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ARTS 109 Basic Two-Dimensional Design
Summer Session I in 2012 (June 11-July 6, 2012)
Katherine McCanless Ruffin, Book Arts Program Director
This studio course focuses on the issue of composition in two-dimensional imagery. It introduces the fundamental elements of design (e.g. line, shape, value, space, color) and their function in the process of composition. Studio projects emphasize formal problem-solving skills as a means of achieving more effective visual communication. Weekly assignments are given in a variety of media. This course is not digitally based, but students will have the opportunity to use digital media to solve certain problems. Recommended for those interested in pursuing any type of two-dimensional work, including painting, photography, or web design. See Summer Session course listing for more information.
ARTS 222 Introductory Print Methods: Typography/Book Arts
Katherine McCanless Ruffin, Book Arts Lab, Clapp Library
This credit-bearing class will be offered in the Book Arts Lab in the Spring of 2014.
This advanced studio course explores the relationship between text and image through relief printing techniques and innovative book structures. Studio projects will include the production of limited edition artist's books that focus on the interplay of two and three dimensions in the book form. Emphasis will be placed on creative problem solving within the limitations of technology, and on the importance of the act of revision. Class sessions in the Papermaking Studio and Special Collections will augment intensive studio work in Clapp Library's Book Arts Lab.
Prerequisite: ARTS 105, 107, 108/CAMS 138, or 109/CAMS 139 Distribution: Arts, Music, Theatre, Film, Video