Introduction to the Elements and Principles of Design
Teacher Resource: Universal Principles of Design (2nd ed.), by Lidwell, Holden, Butler
If you’ve ever dreamed of designing advertisements, phone cases, pendants, or stationary / greeting cards then Creative Design is the skills course for you! Form meets function in this class, where you, the designer, craft the visual concept then turn it into a useable / wearable work of art. You will be experimenting with materials such as graphic art pens, a variety of paper styles, rubber moulds, polymer, leather and fibers and tapping into resources such as product manufacturers and ready-made base supplies. Through a series of projects that build on the elements and principles of design, you will produce unique designs reflecting your personal vision of useful beauty.
This art skills course aims to teach students the elements and principles of design.
Through a required minimum of 3 highly-detailed projects and endless amounts of conceptual work, students will gain knowledge of these elements and principles. Projects include, but are not limited to: advertising graphics, industrial design product (iPad / iPhone case), polymer jewelry and optical illusion 3D design.
Elements of design covered: Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Space, Form
Principles of design addressed: Unity, Balance, Hierarchy, Scale / Proportion
Dominance / Emphasis, Similarity and Contrast, Environment