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Anne Hayden Stevens
ART 123
Seattle Campus

Two-Dimensional Design: Structure and Color

Exploration of fundamental visual phenomena as defined by relationship and context. Compositional studies that allow for analysis of line, form, mass, tonality, and color. Exercises begin with subject interpretation and translation, progress to abstraction, and conclude with a series of variations on a visual theme. Offered: AWSp.

Class Description

The focus of this course is on personal and direct exploration of ideas through the creation of 2 dimensional works. THe goal is to develop your ability to create, perceive, and interpret 2 dimensional images.

Critique and discussion in studio. Assignments will be exploratory, with some precendent examples of color relationships and composition presented prior to beginning the assignment.

Recommended preparation

Class Assignments and Grading

In-class work will generally be short exercises that lead into longer out-of-class projects. Readings will be project-centered.

In-class participation; effort; and engagement with project constraints and possibilities.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Hagar Shirman
Date: 01/23/2001