SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:38:34 AMART 5 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 5Title:  3 DIMENSIONAL DESIGN  
Full Title:  Three Dimensional Design
Last Reviewed:10/26/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.005 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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A problem solving approach to spatial organization.  Experimental use of paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, wire, string and found objects. Problems designed to encourage personal growth through individual solutions.  


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A problem solving approach to spatial organization. Experimental use of paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, wire, string, and found objects. Problems designed to encourage personal growth through individual solutions.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2019
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ARTS 101 3-D Foundations SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART5

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Develop perception and awareness of visual elements and relationships such as form, rhythm, scale and repetition.
2.  Identify form, both verbally and in writing, using vocabulary of terms pertaining specifically to three
dimensional design.
3.  Demonstrate hand skills necessary for basic mastery of various design tools and media; hard, soft, flat and linear.
4.  Employ analytical operations necessary to build forms in three dimensional space; using two dimensional and three demensional sketching.
5.  Develop aesthetic judgments through class critiques.
6.  Demonstrate the creative process, which includes the development of disciplined work habits, time management skills, and the practice of hand skills, as well as risk-taking and experimentation.
7.  Examine and analyze examples of historical models in architecture, sculpture and design.
8.  Define health and safety issues that could arise from the use of three dimensinal design materials such as mat knives, rules, compasses and other three dimensional design materials to demonstrate safely using these.

Topics and Scope
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A.  The primary intent of Art 5 is visual literacy and performance using
     specific media in a studio setting.  This includes:
  1.  The ability to recognize the basic elements of three dimensional
     design (form and shape, space, volume and texture).
  2.  The ability to make aesthetic decisions and judgments about these
     elements in three dimensional design.
  3.  The ability to perform specific techniques to demonstrate these
     elements (building structures which are free standing, kinetic, are
     build from regular polygons and organic form, working from two
     dimensional plans).
  4.  The ability to intelligently use and care for the tools of Art 5 (pencils, rulers, compasses, mat knives, glues and basic joinery).
B.  The scope and sequence of the course will be presented as follows:
  1.  Through lectures, viedos and slides concerning the concepts, elements
      and art historical precedents of three dimensional design.
  2.  Through lecture/demonstrations of the proper use of materials and
  3.  Through student practice and demonstration of compositional,
      expressive and technical concepts.
  4.  Through evaluative one-on-one discussions with individual students.
  5.  Through group critique discussions and presentations of in-class
      work and homework.
C.  Specific areas of study within Art 5 include:
  1.  Process:  balancing the deliberate and planned with the accidental
      and spontaneous.
  2.  Content:  recognize other-than aesthetic spects of three dimensional
      design such as metaphor, symbol, narrative, etc.
  3.  Abstraction:  introduce the concept of abstraction through various
      means:  extreme simplification of the elements of drawing such as form
      or of value, expressive spontaneous, or improvised use of materials,
      20th century precedents in drawing.
  4.  Shape/Form:  recognizing how two dimensinal shape becomes three
      dimensional form, observing profile shapes and separating them from
      surface detail, using positive and negative shape relationships to
      to strengthen compositional drama or unity.
  5.  Texture:  using textural contrasts and pattern to describe and enrich
      surfaces or affect the spped at which a form is comprehended.
  6.  Edge/Volume: the edge as a way to achieve openness or volume.
       Varying edge widths to create variety and rhythm.
  7.  Proportion: analyzing relative importance of the parts within a form
      for its contribution to the whole effect.

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1. Read text book to expand the design vocabulary for critique
2. Various form building exercises which explore major principles of form function including:
A.  Paper as a structural material.
B.  Cardboard used as a modelmaking material for natural and architectural form.
C.  Human scale as a factor in functional form.
D.  Primitive form and its relationship to geometric design.
E.  Fabrication and joinery as important details of form.
F.  Kinetics and optics.
3.  Student presents own work as portfolio at end of course.
Independent study will be required of all students. A series of assignments/critiques in the Art Gallery or on the Art Gallery website will be completed in order to enhance existing course content. A minimum of 4.25 hours of gallery study will be required per semester.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
70 - 90%
A portfolio of completed work will be major basis for course grade. Other factors: attendance, effort, growth and class participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Launching the Imagination. 3rd edition. Stewart, Mary. McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages: 2007.

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