Unit 1 Assignments

Module 1: Design Fundamentals

Students will be expected to:

1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principles of design

1.2 Render forms through drawing and other ways of representing

1.3 Demonstrate understanding of the relationship between form and function of objects

1.4 Apply their understanding of a range of issues, & their cultural/historical contexts, in making design decisions

1.5 Demonstrate and understanding of applications for a range of materials, treatments, and finishes

1.6 Apply understanding of the design process in planning and evaluating a design

1.7 Apply design strategies to plan, communicate, inquire, and make decisions

1.8 Describe and apply their understanding of the relationship between design and the environment

ASSIGNMENT #1

Create a symmetrical design.

ASSIGNMENT #2

Create an asymmetrical design.

ASSIGNMENT #3

Create an image that shows crystallographic and radial balance.

ASSIGNMENT #4

Create a design where all the elements are the same size.


ASSIGNMENT #5

Draw a design using colour, shape and space to create emphasis.

ASSIGNMENT #6

Draw a design using line, value and texture to create emphasis.


ASSIGNMENT #7

Draw your own comic strip (4 panel minimum) that shows movement.

ASSIGNMENT #8

Show movement through diagonal lines.


ASSIGNMENT #9

Show movement through change in direction.


ASSIGNMENT #10

Show movement through change in value.


ASSIGNMENT #11

Show movement through overlapping objects.


ASSIGNMENT #12

Draw a basic facial portrait to show standard proportion.


ASSIGNMENT #13

Draw a face that shows altered proportion.


ASSIGNMENT #14

Create a scene that shows miniature proportions.


ASSIGNMENT #15

Create a scene that shows monumental proportions.


ASSIGNMENT #16

Draw 3 examples of repetition.


ASSIGNMENT #17

Create 3 different designs show 3 different types of patterns: mosaic, symmetrical, spiral, fractal, wave or meander.


ASSIGNMENT #18

Create your own examples of the 5 types of rhythm: progressive, alternating, regular, random and flowing.


ASSIGNMENT 19

Draw 5 examples of unity: proximity, continuation, repetition, alignment and colour.


ASSIGNMENT #20

Draw 5 examples of variety using: line, shape, value, colour and texture.