Design II

Design II


Spring 2011
01/18/2011 - 05/15/2011

Course Information

Section 005
TTh 12:00 - 14:40
PIN1 802
Jill Bedgood

Office Hours

No office hours have been entered for this term

Course Requirements


Austin Community College: Syllabus


Design II :  ARTS 1312

Section 005 : Synonym # 27437

Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:00 noon – 2:40 p.m.

Pinnacle, Building PIN 1, Room 802

Spring Semester 2011


Instructor: Jill Bedgood

Office Location:  RGC 001.2 (inside sculpture room)

            I can meet with students prior to and /or after class at the Pinnacle Campus.

Office Hours:  12:30 p.m. M & W or by appointment

Department of Art Office:  512.223.3262, Rio Grande Main 206


Conferences: by appointment.


Course Description, Art Department:  A studio course concerning the fundamentals of art using line, color, form, texture, shape, and arrangement.  Emphasis is on three dimensional design principles.


Prerequisites: Arts 1311 Design I


Required Text: 


Shaping Space (Third Edition) by Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher. Belmont, CA: Thomson 

Wadsworth, 2007. 


Understanding Three Dimensions by Block, Jonathan & Jerry Leisure.    Englewood Cliffs, NJ:

      Prentice-Hall, Inc.


Additional Books of Reference:

The Sculptural Idea by Kelly, James J.  Minneapolis, MN: Burgess Publishing Company.


Reading Assignments: Reading the text is required, prior to class.  This will enable you to understand the concepts discussed in class and ask questions concerning information that is not understood, plus provide examples by viewing reproductions of works of art.  Reading will increase your art vocabulary, aid in articulating your analytical comments, broaden your art historical knowledge, and assist you in problem solving.


SCANs Competencies: Not applicable


Instructional Methodology:  A problem emphasizing selected elements of design and using designated material/media will be addressed and solved to create a finished object.  Approximately six hands-on projects will be executed during the semester, exploring both reductive and additive processes.



Daily Class Procedure: Class may begin with a lecture, discussion, demonstration of a specific concept, projection of art historical images relevant to the assigned concepts, looking at books and periodicals, watching videos.  Handouts will outline the concepts and terminology to be learned, may include an artist list and evaluative questions.  Students are required to take notes.  The class will work toward understanding the ideas discussed through class dialogue and working in groups and individually, focusing on a particular problem and manipulation of a specified medium / media.  The process and effort to implement the concepts will be evident in daily work and are important to one’s continued growth.  Working on the project in class, as well as outside of class, will be required to use the facilities in the sculpture shop and to successfully finish a quality work of art, and to receive individual and group instruction.  Critiques involving all students will allow students to discuss and objectively analyze their own work and that of others.


Students are responsible for attending class, being prepared for class, knowing the assignments, completing assignments on time, and taking responsibility for your actions or inactions.  Students should arrive to class prepared to work, readying your supplies and equipment. Students should be prepared to take notes during class and critiques to be used as a reference journal in analyzing your past work and improving your future art.  A notebook, file folder, etc. can be used to keep handouts and information concerning the course.  Students are required to keep a sketchbook. 


Suggested readings in books placed on reserve in the Art Library will aid you in understanding the concepts and terminology of 3-D design.  Lectures focusing on the current concept will be discussed at the beginning of class; you are required to take notes on the information.  Projects will be executed in class with time spent out of class.  Critiques will be held at the completion of the assigned projects with class participation in discussing the issues.  Quizzes and/or tests may be given to assess if you understand the material that has been read and discussed in class.  A short paper critically analyzing works of art in the gallery may be assigned.  Maintaining a sketch book is required to keep track of your ideas and sketches, and to use as a resource when discussing your art. 


