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: 6 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 (Mini Project)

1
Lesson 17: The Design cycle
2
Activity 16 (PART 1): Problem Analysis
3
Activity 16 (PART 2): Developing Ideas
4
Activity 16 (PART 3): Creating your first design
5
Activity 16 (PART 4): Creating your first logo
6
Activity 16 (PART 5): Creating a model of the package
7
Activity 16 (PART 6): Presenting and evaluating

1.6 Digital Drawing and Photo manipulation

1
Lesson 18: Digital illustration concepts and apps explained
2
Activity 17: Your first anime character
3
Activity 18: Concept Art: Painting a digital fantasy landscape using pictures and layers
4
Activity 18: Painting your first car

1.7 Animation

Portfolio of Evidence and Exam

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Enrolled: 338 students
Duration: 50+ hours
Lectures: 44
Level: Beginner