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AR 203 Three-Dimensional Design
Ayers, Jason B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AR 203 Three-Dimensional Design

Semester

SP 2008 HOZ

Faculty

Ayers, Jason B.

Title

Adjunct Art & Design Department Faculty Member

Degrees/Certificates

B.S.A.S.
M.Arch

Office Location

Studio

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

jason.ayers@park.edu

jayers@warmanarch.com

Semester Dates

Spring 2008

Class Days

Mondays/Wednesdays

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


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Course Description:
The basic principles of three-dimensional design that underlie all sculpture and such diverse fields as package, furniture, and interior design are systematically explored in a series of studio assignments in a variety of media. Additive, subtractive, constructive, and simple casting techniques are taught. 1:5:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate three-dimensional, spatial thinking.
  2. Generate multiple solutions to given three-dimensional design problems---the most creative and original solution to a design challenge is rarely the first idea.
  3. Use drawing in the design process. (Drawing is how designers think).
  4. Work skillfully, that is, with confidence and craftsmanship in two or more sculptural media/techniques.
  5. Critique three-dimensional forms, your own and others, in the appropriate professional language in order to discover how individual projects can be improved.
  6. Produce a portfolio of approximately ten three-dimensional projects.


Core Assessment:

The Reliquary

This the Core Assessment for this course and will be worth 20% of your final grade. Please see the rubric included in your syllabus.

Medium: Open
Scale: Open
Technique: Open
Objective: Produce an interactive object that will function to protect your sacred object and which will display and/or conceal it.
  A Reliquary is not just a decorated box.  It is a kind of hollow sculpture with a special (or secret) compartment for the sacred object.  It is a functional sculptural form.

Process:

  • Choose a “sacred object”—-that is, a small object of personal significance to you.  It need not be intrinsically valuable only meaningful.
  • By means of research and drawing explore a variety of ideas and solutions for this problem.
  • Produce at least two finished drawings (any media/technique, 18 x 24 inches) that provide useable plans for construction/fabrication and allow you to visualize the finished work.  Consider a cross-section of one of the views.
  • Plan to construct a perfect thing.  Imagine how you want the Reliquary to be and then work toward solving the problems that that presents.  Do not start with what you imagine your limitations to be.  Consider all the possibilities of technique and media: additive, subtractive, molding, assemblage and metals, wood, fabric, plastics, natural fibers, synthetic materials, found objects, etc.
  • Get my approval of your drawings and plans before you begin.

I may have access to stuff you will need.

Gather the materials and equipment you need to work.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 

Project Name & Number

Points Value / % of total

 

1. Egg-closure

200 points (20%)

 

2. Bad vs. Good Design

200 points (20%)

 

3. Defying Gravity

200 points (20%)

 

4. Re-Representation

200 points (20%)

 

5. Reliquary

200 points (20%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,000 Points Total (100%)

 

 

Grading:

A= 90-100%
B= 80-89%
C= 70-79%
D= 60-69%
F=59 & Below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late work will not be accepted without a legitimate written excuse attached.  Late work must be turned in (with excuse attached) by the beginning of the next scheduled class or the assignment grade will be lowered 5%. An additional 5% subtracted for each class period that the work is late.  Many assignments have an oral presentation component.  There will be no make up dates for missed presentations, and regardless of excuse, the student will not recieve points for the presentation component of the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
AR203 is a studio class. Class format will include lecture/demonstration, discussion and group critiques of work, as well as time to practice visual communication skills and techniques.  Group interaction speeds learning and increases the depth of study for all.  Feedback from the instructor is an important element of learning. Students are expected to come to class with tools and supplies, prepared to work in class.  The studio will be available for students' use when the rooms are not scheduled for other classes.  Students are expected to work a minimum of six hours a week outside of class, in addition to making full use of studio time.

 

A professional and respectful attitude toward the instructor and fellow students is expected.  Tardiness, leaving before class is dismissed, and other class disruptions (i.e. phone calls, etc.) will be noted and reflected in the final grade.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
(See Attachement)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  7. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .


Attachments:
Project Schedule

Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A high level of research for the project is demonstrated in the extensive preliminary



sketches and design drawings for the production of the Reliquary. Quality of drawing is high. 
An adequate level of research for the project is demonstrated in the  several preliminary sketches and design drawings for the production of the Reliquary. Quality of drawing is adequate. An inadequate level of research for the project is demonstrated by the relatively few preliminary sketches and design drawings for the production of the Reliquary. Quality of drawing is poor. No research for the project is demonstrated by the lack of preliminary sketches or design drawings for the production of the Reliquary. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The use of the Elements of Art & the Principles of Design in the finished Reliquary demonstrate  thorough understanding. The use of the Elements of Art & the Principles of Design in the finished Reliquary demonstrate basic understanding. The use of the Elements of Art & the Principles of Design in the finished Reliquary



demonstrate inadequate understanding.



 
If finished, the Reliquary demonstrates a lack of understanding



of the Elements of Art & the principles of Design;  or the Reliquary may  be incomplete.



 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
A high degree of Compositional Unity has been achieved in the Reliquary. All the parts work together to produce a strong three-dimensional whole. A moderate degree of Compositional Unity



is demonstrated in the Reliquary.   Most of the parts work together to produce a moderately unified three-dimensional whole. 
Compositional Unity is weak in the Reliquary.



The parts are not integrated well and do not produce a unified three-dimensional whole.



 
If finished, the Reliquary lacks Compositional Unity; or the Reliquary may be incomplete. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
CRITIQUE: A well developed verbal 3-D design vocabulary is used regularly to contribute to class critiques. CRITIQUE:  A growing verbal design vocabulary is evident in the occasional contributions to class critiques. CRITIQUES: Little evidence of verbal design vocabulary.  Rarely contributes to class critiques. CRITIQUES:  No evidence of verbal design vocabulary.  Does not contribute to class critiques. 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The content (or metaphor or symbolism) of the Reliquary is eloquently  communicated. The content (or metaphor or symbolism) of the Reliquary can be understood. The content (or symbolism or metaphor) of the Reliquary is obscure and difficult



to understand.



 
There is no apparent content (or symbolism or metaphor) in the Reliquary. 
Technical Skill in Communication includes both: Whole Artifact: Presentation and Components: Handskills                                                                                                                                                    
Outcomes
4, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
CRAFTSMANSHIP: PRESENTATION is extremely effective & harmonious, adding to rather than detracting from the Reliquary.







CRAFTSMANSHIP: HANDSKILLS.  All components are well crafted.  No flaws are evident. 
CRAFTSMANSHIP:



PRESENTATION is adequate and does not detract from the Reliquary.







CRAFTSMANSHIP: HANDSKILLS.  Most components are acceptably crafted  such that the few errors do not detract from the visual whole. 
CRAFTSMANSHIP:



PRESENTATION is inadequate and detracts from the Reliquary.







CRAFTSMANSHIP:



HANDSKILLS. Many components are poorly crafted & detract from the visual whole.



 
CRAFTSMANSHIP:



PRESENTATION issues have been ignored in the Reliquary.







CRAFTSMANSHIP:



HANDSKILLS. Poor craftsmanship is evident throughout all aspects of the Reliquary.



 
Discipline Competency:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
4, 5 Functionality & Interactivity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
A high degree of functionality and interactivity are built into the Reliquary. The piece is physically strong (not fragile). An adequate degree of functionality and interactivity are built into the Reliquary. The piece has adequate strength (not fragile). The Reliquary has only marginal functionality and interactivity. It is fragile. The Reliquary is neither functional nor interactive.  It may be unfinished. 
Discipline Competency:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Outcomes
2 Engagement in the design & fabrication process.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Throughout the project the student has demonstrated a strong ability to face design and fabrication problems as they arose and to solve them to continue developing her work. Throughout the project the student has demonstrated an adequate ability to face design and fabrication problems and a willingness to try to solve them to continue developing her work. Throughout the project the student has found it difficult to face design and fabrication problems and has had difficulty solving them in order to continue developing her work. Throughout the project the student has been unable to face design and fabrication problems and has been unwilling to try to solve them.



 

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