Visual Communication 1- Curve Lines + Composition

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Created: 05/28/12
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Course: Visual Communication 1

This was an introductory course in visual communication taught by me as a Graduate Teaching Instructor for one section of the sophmore class.

This course is designed by Professor Karen Hayes Thumann who taught this same course for second section of the class.The course focuses on non verbal communication. Students are introduced to design research, theoryand methods. It even explores the importance design plays in shaping meaning and interpretation through basic visual interaction.
  • Course: Visual Communication 1

    This was an introductory course in visual communication taught by me as a Graduate Teaching Instructor for one section of the sophmore class. It is designed by Professor Karen Hayes Thumann. The course explores the importance design plays in shaping meaning and interpretation through basic visual interaction
  • Project: Curve Lines + Composition
    This project has 2 parts:

    Goal 1: Design 10 inch vertical lines of varying activity, These lines must work together to create contrast, tension and shape. They must differ in direction, activity and proportion. No parallels or bottlenecks.
    • line 1: slow/ inactive curve
    • line 2: more curve
    • line 3: increased activity (transitional line)
    • line 4: active line with a shape
    (closure is a consideration in line 4, not others)

    Goal 2: Arrange the 4 lines into a composition in a (10x 10)" square. Lines cannot touch or overlap in the composition and must enter and exit the picture plain vertically. In order to control interval,  the students can use the lines to define a major and minor shape-- they cannot incorporate side edges as part of their shape. Major and minor shapes relate to enclosed areas and the distinction between two should be extreme (contrast). 
  • * Work of Jayme Gritch

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