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.

Advertisements

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. connie.n.w.
    Jun 24, 2016 @ 13:12:53

    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.

    Reply

  2. Trackback: Brittany Spencer | inspiration – the portfolio – in progress

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 )

Google+ photo

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

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: