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.

by Wrenn Parrish: awkward, loud
by Serina Popham: mellow, anger
by Kaitlynn Harness: sharp, knotted, wrinkled
by Josie Goodman: violent
by Jessi Holloway: slow, mellow, sharp
by Christina Stachowski: dramatic, enchanted
by Hannah McCain: wild, enchanted
by Christine Smith: mighty, mesmerizing, mellow
by Caitlin Gardner: electrifying, bold, wild
by Kayla Cauthen: calm, mellow, bouncy
by Rachel Wilson: steady, loud, mighty
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!

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