Design I // Line Explosion

This semester I teach 2 sections of Design I. A new experience for me is teaching an overwhelming number of Landscape Architecture majors, along with Fine Art, Photo, Interior Design, and Floral Management. Also in semesters past I have taught more girls than boys, but this semester’s numbers even out more.

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.

section4_abby-jenkins_line_boldloud
by Abby Jenkins: bold, loud
section4_breanna-rochelle_line_wrinkledawkwardgooey
by Breanna Rochelle: wrinkled, awkward, gooey
section4_dylan-turner_line_sharptight
by Dylan Turner: sharp, tight
section4_kaleb-baker_line_gooeywildprickly
by Kaleb Baker: gooey, wild, prickly
section4_lexi-bennett_line_whimsicalconfusingflat
by Lexi Bennett: whimsical, confusing, flat
section4_paige-davis_line_steadysuspiciouswrinkled
by Paige Davis: steady, suspicious, wrinkled
section5_taylor-fikes_line_sharpboldtight
by Taylor Fikes: sharp, bold, tight
section5_willie-griffin_line_sharpawkwardsuspicious
by Willie Griffin: sharp, awkward, suspicious

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