ART 210

instructed by
Ralph Larmann

University of Evansville

Art Department

Fall 2002
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ART 210 Design
Introductory studio course emphasizes basic principles of design, composition and color theory. Six hours studio. No lab fee. Fall.

To develop a student's skills and knowledge of design in both two- and three-dimensions. This will be accomplished through subjects which must be researched and investigated then communicated in visual form. Instruction will be through problems in and the expression of hands-on design projects, required reading, discussion, critique, portfolio evaluation, slide lecture, and demonstrations.

TEXT: Launching the Imagination, Mary Stewart

STUDENT'S RESPONSIBILITIES: All students are required to follow the following guidelines for full course credit.

  • Attend all scheduled class meetings.
  • Be prepared to work on class assignments.
  • Work efficiently and attentively in class.
  • Contribute to critiques & discussions.
  • Complete all assignments.
  • Meet all required work deadlines.
  • Clean up work area before leaving.

90-100% ... A, 80-89% ... B, 70-79% ... C, 60-69% ... D, any grade point percentage falling below 60% ... F

The strength of a group studio course comes from the interaction of ideas and observation of others. In missing the class, a student undermines the effectiveness of the course and the educational experience of all. Each student is required to attend all scheduled class meetings. If a student misses more than two scheduled class meetings, the final grade will be reduced one letter grade. Any student missing six or more unexcused absences will receive the grade of F. Late arrivals or early departures will be counted as one-half of an absence. Students must arrive before 1:22 pm and be working until 3:53 pm.

Each student must arrive prepared to work with appropriate materials for the assignment, project, exercise, critique, discussion, or demonstration for that particular class day. Unprepared students may receive an absence for the day. Students should keep attention on day's class work and have appropriate materials to work on other projects should they be needed.

Students should expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week in and outside of class working on assignments. The design studio, FA 204, is open for student use at various times throughout the week.

Attendance and active participation in critiques is critical to learning in the studio classroom. All students are expected to contribute verbally by commenting or questioning aspects of the work being critiqued. Students should also add to discussions.

Late assignments will receive a one-letter grade reduction. Unfinished work will not be accepted. All course work is expected to be finished and submitted for credit by the stated deadline.

All students are responsible for organization and clean up of the studio classroom. Any student who leaves their work area unkept will be assessed one-half absence.

Any work that is directly derived from other students' work or ideas may be interpreted as a violation of the Honor Code.

Students are expected to follow safety instructions and conduct themselves in a way that is respectful to others. This includes disposing of materials properly, clean up of shared spaces, be careful of other students' work, respect the wishes of others regarding their work. Any student who does not follow standards of safety and etiquette will be asked to leave the studio and will receive an absence.


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Introduction to the Visual Arts

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