In this course, students will build on the skills and concepts learned in semester 1 to further develop a vocabulary of digital design elements. This course includes a review of the skills and concepts learned in semester 1 to support the more advanced techniques described in this course. Students will learn about the principles of design and use them to create their own unique artwork. The principles of design include repetition, pattern, contrast, variety, movement, rhythm, proportion, balance, emphasis, dominance, unity, and harmony. By the end of the course, students will have created a collection of art projects for a digital design portfolio. The course assignments in this course teach students how to analyze the use of principles of design in specific artwork, and then apply those principles in student work.
Throughout this course, students will use Inkscape[LR1]™, a popular open‐source vector‐graphics software program, to complete the course projects.