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2D Design Class Notes 08.29.16

by: Rachel L

2D Design Class Notes 08.29.16 ART 102

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These notes cover the what was discussed in class before labor day including some of the power point terms and small notes from what Jeff said.
Two Dimensional Design
Dr. Jeff Robinson
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Rachel L on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to ART 102 at University of Illinois at Springfield taught by Dr. Jeff Robinson in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see Two Dimensional Design in Arts and Humanities at University of Illinois at Springfield.


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Date Created: 09/09/16
Class Notes- 08.29.2016 Elements of Design Shape- An area of color that is enclosed, has height and width, but know perceived depth i.e. shapes and sizes, defines language or symbols 2 Designs or Modes  A simultaneous language (presented to you all at once) Texture- The “feel” of the picture The surface character of a material which can be experienced through touch or the illusion of touch (implied) Texture & Pattern- can match, togetherness Color- 3 Divisions Value (or brightness, lightness, achromatic, chromatic) white Black Intensity (or saturation) brighter darker Hue (or chroma) i.e. the color wheel Value- volume, light and shadow Color is never fixed Hue & Intensity- Claude Monet, Roman Cathedral Light and shadow, 1892-1894 Principles of Design Balance  Distribution of equal parts in any given way (bilateral) (central axis) Symmetry The elements used on one side of a design are different, but still achieve a visual balance Radial Balance Hand on a clock; center point, then built around it Asymmetry A TOTAL lack of balance Emphasis the use of visual elements to draw the viewer’s attention to a certain point. “Things that LEADS a person’s eyes.” (focal point) (visual prominence) Anomale Unique manifestation Unity Visual harmony that results when the different parts of a design work together to create a sense of completeness The whole is the greater sum of its parts Variety The use of visual difference to create complexity Repetition The repeating of visual elements to create unity and direct attention Pattern Consistent repetition of visual elements to create an expectation and assert order and structure in design Scale & Proportion Scale refers to the physical size of an element, while proportion refers to the relative size of one visual element in relation to the other elements within a composition Movement & Rhythm  Movement refers to the path a viewer’s eye takes through the work of art i.e. the focal point, while rhythm gives a sense of correlation of colors or elements between other colors and elements


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