Critiques:  Critique attendance is mandatory!  This is similar to a test in another course.  Your art must be ready for display at the beginning of class on the day of the critique.  Your participation in critiques is an extremely important learning element.  Critiques teach you to be objective in assessing your colleagues’ work and your own.  The analytical conversation develops critical thinking skills, gives you the opportunity to correctly use art vocabulary, and provides a forum to articulate your perspective.  Each individual's opinion and work are very important to a successful exchange of ideas.  Your enthusiastic participation, or lack of it, is used in analyzing class participation or grade.


Course Rationale: The purpose of Design II is to thoroughly examine the formal elements of three-dimensional form through hands-on personal experience; observing work of others in the studio environment; exploring a broad repertoire of media possibilities; and critical analysis of produced works. 


This course will introduce the elements and fundamentals of three-dimensional design.  Understanding three-dimensional works of art will occur by creating objects that explore various concepts dealing with the elements and fundamentals of design.  The elements -- line, shape, texture, value, color, plane, form/volume, weight/mass, space -- will be the focus of the projects.  Organizing principles  -- unity, focal point, and balance -- will be emphasized to achieve work that is compositionally strong.



Austin Community College                                                                                Bedgood

Design II - Section 005 - Synonym #27437                                            Spring Semester 2011

T & TH  12:00 noon – 2:40 p.m. in PIN Building 1, Room 802


Week One ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T  January  18      Hand out syllabus, discuss course and supply list. Fill out information form. 

                            Hand out first project on Design & Conceptualization. Start reading about Conceptualization:  U3-D, pg. 1-15 and about Experiencing 3-D, Degrees of Dimensionality, Gravity:  SS, pg. 2-59. 


TH             20      Make sure everyone is on the roster. 

                            --  Draw verbal description of art. Discuss verbal information vs. visual information.  Discuss evaluative discrepancies as to quality and expectations.


                            Discuss assignment and image examples.  Bring supplies to class.  Prior to class, start research bringing in photographs, magazines, information, images, writing, sample materials, etc. that may influence your designs. Work on sketches in your sketchbook  – sketches, not finished drawings, but fast, thoughtful, in any media.  Contemplate different perspectives and materials.  These are not being manufactured so do not limit yourself as to materials and construction.  Discuss collage, transparent papers, graphite paper, various media, etc.   Take notes in your sketchbook.


                            Divide into groups.  Round robin drawings.  Show your group your sketches and discuss and show them your information of influence.  Discuss and draw as a group, get feedback on how to change, think differently, see your ideas more uniquely and improve your concepts.  Analyze critically in a positive way and learn objectivity about your work and others; learn to conceptualize and realize your ideas visually.

Week Two --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                25      Work on conceptualization assignment.


TH             27      Work day.


Week Three --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T  February 1      Critique: Conceptualization & Design:  ideas, presentation, drawing, etc.  Bring a quality drawing of your design, information, writing, etc. 


                            Handout on Wall Relief using Paper, etc.  Start discussing three-dimensional elements and principles of design.  Discuss the elements and principles.


TH               3      Wall relief using paper project.  Work day.  Read about Organization: U3-D, pg. 57-77 and about Organizing Principles of Design: SS, pg. 60-75.



Week Four  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                  8      Work day.

TH             10      Work day.


Week Five  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                15      Work day.  

TH             17      Work day.


Week Six  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                22      Critique : Relief with paper on wall

                            Handout Balsa Wood : Line / Plane / Space Project.   

                            Assign bringing in materials for 2 hour project.

                            Start reading about Line, Plane: U3-D, pg. 17-27, 43-49, & Connections: U3-D,

                            pg. 81-86.  Also read about Line: SS, pg. 111-124, Space: SS 92-110.


TH             24      Quick Project : Line – Plane - Mass


Week Seven  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T    March    1      Bring balsa wood to class.  Start Line / Plane / Space Project.  Discuss connections, mitering, wood, manipulation of materials.  Work day.


TH               3      Work day.


Week Eight  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                  8      Work day.


TH             10      Mini-Critique of Balsa to assist in finishing (color stains, sealants, etc.)


