Design I // Value

For Design I’s fourth project, we focused on value. Students chose a photograph, magazine ad, or calendar photo, and were challenged to extract color from their chosen area, leaving only value. They painted 20–25% of the photo with white, black, and grey acrylic paint, following the original values so closely that their painted shape fit seamlessly on top of its unpainted photograph. This challenge was much like a “paint-by-number” activity. If a well-done solution is photographed or Xeroxed in black and white, it should be difficult to distinguish the area painted in greys from the original.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

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

Section4_Janae-Shannon_Value

by Janae Shannon

Section4_Kimberly-Kazmark_Value

by Kimberly Kazmark

Section4_Lexi-Bennett_Value

by Lexi Bennett

Section4_Paige-Davis_Value

by Paige Davis

Section5_Samantha-Marshall_Value

by Samantha Marshall

Section5_Laken-Beasley_Value

by Laken Beasley

Section5_Wes-Edgeworth_Value

by Wes Edgeworth

Design I // Value

Fall 2016: For Design I’s fifth project, we focused on value. Students chose a photograph, magazine ad, or calendar photo, and were challenged to extract color from their chosen area, leaving only value. They painted 20–25% of the photo with white, black, and grey acrylic paint, following the original values so closely that their painted shape fit seamlessly on top of its unpainted photograph. This challenge was much like a “paint-by-number” activity. If a well-done solution is photographed or Xeroxed in black and white, it should be difficult to distinguish the area painted in greys from the original.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

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

anna-terry_value

by Anna Terry

ashtyn-carpenter_value

by Ashtyn Carpenter

haley-lawrence_value

by Haley Lawrence

karleigh-harfst_value

by Karleigh Harfst

megan-henry_value

by Megan Henry

meghan-norman_value

by Meghan Norman

Design I // Space & Perspective Final

For Fall 2015 Design I’s sixth and final project, we focused on value. Students drew a complex shape incorporating only 90° angles, and had to turn it into a 3D form, rotating and moving it through space using acrylic paint. For tough angles that were harder to imagine, they downloaded apps such as Think 3D and SketchUp, or built their shape the old-fashioned way with Legos and turned the shape in hand. They implemented the one-point perspective system of drawing to exaggerate their forms at particular angles. It is a mind-boggling assignment, and challenges students to think beyond what they have done on a flat surface. As always, craftsmanship is important and the image must include a full range of grey scale values.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

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

Annie-Kesler_Perspective

by Annie Kesler

Christine-Smith_Perspective

by Christine Smith

Hannah-McCain_Perspective

by Hannah McCain

Jessi-Holloway_Perspective

by Jessi Holloway

Kaitlynn-Harness_Perspective

by Kaitlynn Harness

Wrenn-Parrish_Perspective

by Wrenn Parrish

Zynettra-Woodard_Perspective

by Zynettra Woodard

Design I // Value

For Design I’s fifth project, we focused on value. Students chose a photograph, magazine ad, or calendar photo, and were challenged to extract color from their chosen area, leaving only value. They painted 20–25% of the photo with white, black, and grey acrylic paint, following the original values so closely that their painted shape fit seamlessly on top of its unpainted photograph. This challenge was much like a “paint-by-number” activity. If a well-done solution is photographed or Xeroxed in black and white, it should be difficult to distinguish the area painted in greys from the original.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

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

Fall 2015 // 1 section

Annie-Kesler_Value

by Annie Kesler

Christine-Smith_Value

by Christine Smith

Hannah-McCain_Value

by Hannah McCain

Jessi-Holloway_Value

by Jessi Holloway

Josie-Goodman_Value

by Josie Goodman

Kaitlynn-Harness_Value

by Kaitlynn Harness

Rachel-Wilson_Value

by Rachel Wilson

Wrenn-Parrish_Value

by Wrenn Parrish

Kayla-Cauthen_Value

by Kayla Cauthen

Spring 2016 // 2 sections

Section1_Emory-Endicott_Value

by Emory Endicott

Section1_Jeremy-Hamilton_Value

by Jeremy Hamilton

Section1_Mary-Zuniga_Value

by Mary Zuniga

Section1_MaryHannah-Ruff_Value

by Mary Hannah Ruff

Section2_AnnaKatherine-Surholt_Value

by Anna Katherine Surholt

Section2_Ashley-Prather_Value

by Ashley Prather

Section2_Elizabeth-Phyfer_Value

by Elizabeth Phyfer

Section2_Gabrielle-Martinez_Value

by Gabrielle Martinez

Section2_Kyle-Murphy_Value

by Kyle Murphy

Section2_Mimi-Sheppard_Value

by Mimi Sheppard

Section2_Olivia-Williams_Value

by Olivia Williams

Design I // Space & Perspective Final

For Design I’s sixth and final project, we focused on value. Students drew a complex shape incorporating only 90° angles, and had to turn it into a 3D form, rotating and moving it through space using acrylic paint. For tough angles that were harder to imagine, they downloaded apps such as Think 3D and SketchUp, or built their shape the old-fashioned way with Legos and turned the shape in hand. They implemented the one-point perspective system of drawing to exaggerate their forms at particular angles. It is a mind-boggling assignment, and challenges students to think beyond what they have done on a flat surface. As always, craftsmanship is important and the image must include a full range of grey scale values.

Below are some of the pieces that were submitted. All have aspects to be improved upon for their portfolio, but overall I was very pleased with their results!

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

by April Porter

by April Porter

by Harmon Duke

by Harmon Duke

by Jenn McFadden

by Jenn McFadden

by Jessica Moore

by Jessica Moore

by Stephen Latham

by Stephen Latham

by Tuesdai Johnson

by Tuesdai Johnson