknesses, and good craftsmanship was emphasized. They were to also implement the elements and principles of design in their work.

Elements: line, shape, mass/form/volume, space, value, color, texture, time/motion.
Principles: balance, rhythm, repetition, unity, variety, size/scale/proportion, emphasis/focal point.

* I have permission from my students to promote their work on my website.

Wrenn-Parrish_Line_AwkwardLoud
by Wrenn Parrish: awkward, loud
Serina-Popham_Line_MellowAnger
by Serina Popham: mellow, anger
Kaitlynn-Harness_Line_SharpKnottedWrinkled
by Kaitlynn Harness: sharp, knotted, wrinkled
Josie-Goodman_Line_Violent
by Josie Goodman: violent
Jessi-Holloway_Line_SlowMellowSharp
by Jessi Holloway: slow, mellow, sharp
Christina-Stachowski_Line_DramaticEnchanted
by Christina Stachowski: dramatic, enchanted
Hannah-McCain_Line_WildEnchanted
by Hannah McCain: wild, enchanted
Christine-Smith_Line_MightyMesmerizingMellow
by Christine Smith: mighty, mesmerizing, mellow
Caitlin-Gardner_Line_ElectrifyingBoldWild
by Caitlin Gardner: electrifying, bold, wild
Kayla-Cauthen_Line_CalmMellowBouncy
by Kayla Cauthen: calm, mellow, bouncy
Rachel-Wilson_Line_SteadyLoudMighty
by Rachel Wilson: steady, loud, mighty
Zynettra-Woodard_Line_WhimsicalBoldEnchanted
by Zynettra Woodard: whimsical, bold, enchanted

At this point I would intend to feature the Line Explosion student work from my Spring 2016 classes, but I was unfortunately on medical leave. I am thankful my art department colleague and technology director Aaron McElfish was willing to step in to instruct my Design I classes while I was out.

3 thoughts on “Design I // Line Explosion

  1. connie.n.w. June 24, 2016 / 12:27 pm06

    Your students are so talented! I could’ve easily seen these in a major museum and thought they had years and years of art training. Each are so beautiful and unique in their own way. Thank you for posting, I quite enjoyed this.

    • brittanyspencer June 24, 2016 / 12:27 pm06

      Thank you for your kind words! I agree that these students have great artistic instincts. More work will be posted soon!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s