Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design
•1 B4 sketchpad (pads with Watson paper or Fabriano watercolor paper are recommended)
•1 set of Staedlar Mars Lumograph pencils (8B,7B,6B,4B,2B,HB)
•1 Staedlar pencil sharpener
•1 Putty eraser
•1 set of acrylic paints (20ml) various colours
•1 brush (make sure the brush comes to a fine point)
All art materials can be purchased at Seikaido: https://www.sekaido.co.jp/ (total cost: approximately ¥2,500)
1. Learn how to employ the following art elements: line, shape, value, texture and space when designing a work of art.
2. Practice the principles of pictorial organization with emphasis on harmony and variety.
3. Understand how balance, movement, proportion, dominance, economy and space affect the unity of a design.
4. Develop a creative and original approach when designing a work of art.
5. Grasp how to articulate one’s own artwork effectively.
Who should take this course
When not teaching, Jason likes to indulge in creative pursuits such as drawing. He gained a degree in graphics at Bristol University and after obtaining an MA in visual arts at the University of Arts, London in 2017, specialising in rotoscope animation, he continues his art-making practice with independent projects. Exploring aspects of Japanese culture, its social history and geography predominantly occupy his practice. An on-going project titled, Once Useful which began in 2016, explicates abandoned, uninhabited, derelict Japanese and British architecture. Fortunately for Jason, the on-going project ties in with another of his interests, cyclogeography. He has always been a strong advocator of cycling as a means to improve biodiversity and as a result, reduce noise and air pollution.