Creative Design – 1

The Creative Design course teaches students how to solve problems by providing them with the opportunity to acquire direct and transferable skills from theoretical and practical tasks. The course will allow students to develop individual and creative collaboration and critical thinking skills through the application of the design cycle. By focusing on design fundementals, students are given an insight into design across industries.

This course builds on your understanding of skills aquired in the Grade 9 course and is focused on 3 main areas:

  • Creative Skills development: 10 Weeks
  • Design Research: 7 Weeks
  • Project Realization: 4 Weeks

Course overview

1
Meet your Instructors
2
Introduction to Creative Design
3
How to get the most out of the course
4
Material requirements

1.1 Observational Drawing

1
Lesson 1A: Intro to Pencils
2
Lesson 1B: How to hold and use pencils effectively
3
Lesson 2: The elements of art and design
4
Lesson 3: The Principals of design
5
Lesson 4: Working with Lines, marks and patterns
6
Activity 1: Contours and Patterns (Whale)
7
Activity 2: Pattern Portrait
8
Activity 3/Homework 1: Making your own videogame controller (Group)
9
Lesson 5: Working with Shapes and Forms
10
Activity 4: Hand-Eye Co-ordination, contours and perfect circles
11
Activity 5: Geometric Shapes
12
Activity 6: Observational Drawing using grids

1.2 Shading and Toning

1
Lesson 6: Working with Value and Shading
2
Lesson 7: Types of Shading
3
Activity 7: Practice the types of Shading
4
Activity 8: Practice the value scale
5
Activity 9: Drawing and Shading 3D shapes
6
Activity 10: Drawing and shading the Human Eye

1.3 Color Theory

1
Lesson 8: Color Theory Basics
2
Activity 11: The color wheel
3
Lesson 9: Important color terms
4
Activity 12: Color worksheet practice

1.4 Painting Techniques

1
Lesson 10: Materials for painting techniques
2
Lesson 11: Extra painting materials
3
Lesson 12: Brush strokes
4
Lesson 13/Activity 13: Mixing the secondary colors
5
Lesson 14/Activity 14: Painting Monochromatic Shapes
6
Lesson 15: Your first gradient
7
Lesson 16/Activity 15: Your first Landscape painting

1.5 Digital Design

1.6 Digital Drawing

1.7 Photography Manipulation

1.8 Animation

Portfolio of Evidence and Exam

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Enrolled: 27 students
Duration: 50 Weeks
Lectures: 33
Level: Beginner