T                15      Spring Break !

TH             17      Spring Break !


Week Nine -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                22      Work day.

Th              24      Work day.


Week Ten  -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                29      Critique:  Balsa Wood : Line Plane Space.

                            Hand out Volumetric Form / Mass Texture Project. Assign bring items.


TH             31      Volumetric Form using Cardboard : Group Project in Class 



Week Eleven ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T    April      5      Volumetric Form / Mass & Texture.   Discuss  Volumetric Form / Mass & Texture.   Media: card board, matt board, poster board.  Discuss open and closed forms, static and dynamic forms, visual and actual texture, inherent nature of materials.  Read about Volume, Mass, Form: U3-D, pg. 28-42, 51-52 and Form: SS: pg. 78-92.   Texture: U3-D: pg. 87-92 and SS: pg. 125-135.  Scale: U3-D, pg. 100-107.  Work.  Bring supplies, minimum 15 sketches.  Work day.


TH              7      Work Day.


Week Twelve  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                12      Work day.  Surfacing, applied actual texture.

TH             14      Work day.


Week Thirteen  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T                19      Critique: Volumetric Form / Mass & Texture. 

                            Handout and Discuss Final Project. 

                            Read about Light in SS, pg. 136-150 and Time in SS, pg. 164-181.


TH             21      Work day.  Turn in a written synopsis & sketches of your proposal.


Week Fourteen -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

M               25      Last day to withdraw from / drop a course

T                26      Work day

TH             28      Work day


Week Fifteen  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

T    May       3      Work day.

TH               5      Work day.


Week Sixteen  ---------------------------

T                10      Final Critique


TH             12     Last Day of T-TH classes. 


U3-D = Understanding Three Dimensions on Reserve in Library

SS = Shaping Space on Reserve in Library


My personal collection of art books and those that I check out of the library, such as Understanding Three Dimensions, Shaping Space, Sculptural Imagination, plus books on artists or materials, etc. will be available during class time.


This schedule is subject to change.

Course Subjects


Common Course Objectives, Art Department: 


Students will experiment with a variety of three-dimensional materials, techniques, processes and concepts to make three-dimensional objects.


Students will learn the formal elements (including line, shape and plane, mass and volume, light and shade, texture, value and color) and principles (organization of these elements, to include focal point, visual balance, unity) of three-dimensional space to make three dimensional objects.


Students will learn and use art terminology needed to discuss working in the third dimension, the techniques and concepts of three-dimensional design and understand art vocabulary and its relationship within an art historical context.


Students will prepare a strategy to create art starting with understanding the problem that is to be addressed, asking questions, sketching, discussion and evaluation of sketches and written intent and concept of work, methods of achieving your goal including analysis of quality and method of fabrication, and objectively evaluating the success of their art.


Students will operate hand tools and / or light power tools, learning the proper application for the process and material to be used, implementing safety procedures, including maintenance and orderly functioning of space.


Students will present their completed work in a professional manner.


Students will explore the visual elements and principles of design employed within the visual arts and its history.


Students will learn to differentiate among various media and techniques used by artists.


Students will analyze the motivation of individual artists and how art expresses important aspects of culture and the relationship of art as a reflection of the time period in which it was produced, including social and political aspects, as well as its connection to the arts and sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives


Objectives & Outcomes per Instructor: 


Learning the principles and elements of two- and three-dimensional design is expected and should be implemented.  They are the tools used to communicate your ideas – visually – to the viewer.  Evaluating whether your art communicates visually is primary.  The strength of the composition in conveying your individual expression is the basis for evaluating the work:  the quality of the elements used and the effectiveness of the implementation of the principles.  Participating in class, expressing your thoughts during critiques, assisting with maintenance of the communal space, and working collectively are important qualities and will be used to assess a daily grade.  Be responsible to yourself and others.


