In this introductory digital arts course, instruction will be split into two parts. In this course, students will learn the seven elements of visual art: line, shape, form, color, value, space, and texture. Semester highlights historical artwork, focusing on the ways in which artists have used specific elements of visual art in a variety of ways. After surveying a variety of media and art, students will use digital drawing to apply the elements of visual art in their own work. They will discover career opportunities in the design, production, display, and presentation of digital artwork. Students will respond to the artwork of others and learn how to combine artistic elements to create finished pieces that effectively communicate ideas. The course assignments in this semester build toward a finished still‐life drawing that incorporates all seven elements of visual art.
Throughout this course, students will use Inkscape[LR1]™, a popular open‐source vector‐graphics software program, to complete the course projects.