Studio I: Graphic Design

Studio I begins with a basic introduction to the elements and principles of design. These fundamental building blocks of art provide the structure for more advanced skill building in observational drawing and graphic design.

Units in package design, advertising design, and illustration are studied. Traditional observational drawing of simple still life and landscapes is introduced and drawing from the imagination supplements the design work.

Students in Studio I use both traditional materials and the computer as drawing tools to develop their conceptual skills, participate in group critique, and work alone and collaboratively. Contemporary and historical artists are studied in relation to studio work.