Grading System: 

A = Excellent; B = Good; C = Satisfactory; D = Minimum; F = Failure.  If you have questions concerning the course, such as understanding and implementing the information presented or evaluation of a project, please feel free to meet with me to discuss your thoughts.


Design / Conceptualization :                                                                           10%

Relief with Paper, on the wall:                                                                        15%

Quick Project: Line Mass Plane:                                                                      10%

Balsa Wood: Line Plane Space, in the round:                                                 15%

Volumetric Form: Group Project:                                                                   10%

Volumetric Form / Mass and Texture:                                                            15%

Final Project:                                                                                                    15%   

Daily grade, class participation, sketchbook, critique participation:              10%   

Total                                                                                                               100%

Absences: Over 3 result in a drop of a letter grade                                     


Evaluation:  Evaluation standards are: 


      --    follows directions,

            --  assignment completed on time,

            --  minimal or average effort vs. exceed expectations,

      --  completion, resolution and solution of the,

            --  problem,

            --  assignment,

            --  course objectives,

--  assimilation of ideas presented throughout the course, 

--  quality of the work, including

      --  knowing the elements and principles of design and using them effectively,

      --  visually balanced, unified, unique and interesting composition,

      --  strong line quality, creative forms, unique planes, etc.,

      --  dexterity in manipulating the media,                                            

--  creativity,                                                         

--  skillfulness of execution,

--  craftstmanship,                                                

--  manipulation of the media,                             

--  individual expression, originality,

--  professionalism,                                              

--  personal growth,

--  experimentation.                                             


Each project will be analyzed and evaluated as to strengths and areas for improvement to determine a grade.  The course is a cumulative process in which concepts learned one week will enhance subsequent projects.  Understanding and implementing the ideas in this class will be used in future course work, your chosen profession, and in your personal objective evaluation of your art. The more you experiment and learn now, the greater your educational experience will be while in school and out.   Experimentation, commitment, responsibility are positive traits.  Work that is turned in late and incomplete, lacking sufficient effort, demonstrating misunderstood concepts, careless and sloppy is not going to earn a positive grade.  If you are concerned about your grade, need assistance with projects or materials, please feel free to see me.  I am here to help you learn the information.


Course Policies:  Listen, learn, create, analyze, fabricate, and be responsible.


Attendance: Per ACC Catalogue / Handbook:  “Regular and punctual class and laboratory attendance is expected of all students” at all classes.  “If attendance is unsatisfactory, the instructor may withdraw students from class.  (Other reasons for instructor initiated withdrawals might be students’ failure to comply with course policies or meet objectives.)”   Class attendance is a requirement and use of the full class period is expected.  You will be allowed three sick, personal, physical or mental health days without grading consequences. It is up to your discretion how you use these three days. More than six absences can result in an F for the course. Being late to class three times or leaving class early three times will count as an absence. 15 minutes late to the start of class will constitute a tardy. Leaving class before being dismissed by your instructor will constitute an early departure. A 4th absence will result in the lowering of your final grade by one letter grade.  Absences, tardiness and/or early departures beyond this could result in course failure. If a serious medical or personal situation affects your attendance, please contact the instructor.


Working in class and meeting with the instructor during class will allow for timely discussions to resolve problems.  I cannot discuss your work if you are absent and unprepared for class.  Learning from in-class discussions and the activity of creation is important for continued development and growth.  Working together is often imperative in a 3-d environment.  You are learning from the entire class, as well as from me.  Having assistance and assisting others will help you learn and develop, as well as complete work on time. 


Students are responsible for being prepared prior to class time, such as reading assignments and handouts, procuring supplies, and researching concepts.  Come to class with your supplies.  If you do not work during class or are unprepared, this is not being in attendance.  Time spent outside of class is expected to complete assignments on schedule and for a satisfactory grade, plus minimizes outside class time.  If you are late for or miss a class, it is your responsibility to know the assignment and the missed information, not for me to repeat the lecture just for you.  Classes begin on time.  Knowing your classmates and exchanging e-mail addresses and/or phone numbers may be helpful if you miss class or want to discuss your work.


