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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Jan 19, 2018
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

3DTD209 Draw What You Mean 3 cr.

Drawing is a tool essential for jewelry designers and object makers. Whether the student plans to be a studio artist, own a small business or work at a big firm, he or she will need to express ideas clearly with images. In this course, students will explore drawing as a tool for developing and refining ideas before committing to making them. Students will work in various traditional media: markers; color pencils; gouache, and watercolor. The class will pay attention to how the choice of media can influence the style of the work being rendered. The class will alternate between hand drawing and computer rendering using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Students will utilize these programs as a layout tool, to explore design variations, to create and control patterns and as a drawing and rendering tool. The class will investigate how computers can be an addition to hand drawing skills by manipulating drawings, renderings and photographs. Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is encouraged.

Prerequisites: introduction to drawing (perspective and lighting). Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is encouraged.

Hybrid Studio
Departmental Elective