TEACHING // COLLEGE

 

5-NOUN IMAGE

SCHOOL:  LIM College, New York, NY. COURSE: Color & Design

Level I students created an image based on five nouns. The words were picked at random (from a hat - written by other students in the class.)  The challenge was to interpret each word, as well as their meaning in combination.  Students were encouraged to be analytical rather than literal, in terms of content. 

Hover over each image to see the 5 nouns each student combined.


BLACK & WHITE IMAGE DECONSTRUCTION

SCHOOL:  LIM College, New York, NY. COURSE: Color & Design

Level I students built a new composition and created new content from an already-established image. Each student chose a black & white image that appealed to him/her for any reason. They then went through a variety of steps, making copies, zooming in on a specific area, cutting out multiple shapes, adding color, etc. to arrive at a whole new image of their own creation. Special focus was placed on value, color, repetition, and unity.


5-FRAME COLLAGE

SCHOOL:  LIM College, New York, NY. COURSE: Color & Design

Level I students created an original collage, with each step of directions based on the Principles of Design.  For example, here is an excerpt of the directions given:

"PROPORTION: Decide how you will arrange your 5 frames.  (A simple mock-up sketch will help.)  Start with a rectangle.  (Use the Golden Mean (i.e. 8x13, or whatever number 1:1.6180) to determine its length and width.  Next, break the largest rectangle into smaller sections of your choice, with the Golden Mean as your guide."


BOOK PROJECT

SCHOOL:  LIM College, New York, NY. COURSE: Color & Design

Level I students designed and constructed a small book exploring any subject of their choice.  While students were shown Japanese binding techniques, the form of the book was entirely their own decision. Focus was given to the philosophy that form follows function. Therefore, design and use of materials should be appropriate for content. Ideas and information should be organized for the maximum enjoyment and understanding of the reader. Final product should have a consistent, cohesive style throughout the whole book.