Religious Holy Days: per ACC  “In compliance with Senate Bill 738, ACC permits students to be absent from classes for the observance of a religious holy day.  “Religious holy day” means a day observed by a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property taxation under Section 11.20 of the Tax Code.   ACC permits students to be absent, without penalty, from examinations or from completing assignments scheduled for that day.  Students are responsible to work with the course instructor when absent for a religious holy day in order to complete required assignments within two days following the absence.  The instructor may appropriately respond if the student fails to satisfactorily complete the assignment or examination.”  Students are asked to inform the instructor in writing in advance; you may desire to use one of the three absences.




Dropping a Course / Withdrawal: Last day to withdraw from a course is Monday, April 25, 2011.  You may withdraw from a class any time before the withdrawal deadline. The instructor has the ability to drop a student from a course for non-attendance and / or lack of involvement; however, I believe it is your responsibility to drop a course and will notify you first to discuss before I would take this action. Dropping out of a course requires an active process; telling an instructor does not constitute an authorized withdrawal. If you do drop, please notify the instructor.  Students who fail to officially withdraw from a course are at risk of receiving an F for the course. If you drop / withdraw from courses excessively, you may be penalized.  Dropping or withdrawing from courses may affect your financial aid.  See ACC rules or speak to an advisor if you have concerns. 


Incomplete:  Incompletes are provided by the university for students who experience an extreme circumstance or in extenuating cases that makes it impossible for them to complete the course on time.  A student must be in good standing in the course with a passing grade to warrant an incomplete.  A contract between the teacher and student as to work to be completed and the date of completion will be developed.  If a teacher is not teaching the following semester, the student may be evaluated by the chair or other faculty within the department.


Cell Phones and Computers:  Do NOT talk on your cell phone during class.  Turn it off.  Do NOT watch films on your computer during class or write and answer your e-mails, etc.  You may listen to music if you are not working machinery; do not listen to music during lectures or demos.


Value Statement:  The Austin Community College District offers an environment where students’ rights are respected and responsibilities are recognized.  Students are invited to be active members of the education community.  Opportunity for students to examine and question information and assumptions of a given discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment.  This value is accompanied by an equally demanding responsibility on the part of the student.


Administrative Rule: Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process: 


Acceptable standards of conduct include behavior that:

--    Reflects the highest level of honesty and integrity,

--    Is civil, courteous, and respectful of all members of the campus community, their property, and the property of the college,

--    Encourages responsibility and prohibits the unlawful use of alcohol, illicit drugs, other substances, and weapons, and

--    Promotes mutual respect, equality, and safety of its members and opposes those acts that harass, intimidate, or haze its members.


By enrolling at ACC, students agree to abide by the college’s Student Standards of Conduct.  These standards also establish disciplinary procedures for students accused of violating those standards.  The Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process is published in the Student Handbook and Administrative Rules.



Student Responsibilities: A student attending ACC or an ACC-sponsored event assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution.  Although ACC is dedicated to an open, free society, some actions are inappropriate in an institution of higher education.  Students who commit infractions pertaining to any of the following areas are subject to disciplinary action.


Scholastic Dishonesty:  Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty, including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiarizing, and unauthorized collaboration with another in preparing outside work.  Academic work submitted by the students shall be the result of their thought, research or self-expression.  Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework.  If you plagiarize or turn in work you did not execute or that you created for another class, you face receiving an F for the course.


Freedom of Expression:  Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class.  In any classroom situation that includes discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many differing viewpoints.  These differences enhance the learning experience and create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be encouraged to think and learn.  On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not only with each other but also with the instructor.  It is expected that faculty and students will respect the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.


