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Revision Date: 20-Apr-24

Summer 2024 | ART-1060-VO01 - Two-Dimensional Design

Online Class

Online courses take place 100% online via Canvas, without required in-person or Zoom meetings.

Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Meets online
Semester Dates: 05-21-2024 to 08-12-2024
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-10-2024 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-08-2024 - Refund Policy
This course has started, please contact the offering academic center about registration


Tricia Weill
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Dana Lee

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following CCV General Education Requirement(s) for the current catalog year:
VSCS Arts & Aesthetics
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

This course explores the principles of successful two-dimensional design as required for creative art, advertising, and preparation of other printed materials. Emphasis will be on the dynamics of design and the solution of problems in composition, line, shape, texture, and value through experiments using various mediums and materials.

Essential Objectives

1. Apply two-dimensional elements of art (line, shape, value, color, texture, form, and space) and principles of design (balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety) in a variety of projects.
2. Explore a variety of wet and dry design mediums.
3. Employ vocabulary of elements of art and principles of design when describing an example of fine art or communication design.
4. Compare and contrast examples of two-dimensional design, evaluating their relative success in solving design problems.
5. Examine, discuss, and critique two-dimensional design that includes the art/design historical, social, and cultural context with emphasis on the impact of global and/or cultural diversity on the development of two-dimensional design.
6. Design and complete individual projects.
7. Create a portfolio of design projects and display finished works in a professional manner.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.


All weeks incorporate a curated collection of videos and reading, experiments and projects, discussion and feedback. Content is unlocked/available every Tuesday for the week; I send an announcement with an agenda video and links at 4am every Tuesday. All work in a module is completed by the following Tuesday at 11:59pm. Some parts of discussions(forums) are due Saturdays by 11:59pm.


In this course, we are using a bunch of traditional media like paint, pencils, paper and more!

Please have your materials ready by the first day of the semester.

A notebook/sketchbook for your Process Notebook, plus:

2-D Design Class Supplies

Please feel free to use any materials you have at home already, and reach out if you're not sure if they align with the supply list requirements.

Questions or concerns?

Email me! Tricia.Weill@ccv.edu

Evaluation Criteria


60% Weekly Experiments/Assignments

- start & finish of projects- experiment quality

30% Discussion Participation

5% Final Project

5% Process Notebook

*Consider each point as accumulation to 100% - I offer a few extra credit points beyond 100 as the semester goes along.

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


Week 1: Intro, Composition & Line



Week 2: Shape & Figure/Ground



Week 3: Value, Gradation & Contrast



Week 4: Color



Week 5: Volume, Depth & Space



Week 6: Balance & Symmetry



Week 7: Unity & Variety



Week 8: Texture & Pattern



Week 9: Time & Motion



Week 10: Scale & Proportion



Week 11: Final Project work



Week 12: Final Project, Notebook, All work DUE first day of week 12.


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

1. Your participation is required in weekly critique discussions.

• Submitting your current project status, visually and possibly written.

• Replying to at least two peers with your feedback/thoughts for taking their work to the next level, in your opinion.

• Meaningful responses do not require specific length but do require thoughtfulness and clarity in the feedback.

2. Read, watch and listen to what I share with you.

• ASSUME all material shared is REQUIRED for participation. If it is optional/extra, I will specify that.

• I am able to view your participation in class, the time spent within Canvas and what files you visit and don’t.

I use that information to further assess the quality of participation in class.

Missing & Late Work Policy

Late Work Policy | Deadlines

I DO NOT accept Late Work.

See minor exceptions below.

If you have a circumstance that necessitates you

submitting work late - communicate it to me, preferably

before the deadline you’re going to miss.

(Emergencies happen, they’re usually documented by a

doctor or hospital afterwards- that absolutely counts.)

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.