336 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the SPARK computer lab (Mon-Fri, 7:30-11:00pm) and in the Avery Computer Lab in Avery Hall in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm).

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

WEEK 3

Tues 1/23

Due today:

  • Read “Figure/Ground” (or “Gestalt”) from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry #2
  • Hand in your blog post grade sheet for blogs #1 and #2
  • Begin collection of reference photos for texture and pattern (save on your thumbdrive)

In class:

Thurs 1/25

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Workspace, Organization, Vector Graphics, Color, Pattern

WEEK 4

Tues 1/30

Due today:

  • Read “Color” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry #3
  • Read the Using Color in Illustrator tutorial by this date

In class:

Thurs 2/1

Due today:

  • Come to class prepared to work

In class:

  • Work on Project 1: Pattern Design

WEEK 5

Tues 2/6

Due today:

In class:

  • Student presentations (attendance required)

Thurs 2/8

In class:

  • Student presentations continued (attendance required)

WEEK 6

Tues 2/13

Due today:

  • Read “Organic/Geometric” from “Design Elements: A Graphic Style Manual” by Timothy Samara (link to PDF provided) and post blog entry

In class:

  • Class discussion: Organic/Geometric and Abstract/Representational

Thurs 2/15

Due today:

Read “Rhythm and Balance” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry

In class:

WEEK 7 

Tues 2/20

Due today:

  • Look at Gee’s Bend Quilts , read “Formstorming” from Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry

In class:

Thurs 2/22: Meet at BCU in Bustad Hall, Room 123

Class field trip to BCU printing services

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 2/27

Due today:

  • Letter chapter (pgs 11-84) from “Thinking with Type” by Ellen Lupton (Access the electronic version via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Thinking with Type” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option.)

In class:

  • Test on “Letter” from “Thinking with Type” reading
  • Introduction to Project 2: Type Design

Thurs 3/1

Due today:

  • Read “Modularity” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” and post blog entry

In class:

  • Continued discussion of Project 2: Type Design

WEEK 9

Tues 3/6: Meet in MASC in Holland-Terrell Library

Due today:

  • Meet in Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections in Holland-Terrell library

In class:

  • Class visit to MASC

Thurs 3/8

Due today:

  • Typeface Design Proposal and Formstorming Proposal

In class:

  • Discussion: Typeface Design Proposal and Formstorming Proposal

—SPRING BREAK—

WEEK 10

Tues 3/20

Typeface Design: Intro to Scanning in CDSC if needed

Thurs 3/22

Field Trip to WSU Art Museum to see Typeface examples

WEEK 11

Tues 3/27

TBA: Possible individual meetings with your instructor, depending on maternity leave

Thurs 3/29

TBA: Possible individual meetings with your instructor, depending on maternity leave

WEEK 12

Tues 4/3

TBA: Possible individual meetings with your instructor, depending on maternity leave

Thurs 4/5

TBA: Possible individual meetings with your instructor, depending on maternity leave

WEEK 13

Tues 4/10

Due to hand in to your instructor: Typeface Design Project Digital Files

Thurs 4/12

Continue working on Formstorming activities

WEEK 14

Tues 4/17

Continue working on Formstorming activities

Thurs 4/19

Continue working on Formstorming activities

WEEK 15

Tues 4/24

Final Presentations: Typeface Design / Formstorming

Thurs 4/26

Final Presentations: Typeface Design / Formstorming

FINALS WEEK (Optional): TBA, depending on classes missed for maternity leave

Tues 5/1: 10:10am-12:10pm


– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 1/9

In class:

  • Course Introduction

Thurs 1/11

Due today:

  • Read “Point, Line, Plane” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics” by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips (Available for purchase at the Bookie, or you may access the electronic version via the library subscription to ProQuest Ebook Central using your WSU network ID and password. To find this resource, search for “Graphic Design: The New Basics” via WSU Library SearchIt page and then click on EBOOK option. Note that the online version is edition 1 and the copy for purchase is edition 2. Page numbers differ slightly among editions so reading assignments are made using chapter titles.)

In class:

  • Small group activity: Point, Line, Plane

WEEK 2

Tues 1/16

Due today:

  • Read “Texture” and “Pattern” from “Graphic Design: The New Basics”
  • Bring DTC336 thumbdrives (2 GIG minimum)

In class:

Thurs 1/18

Due today:

In class:

  • Discussion of “Texture” and “Pattern” blog entries
  • Discussion of reference photos for texture and pattern
  • Possible architectural scavenger hunt