Academic Freedom:  Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. The common good depends upon a free search for truth and its free expression.  Hence it is essential that faculty members at Austin Community College be free to pursue scholarly inquiry without unreasonable restriction and to voice and publish their conclusions without fear of institutional censorship or discipline.  They must be free from the possibility that others of differing vision, either inside or outside the college community, may threaten their professional careers.


The concept of academic freedom in Austin Community College is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility, shared by the Board of Trustees, administration, and faculty members.  The essential responsibilities of the Board of Trustees and administrators regarding academic freedom are set forth in the Criteria for Accreditation, adopted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as updated and revised.


In the classroom and / or in college-produced telecommunications, faculty members should strive to be accurate, to exercise appropriate restraint, and to show respect for the opinions of others.  In addition, instructors should be judicious in the use of materials and should introduce only material that has a clear relationship to the subject field.


Student Discipline:  Students at the college have the rights accorded to all persons under the Constitution, to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, petition and association.  These rights carry with them the responsibility for each individual to accord the same rights to others in the College community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational process.  As willing partners in learning, it is expected that students will comply with College rules and procedures. ACC students are recognized as responsible persons who neither lose the rights nor escape the responsibilities of citizenship.  Enrollment in the College indicates acceptance of the rules set forth in this policy, administered through the Office of the Campus of the Dean of Student Services.  Due process, through an investigation and appeal process, is assured to any student involved in disciplinary action.


General Provisions: The purpose of this policy is to identify for the ACC community the rights and responsibilities of its students, to specify acts prohibited and standards of conduct required, and to set a range of appropriate penalties in cases of rule violations.


Due Process:  In cases of violations of this policy, the following procedures recognize and afford the federal and state due process rights of students as citizens.


Emergency Action:  Provisions are included herein to protect the College and members of the College community in cases of emergencies and other instances requiring immediate action.  Nevertheless, even in such instances, the student is afforded federal and state due process rights by these procedures.


Administration of Discipline:  The Campus Dean of Student Services or the appropriate facility administrator shall have primary authority and responsibility for the administration of student discipline.  The Campus Dean of Student Services works cooperatively with faculty members in the disposition of scholastic violations.


Offenses:  Prohibited Acts:  Prohibited acts include, but are not limited to, the commission of any act punishable by fine, incarceration, or both, under any law of the United States, or of the State of Texas, or under any local governmental ordinance, all as amended from time to time.  A student may be punished for acts occurring on ACC-operated property or in connection with ACC-sponsored activities and for acts occurring off ACC-operated property when such acts interfere with the educational process and goals of ACC. 


Other prohibited acts that constitute offenses for which discipline may be administered are listed in the Student Handbook. 


Office of Students with Disabilities:  Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented physical or psychological disabilities. Students with disabilities must request reasonable accommodations through the Office for Students with Disabilities on the campus where they expect to take the majority of their classes. Students are encouraged to do this three weeks before the start of the semester.


Students with Disabilities:  Students are responsible for identifying or disclosing their disability to the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), obtaining documentation of assessment and test results and provide them to OSD; meeting with an OSD Coordinator/Specialist each semester to complete a request for services and to obtain an accommodation letter for each course; acting as independent adults, using appropriate self-advisory strategies; arranging their own weekly schedules; contacting their instructors at the start of the semester to activate and adopt accommodations for each course; arranging for and obtaining their own personal attendants, tutoring, and individually fitted or designed assistive technologies; notifying the OSD staff if OSD services are no longer needed; observing ACC rules for student conduct; being on time for services; participating in their educational planning; communicating to OSD in a timely manner any question or problems arising due to their disability or assigned accommodations.


Course Outline / Calendar :  see attached daily course outline that includes topics of focus for the class, reading assignments, due dates, etc..


Testing Center Policy:


Testing centers are located at Northridge, Rio Grande, Eastview, Riverside, Cypress Creek, Pinnacle, Round Rock, San Marcos and Frdericksburg.  Instructors can provide students with information about using the centers.  Sites and hours are subject to change without notice.


