2D Design Portfolio
Printing on top of a Photograph
Styrofoam Cups Drawing
Cereal Box Construction
To begin you can try copying text into Wordle (link below) to see what design emerges. You can use that idea to make your final piece, but the Wordle IS NOT THE FINAL PIECE. This can be a cut paper design (meaning the letters will be cut out and glued down to paper), a print, or a computer generated image.
Examples from Alice Taylor
This artwork should exemplify balance, rhythm and repetition.
Inside and Out
Text in Art
Arrange a simple still-life and draw it out. Use 3-4 different values in colors to represent the shapes in the still-life. You can draw back on top
This artwork should exemplify emphasis.
Instructions: You are to complete at least five of the following assignments over the summer for the AP 2-D Design class; it is also recommended that you be working in a personal sketchbook/visual journal/altered book. These pieces will be due at the beginning of the third week of school. Your outside work will constitute 50% of your grade throughout the year in AP. Consequently, if you do not do this work, you will not pass the first six-week period. I also want you to take time over the summer to think about ideas that you may want to pursue as a concentration. Please return with a list of 20 potential ideas to be discussed with the class during the second week of school.
Each of the pieces needs to be done no larger than an 18 x 24 surface You may choose the type of surface to work on—paper, cardboard, canvas board, plywood, mat board, etc.
Please keep in mind that although drawing does involve design, the emphasis in this studio is on design—the formal elements and principles (elements: line, color, texture, space, value, shape, and form; principles: unity, balance, contrast, repetition, variety, dominance, etc.). Concept/idea, craftsmanship, and the creation of a visually successful design will all be components of every grade.
You will develop mastery in concept, composition, as well as execution of 2D design elements and principles. As you approach the requirements for this course, you will be expected to use a variety of concepts and approaches to demonstrate your ideas and abilities. Versatility of techniques is also emphasized as you develop ideation and solutions to your problems.
·Do a portrait, self-portrait, landscape, or still-life in the style of another artist in which formal aspects of design are emphasized—i.e. Monet/Impressionism, Matisse/Fauvism, Picasso/Cubism, Warhol/Pop, Dali/Surrealism, Van Gogh/Postimpressionism, etc. You may have to do a bit of research to understand the stylistic tendencies of these artists/movements.
·do a self-portrait, or several different ones, that expresses a specific mood/emotion–e.g., anger/rage, melancholy/loneliness, happiness/joy, etc. Manipulate light and color to enhance the psychological atmosphere. Also, consider the development of the environment/setting.
·Do some exploration with mixed media. Do a piece (portrait, self-portrait, landscape, or stilllife) in which you use at least three different media—i.e., a wet medium, a dry medium and some collage element.
·Do a portrait, self-portrait, still-life, or landscape using either a complementary, analogous, or split-complementary color scheme (you may use black and white as well as shades and tints of the chosen hues).
·Do a drawing of a futuristic cityscape—e.g., Atlanta in the year 2050 (keep in mind rules of one-, two-, and three-point perspective.
·Divide a page, canvas, board—i.e. the working surface—into three equal inset spaces. Do three views of one landscape. Limit yourself to a specific color scheme.
·Do a graphite drawing of a still-life arrangement that consists of reflective objects—your goal is to convey a convincing representation with a full range of values. To add interest to the composition, you might also want to render yourself being reflected in the objects.
·Do a drawing of an unusual interior—for instance, looking inside a closet, cabinet, refrigerator, inside your car... use your imagination!
·Do a drawing of your worldly treasures arranged in an interesting still-life composition.
·Do a drawing of your worldly treasures as they come to life—animate them.
·Do a drawing of your hands arranged in a variety of poses. You must carefully plan your composition in order for the separate units to work together visually.
·Do a color rendering of a still-life arrangement consisting of your family member’s shoes—try to convey some “sense” of each of your individual family member’s distinct personalities in your piece.