Annette Lynch

Design Foundations

 

CREATIVE DESIGN FOUNDATIONS

Spring 2014

 

Instructor: Dr. Annette Lynch Office Hours: 243 Latham, T TH, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Office: 243 Latham Hall, 219 Sabin Hall Web address: http://uni.edu/lynch
Voice Mail: 273-2114  Email: Lynch@uni.edu

 

Required Textbooks and Materials:

Fernandez, G. R. (2008). Illlustration for Fashion Design: 12 Steps to the Fashion Figure. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Art Materials to be announced.

Course Objectives:

1.  Introduce students to principles and elements of design as they apply to textile and apparel design.

2.  Stimulate creativity and critical thinking through the completion of a series of projects and critiques.

3.  Introduce students to fundamentals of color theory as enacted in apparel design.

4.  Introduce students to fundamentals of fashion illustration.

All course requirements must be met in order to receive a grade in this course.

Assignments are due in class on the date due. Assignments that are put in my mailbox or turned in late receive a lower letter grade than those turned in on time. Habitual late assignments will affect your grade in this course. Letter grades are based on a percentage grading scale.

 

90 - 100 % A
80 - 89 % B
70 - 79 % C
60 - 69 % D

 

Class Policies

Attendance Policy: Students are expected to be at all class sessions. It is the instructor's philosophy that classes should be attended to receive full credit for a college level course. Attendance roll will be taken and penalties assessed for excessive missed classes, medically excused or not. The following penalty schedule will be applied in the class:

 

bullet more than 3 classes missed - loss of one full grade in course
bullet more than 5 classes missed - loss of two full grades in course
bullet more than 7 classes missed - failure for the entire course

 

Course Requirements and Grading System:

 

Design Exercises  (Line, Shape, Texture, 50 PTS each) 150 PT
Non-traditional Materials Mid-quarter Design (dominating in Line or Shape) 100 PT
Final Duct Tape Vest (Dominating in Line and Texture) 100 PT
Fashion Illustration Notebook Points included in project grades
Design Inspiration Notebook Points included in project grades
Final Exam Portfolio Pages (2) 100 PT
Total Points 450

 

Assignments are due in class on the date due. Assignments that are put in my mailbox or turned in late receive a lower letter grade than those turned in on time. Habitual late assignments will affect your grade in this course. Letter grades are based on a percentage grading scale.

Assignments - Assignments are due in class the day of the critique.  Students must have a doctor's excuse to miss a critique, and must inform me ahead of time. Any work not turned in on time will be marked one grade lower. After the first late week, two grades lower.

CritiquesStudents who must miss a critique due to extreme illness or other emergency must contact me in advance of the critique in order to arrange a make-up assignment or exam.

Students with Special Needs:

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provides protection from discrimination for qualified individuals with disabilities. Students with a disability, who require assistance, will need to contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) for coordination of academic accommodations. The ODS is located at 213 Students Services Center. Their phone number is 319-273-2676. Students should also feel free to contact the professor if there are accommodations that can be made.

Tentative Schedule

Date Class Topic: Due in Class
Tuesday, January 14 Introduction to Course Content.  Introduction to Line
Thursday, January 16

Concept Table Presentations: Line Inspiration

Lab Time: Complete 5 renderings of sources of inspiration, and 3 modifications

Sketch notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Line
Tuesday, January 21

Lab Time: Complete Line Design

Building materials: Line Mini Design
Thursday, January 23

Concept Table Presentations: Line Mini Design

Introduction to Shape

Lab Time: Complete Line Design

 Sketch book, building materials, sources of inspiration
Tuesday, January 28

Line Critique

Lab Time: Complete 5 renderings of sources of inspiration (SHAPE), and 3 modifications

Sketch notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Shape
Thursday, January 30

Concept Table Presentations: Shape 

Lab Time: Complete Shape Design

Building materials: Shape Mini Design
Tuesday, February 4

Non-traditional Materials project assigned

Lab Time: Complete Shape Design

 

 Building materials: Shape Mini Design
 Thursday, February 6 Lab Time: Complete Shape Project

Work on inspirations for non-trad (if done with shape)

Sketch notebook, pencils, building materials
 Tuesday, February 11

Shape Critique

work on swatches

Building materials: Swatches
 Thursday, February 13

 

Lab Time: Swatches, Sources of Inspiration non-traditional project

 

Building materials: Swatches, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
 Tuesday, February 18

Process Table Crit: Swatches

Lab Time: Complete 5 renderings of sources of inspiration, and 3 modifications

Due in Class: Building materials, Swatches, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
 Thursday, February 20

Swatches and Swatches Concept Statement Due

Lab Time: Non-traditional project

 

Due in Class: Building materials, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
 Tuesday, February 25

Lab Time: Non-Traditional

Due in Class: Building materials, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
 Thursday, February 27

Sketches and Designer Concept Statement due for non-traditional design

Lab Time: Non-Traditional

Due in Class: Building materials, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
Tuesday, March 4

 

Lab Time: Complete 5 renderings of sources of inspiration, and 3 modifications

Sketch notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Texture
Thursday, March 6

Non-traditional Project Lab Time

Building materials required in Class
Tuesday, March 11

Non-traditional Project Lab Time

Final Project Assigned

 Building Materials required in class
Thursday, March 13

 

Non-traditional Project Due

 
Tuesday, March 18 Spring Break  
Thursday, March 20  

Spring Break

Tuesday, March 25

Texture Sources of Inspiration Due/Start on Texture

Sources of Inspiration, sketch book and building materials required in class
Thursday,  March 27

Work Day Texture, Final Project Assigned

Building materials required in class
Tuesday, April 1

 Work day final project/Texture

Building materials required in class
Thursday, April 3 Texture Due, Work Day Final Project Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, April 8

Work Day: Final Project

Building materials required in class
Thursday, April 10

Work Day: Final Project

Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, April 15 Work Day: Final Project  Building materials required in class 
Thursday, April 17 Work Day: Final Project  Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, April 22

Photo Shoot (required)

 Building materials required in class 
Thursday, April 24 Work Day: Final Project & Portfolio Pages  Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, April 29 Bowls Fundraiser, final project due  
Thursday, May 1 No class: Make up day for Bowls fundraiser  Sketch book required in class
Final Exam: Tuesday May 6, 8 AM Final Project Critique/Portfolio Pages Due