2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ART 101 Design, Beginning (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities with Performance; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A studio laboratory course which presents the elements of design as sources for artistic invention. Lectures, demonstrations and studio work deal with line, edge, shape, area, texture and value as vital elements in creative design.

Student Outcomes
1. Paint a composition using black and white while seeking to have both black and white shapes play the
role of both the figure and ground.
2. Apply the concepts of continuous and discontinuous visual connections.
3. Utilize abstract, non-representational shapes to assist in seeing the building blocks of composition.
4. Utilize full value change to aid in identifying variety and to build a compositional hierarchy.
5. Identify the concepts of value keys and value contrasts.
6. Demonstrate the concepts of open and closed shapes using value and texture.
7. Analyze examples of composition content from various cultures.
8. Paint a monochromatic composition which replicates the shapes and values of the achromatic design.
9. Employ warm and cool color mixing and use in a composition.
10.Examine basic color theory including primary and secondary color schemes

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