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Doodling

There have been articles written, a TED talk given, and a website founded, all to promote the doodle. Proof of an unfocused mind, doodles are usually found scrawled among students’ notes and on scraps of paper. In my drawing class, doodling is an assignment in the sketchbook. It is where the mind flows freely – […]

Gesture Drawing

Editor | Thomas Bosket Gesture is used to understand movement and the forces at play in an object (or situation). These works are all by students in the AAS GD program at Parsons. The one above is a five minute gesture by Tyler Rubin.                   These two […]

Drawing the egg: In the classroom with Grace Burney

A typical drawing class revolves around the use of line. Vital as a tool for personal expression, line facilitates thinking, adds movement, and delineates shape and structure. So why–by my second class–are the students drawing without line? Simply put, if the intention is to create illusion, there is no line. To make an object appear real […]

Color Theory: Design and Science

On Wednesday, April 7th, the Color Theory: Design & Science class taught by Ellen Evjen went on a field trip to the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The students met with Christos Tsiamis, EPA’s Project Manager for the site, and Katia Kelly, a local resident who writes the daily Brooklyn blog “Pardonmeforasking” and who is a […]

Color Wheelz presents at Dorkbot

My name is Julia Vallera and I will be presenting my MFA thesis, Color Wheelz  next week, at a monthly event called Dorkbot. It takes place at Location One in SoHo on Wed May 5th at 7pm. It is free and open to the public. It’s a really cool presentation series for designers that takes […]

Faculty, Beata Szpura’s paintings are included in “Looking in, Looking out”

Beata Szpura’s four paintings are part of the Looking In, Looking Out exhibition at Kingsborough Community College. The show is running through March 24, 2010. It is an exhibition featuring portraits by twenty-five women artists ranging in age from eighteen to eighty. As part of Kingsborough’s celebration of Women History Month, it brings together women […]

Color Theory: Cover Version

Students in the Color Theory: Color of Culture class have been exploring the perceptual and emotional qualities of individual hues through explorations in paint, paper, found materials, computer-based media and even language. For one of their first assignments they were asked to redesign the cover of a record that has been significant in their own […]

Teaching Color Theory: Kelli Glancey

Teaching Color Theory in the AAS Program is quite a rewarding experience. For six years now, I have sincerely enjoyed working with students from all majors, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Studies and Fashion Marketing, helping them to experience color theory and design concepts as fundamental elements of their work. Throughout the semester, students practice […]