Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Studio Art 111. Two-Dimensional Design

This course is an introduction to visual language and artistic practice. Students develop problem-solving skills by applying them to the fundamental concepts of design and pictorial organization. The basic elements of two--dimensional art such as line, shape, color and value are explored through the lens of design principles such as unity, harmony, balance, contrast and rhythm. Creative expression and the integration of art elements are explored through a variety of processes including drawing, collage, painting, and basic color theory. In this class we use a direct, hands-on approach to materials and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student's visual sensitivity, aesthetic judgment and artistic perception.