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3D Design Syllabus

Instructor Ray Horner

E-mail: Rhorner@cougar.kean.edu
Art Dept. Phone # (908) 737-4400
Thursday 11- 4:50 PM
FA 2403 *01
Three-Dimensional Design (3)
Vaugh Eames, Room: 115New Resource: http://professorhornersartclass.com/ Extra helps on this blog site for class.
Will post examples and assignments as we progressRelationships between concept, visual organization, three-dimensional materials and processes are studied. The integrative nature of the design process and competence in working with a variety of materials are dealt with in the studio environment
Three Dimensional Design seeks to expand your understanding of design theory as it relates to the 3 dimensional world. Working primarily in paper and wood and Plaster, we will explore concepts of modularity, sequence and series, relief, contour, structure, symmetry and asymmetry as they relate to the study of forms in nature.We will examine the function of space, volume, mass, plane, and line. Sculptural issues will be explored through the solution of design problems. Extensive out-of-class assignments will supplement studio practice. The main emphasis of this course is the development of critical thinking skills as they apply to visual aesthetic issues.
This is a working studio course. Regular attendance is expected.Academic Expectations: Attend all classes, care about your work, make progress in the medium, help and cooperate with your classmates, take risks, make mistakes. Your grade will be based on the care you bring to your work and the successful completion of each assignment. As this is a studio class, good attendance is assumed. Attendance is crucial. A maximum of 3 absences is allowed, with or without a valid excuse. After that your grade will drop 1 level until 6 are reached. At that point, an automatic “F” will be recorded for the course.Students should attend the Arts Dialogue Program
Assignments: Some Will Change:
1. Box & Equilateral TriangleMaterials: Bristol board 5hrs.2. Hybrid of the twoMaterials: Bristol board 5hrs.3. Grid project: Using a grid develop nine different solid forms with a square as the base no taller than the equal sides of the square. Project should be clean, spray painted with white paint due next two class periods mounted on form core 14” x 14”. 3” squares 1” marginsMaterials: Bristol board and foam core to mount it on. (10hrs).4. Project Line Form- Implied LineMaterials: Foam core 5hrs.5. 3D asymmetrical designMaterials: Paper mounted on mat board or foam core. (5hrs).6. Found objects sculpture.Materials: Look for found objects that can be used to make a small sculpture remember form, line and repetition. Try to stay as close to monochrome as possible and paint it one color if necessary. (10hrs).7. From your major – develop a 3D sculptureExample: Art Ed 3d show and tell project, Ceramics 3d freeform Photography photos in a 3D form, Graphics product Interior design 3D model of an interior space. And industrial Design something related to that. (10hrs).8. Influenced by force-Materials: Bristol board Paper & Form core Wire and Fabric (5hrs).9. Sculpture should make you want to hold it or repel from it.Materials: will need Styrofoam & Plaster of Paris for sculpture. (15hrs).
Supplies for this class.

  • Drawing board – optional
  • T-Square
  • 45 and 60/30 degree triangle
  • Cutting board or card board to cut on.
  • Metal straight edge,
  • Pencils
  • X-Acto knife or utility knife
  • Compass
  • Burnishing stick
  • Scissors
  • 2 Rolls of Plast’rcraft
  • Pad of Bristol Board 18” x 24”
  • Rubber cement
  • Fast Grab Tacky glue
  • (glue gun) optional
  • FoamCore 3/16” or 1/8”
  • White Mat board
  • Krylon Gesso Spray
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Start a collection found objects materials

Required Text:Mary Stewart, Launching The Imagination

One Response to “3D Design Syllabus”

  1. Gaby says:

    Nice post mate

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