Project 1: Black & White Shape Composition | Notan

Self-Critique Questions

In a Word Processor (MS Word, Google Docs, etc...) answer the questions below for each of your compositions:
Are the three designs non-representational?
Are the shapes in the design predominately organic/biomorphic or geometric in each of your compositions?
Are figure/ground relationships evident in your designs? In which ones? Do each of the black & white shapes compete to act as positive & negative space? In which ones?
Is one design asymmetrical, one symmetrical and one radial?
How did you use Balance to activate the composition?
What are the successful AND unsuccessful aspects of your design? Remember that we learn just as much from our failures than from our achievements!
Has the final design been executed in a professional manner? Designs should utilize the designated materials with care, effort, and attention to detail. This includes proper mounting to Bristol Board.

Artwork Documentation

Document the final project (scan or photograph the artwork) at 300ppi and upload it to the corresponding Brightspace entry.

Writing Assignment

Back to the Word Processor write a paragraph about your artwork based on your the answers to the self-critique questions above. Do not include the actual questions. Use correct grammar and spelling. Refer to the assigned readings, presentations and vocabulary words to help you with proper use of the vocabulary. (150 word minimum.)

As a writing technique, I suggest you answer each question in full. Once you are done, read the answers aloud. Then create connections between the answers to create one full paragraph.

Brightspace Notes

I recommend that you type this as a word document and save it before pasting it into the corresponding Blackboard Journal.

Add your writing assignment to the corresponding Brightspace entry on the same page as the image of your project.

Label both the image and the below writing assignment with the project number and title:
Project 1: Shape & Space Composition.

Both the image & the writing assignment should be uploaded to the corresponding Brightspace entry BEFORE the due class!

Take note of when the classroom is open and available for you to use the computers and/or scanners.