Annette Lynch

Design Foundations

 

CREATIVE DESIGN FOUNDATIONS

Fall 2014

 

Instructor: Dr. Annette Lynch Office Hours: 231 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

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
Duct Tape Super Hero Costume (dominating in Line or Shape) 100 PT
Nontraditional Materials Project (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, August 26
Introduction to Course Content.  Introduction to Line and Super Hero Costume
Thursday, August 28

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, Sept. 2

Lab Time: Complete Line Design

Building materials: Line Mini Design
Thursday, Sept. 4

Lab Time: Complete Line Design

 Sketch book, building materials, sources of inspiration
Tuesday, Sept. 9

Line Critique, Lab Time Super Hero Costume

Sketch notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Super Hero Costume
Thursday, Sept. 11

Concept Table Presentations: Super Hero Costume

Lab Time: Super Hero Costume

Building materials: Super Hero Costume
Tuesday, Sept. 16

Lab Time: Complete Super Hero Design

 Building materials: Super Hero Costue
 Thursday, Sept. 18

Critique, Super Hero Costume

Introduction to Shape, Mini Assigned

 
 Tuesday, Sept. 22

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

Sketch notebook, pencils, building materials
Thursday, Sept. 25

 Lab Time: Shape Mini

Building materials: Shape, sources of inspiration for non-trad, sketch book
 Tuesday, Sept. 30

Process Table Crit

Due in Class: Building materials Shape
 Thursday, October 2

No Formal Class, Professor at Albright College

Open Lab, Shape
 Tuesday, October 7

Shape Critique

Introduction to Texture, Texture assigned

Due in Class: Finished Shape Mini Design
 Thursday, October 9
  Due in Class: Building materials, sources of inspiration for Texture Mini Design
Tuesday, October 14

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

Sketch notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Texture
Thursday, October 16

Lab Time Texture

Final Non-traditional and Swatch Project Assigned

Texture Building materials required in Class
Tuesday, October 21

Texture Crit

 
Thursday, October 23
Swatch Work Time  Swatch Building Materials Due in Class
Tuesday, October 28
Swatch Work Time
  Swatch Building Materials Due in Class
Thursday, October 30

Swatch Work Time/Due at the end of class

Final Project Work Day

 Building Materials Final Project Due in Class
Tuesday, November 4

Work Day Final Project

Sources of Inspiration, sketch book and building materials required in class
Thursday,  November 6

Work Day Final Project

Building materials required in class
Tuesday, November 11

Work day final project

Building materials required in class
Thursday, November 13
Work Day Final Project Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, November 18
Work Day Final Project
Thursday, November 20

Work Day Final Project

 
Tuesday, November 25
Thanksgiving
 Building materials required in class 
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving
 Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, December 2

Work Day Final Project

 Building materials required in class 
Thursday, December 4
Work Day Final Project
 Building materials required in class 
Tuesday, December 9
Photoshoot (required)  
Thursday, December 11
Work Day, Portfolio Pages
 Sketch book required in class
Final Exam: Tuesday Dec 16, 8 AM Final Project Critique/Portfolio Pages Due