Assignment 2: Coloured Grid Assignment

 Assignment 2

Assignment 2  Painting grids. Mixing paint will be the emphasized for this assignment.

Approximately 16 x 20 inch (minimum size) surface that is primed or sealed with 20 squares  

(5 rows with 4 squares in each row or 4 rows of 5 squares in each row)  In order to fit 20 squares on your surface - having a boarder or partial around your 20 squares is completely acceptable.

As discussed in class a minimum of 4 inches in size for each square. Each square must be the same design but individual squares can be rotated. 

Important Points Emphasized during Group Critique for Coloured Grid Assignment:

Strategic use of High and Low Colour Contrast:

Emphasis should be placed on a strategic use of high and low colour contrast. In some areas of the work edges of forms and squares will optically connect or join together due to low colour contrast (colour which is similar)   In other areas colour will optically separate some of the edges of forms and squares using high colour contrast (colour which is different from each other such as complimentary colour and other colour systems). 

Major and Minor Visual Movements Interacting in Overall Composition:

Overall the strategic use of high and low colour contrasts will create major and minor visual movements through out the entire composition of the board. These visual movements will have a combination of minor and major movements interacting within the entire composition with the end goal of presenting complexity but unity with in the overall composition.

Range of Colour in Strategic use of High and Low Colour Contrast:
Using as many of the colours as possible from the colour wheel in all 3 rings is beneficial in demonstrating the complexity of colour for the assignment particularly when being strategic with high and low colour contrast.  

Tinted Colour in Overall Composition:
The use of tinting colour (adding various degrees of white) which could also have a big role or a small role in the overall composition when considering a strategic use of high and low colour contrast. Overall a small or large amount of tinting will bring more complexity to the colour as well.

Neutral Colour in Overall Composition:
Once again try to consider some of the the neutral colours in the two inner rings of your colour wheel to replace the high contrasting effect of black.  Do not use any pure black as the final layer in the work, but  black may be utilized to alter a colour's intensity or alter other characteristics associated with a hue from  the colour wheel.

Designs and Composition of Individual Squares:
Designs in individual squares should be a balance from being to simple and visually complex. Overall there needs to be a combination of geometric and organic shapes and line in each square. In each square there also needs to be some overlapping of the elements (shapes and line) to give a very shallow sense of a progression form foreground middle ground to background. (Progression of Space)

Evaluation Criteria:

Complexity & Criteria in Design of Individual Square  30% 

Sophistication of Colour 70%
Use Colour to Create the following:
-Unified Assymetical Composition 
-Movements and Structures - how does colour create structures and movements that are independent of your original grid design?
-Spaces  - how does colour create spaces independent of your original grid design?

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