Design Foundations | Annette Lynch

Annette Lynch

Design Foundations

CREATIVE DESIGN FOUNDATIONS

Fall 2015

Instructor: Dr. Annette Lynch Office Hours: 237 Latham, T TH, 11:00 AM - 12:30PM
Office: 237 Latham Hall Web address: http://uni.edu/lynch
Voice Mail: 273-2114  Email: Lynch@uni.edu

Required Textbooks and Materials

New, Jennifer. (2005). Drawing From Life: The Journal As Art. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

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:

  • More than 3 classes missed - Loss of one full grade in course
  • More than 5 classes missed - Loss of two full grades in course
  • More than 7 classes missed - Failure for the entire course

Course Requirements and Grading System:

Students will be required to participate in fashion shows related to the Gallagher Bluedorn performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat on Sunday, November 1. The runway exhibition will precede the first performance and will begin and 1:00 PM, with rehearsal beginning at 12 noon. There will also be an intermission still model exhibition at both the 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM productions. Students are also required to attend a dress rehearsal on Friday, October 30 from 3 to 5 PM, location to be announced.

Design Exercises (Shape, Texture, 50 PTS each) 100 PT
Vintage Remake Coat of Many Colors Project 100 PT
Nontraditional Materials Project 100 PT
Art Journal 100 PT
Final Exam Portfolio Pages (2) 100 PT
Total Points 500 PT

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.

Critiques - Students 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 25

Introduction to Course Content. Introduction to Texture and Technicolor Dreamcoat Project/Non Trad Project & Journal as Art

Thursday, August 27

Concept Table Presentations:

Texture Inspiration

Observation Exercise

Lab Time: Line

Journal Notebook, pencils, 10 sources of inspiration: Texture, Texture Object of Inspiration

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Lab Time: Texture Design

Building materials: Texture Mini Design

Thursday, Sept. 3

Lab Time: Texture Design

Journal, building materials, sources of inspiration

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Texture Critique

Introduction to Shape

Journal of Life: Observation

Favorite Journals and your follow up

Sketch notebook, pencils.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Concept Table Presentations: Shape

Lab Time: Shape

Building materials Shape

10 sources of inspiration: Shape

Shape, Object of Inspiration

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Lab Time: Shape

Building materials Shape

Thursday, Sept. 17

Lab Time: Shape

Introduction to Texture

Journal of Life: Reflection Assignment

Link to Menswear Trends & Shape

Building Materials Shape

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Shape Critique

Journal of Life: Menswear Trends and Shape, presentations

Sketch notebook, pencils, building materials

Thursday, Sept. 24

Introduction to Coat of Many Colors Project

Building materials: Line

10 sources of inspiration: Line

Line, Object of Inspiration

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Dreamcoat Show and Tell

10 sources of inspiration: Dreamcoat

Building materials Dreamcoat

Thursday, October 1

Vintage Show and Tell Coat of Many Colors

Building materials Dreamcoat

Vintage coat for Dream Coat

Tuesday, October 6

Worktime: Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Thursday, October 8

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Tuesday, October 13

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials Dreamcoat

Thursday, October 15

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Tuesday, October 20

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Thursday, October 22

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Tuesday, October 27

Work Time: Dreamcoat

Building materials: Dreamcoat

Thursday, October 29

Dreamcoat Due/Critique

Project Due in Class

Tuesday, November 3

Work Day Nontrad Project

Swatch materials

Thursday, November 5

Work Day Final Project

Swatches due, end of class

Notrad building materials required in class

Tuesday, November 10

Work day final project

Nontrad building materials required in class

Thursday, November 12

Work Day Final Project

Nontrad building materials required in class

Tuesday, November 17

Work Day Final Project

Nontrad building materials required in class

Thursday, November 19

Work Day Final Project

Nontrad building materials required in class

Tuesday, November 24

Thanksgiving

Building materials required in class

Thursday, November 26

Thanksgiving

Building materials required in class

Tuesday, December 1

Work Day Final Project

Building materials required in class

Thursday, December 3

Photoshoot (required)

Building materials required in class

Tuesday, December 8

Work Day, Portfolio Pages

 

Thursday, December 10

Work Day, Portfolio Pages

 

Final Exam: Tuesday Dec 15, 8 AM

Final Project Critique/Portfolio Pages Due