John O. Smith

art foundation

Art Foundation classes focus on introducing processes, materials and tools. Projects and exercises creatively explore form and space; vocabulary and language; and art as visual communication. A cultural history of mark-making and visual communication creates reference for student work. Projects are process-based, encouraging students to explore and develop passion and commitment for their own ideas. Exercises and creative work leads to dialog about communication. Projects progressively challenge students to use form and media to communicate narratives and ideas. Learning "how?" develops into an exploration of "what?" and "why?"

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 Line studies  |  2D Design

 Ink on paper

 Line studies  |  2D Design

 Ink on paper

 Ambiguous form and value study  |  2D Design

 Ink and gouache on paper

 Pattern texture studies  |  2D Design

 Ink on paper. Adobe Illustrator

 Pattern texture studies with implied line  |  2D Design

 Ink on paper. Adobe Illustrator

 Accordion book with abstract narrative  |  2D Design

 Ink and photocopy on board, or Adobe Illustrator

 3D interpretation  |  2D-3D Design

 Museum board constructions

 Language and color compositions  |  2D Design

 Ink on paper – Adobe Illustrator

 Color studies and color scales  |  Color Theory - 2D Design

 Acrylic on paper. Students also create color scales in Adobe Illustrator

 Color studies – value, saturation, transparency  |  Color Theory - 2D Design

 Acrylic on paper. Students also create color scales in Adobe Illustrator

 Color – partitive color mixing  |  Color Theory - 2D Design

 Cut paper

 Object renderings  |  Computer Graphics - Drawing

 Adobe Illustrator

 Drawing – expressive mark-making  |  Drawing - 2D Design

 Various media and techniques on paper

 Color expressive collage  |  Drawing - Color Theory - 2D Design

 Various media

 Photo Montage  |  Computer Graphics - 2D Design

 Original photography and Adobe Photoshop

 Photo Montage  |  Computer Graphics - 2D Design

 Original photography and Adobe Photoshop

 Mural design and rendering  |  Computer Graphics - 2D 3D Design

 Adobe Illustrator