The following regulations and guidelines apply to all campuses: Proper identification is required (current ACC I.D. or a current fee receipt plus valid photo I.D.): Only enrolled students may use the testing centers.

--    Give your instructor’s name, course name and number, the section number, synonym number, and the exam name or number

--    Bring only those items you will need to take your exam. There is no secure storage space for books, purses, etc.

--    Students with disabilities requiring individual assistance on tests need to work with the Office for Students with Disabilities.

--    The use of unauthorized materials while taking an exam in an ACC Testing Center is subject to disciplinary action.

For more information, consult the “Guide to Student Use of the Testing Centers,” available at all Testing Centers.


Health Precautions / Awareness /Safety: Media used for art can pose a health hazard if not used properly and without proper ventilation.  One should wash hands often, and one should not eat while working due to the toxic nature of some materials (wash your hands before and after you eat and work).  Fixative sprays, spray paint, clear finishes, etc. should be used in a well ventilated space, outside away from the building, and should never be sprayed in the room, building or your own domicile.  Smoking is not allowed in the Art Building, especially not near flammable materials.   


Be aware of your surroundings and the task at hand when working in the art building and specialty areas with equipment.  As the semester continues, work created in this class, as well as that by other classes, will fill the room.  Communal maintenance is important to avoid accidents; please maintain the area in which you are working.  Loose clothing, flip flops, long unrestrained hair and large / or dangling jewelry that could be caught in machines should not be worn in the shop and studio.  Art making is a physical activity and can be dirty, wear appropriate clothing for your tasks.  Sporting comfortable, flat shoes will be beneficial in keeping one’s balance and aid in supporting your feet for long periods of standing time. (Carry or conveniently store proper clothing for working in class.) If you are not dressed appropriately to use the equipment, you will not be allowed to work with certain tools.  Safety glasses / goggles, ear protection, dust masks, work gloves, latex / rubber gloves, etc. are to be used when necessary.  For health reasons, you may want to use your own safety glasses / goggles, ear protection, dusk masks, work gloves.  Listening to loud music in the studio is not allowed due to the risk of accidents.  Often hearing is the first sense that becomes aware of a problem.  Be alert.  Think ahead.  Don’t work machinery when excessively tired.  Be careful. 

Students shall not damage, deface, destroy, tamper with, or take without authority any property.  Do not cut, paint, damage the tables, cause any injury to the equipment, room, property etc. either inside or outside of the Building.  Protect surfaces including tables, chairs, floors, sidewalks, etc.  If you get paint on a surface, you will be cleaning it off.  Do not cut into the tables !!!! use cardboard or other material under your cutting device, never cut into any furniture!  Be careful with solvents, paints and materials that may be hazardous to your health and that of others.  Clean up after yourself, throw trash away, put your work away, and be a good art citizen; this is a communal space.  You are responsible for knowing and practicing good conduct. 






Course information is on Blackboard.  The assignments and daily schedule are subject to change.


Art Supply Stores


Art Store @ the Co-Op on Guadalupe

            2242 Guadalupe - 78705    --   476-7211 x 8241  (M-Sat:10-6, Sun. 11-5)

Asel Art Supply  --  477-1762  (10% discount for students), 510  W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Hobby Lobby -- (several of them around town)  8000 Research Blvd., 454-8701

Jerry’s Artarama -- 6010 North IH-35, exit 238A (east of Highland Mall on IH 35 feeder road)


Jo-Ann’s Crafts -- several  -- 10515 N. Mopac at Arbor Walk  -- superstore -- 795-8086

            2110 New Slaughter Lane #151 at Tanglewood Village -- 280-4889

Michael’s (several of them around town), 10225 Research, 795-8573

Miller Blue Print  --  501 West 6th, 478-8793 and one north (10% discount for students)

Breed & Company, Hardware Store They have some supplies, steel, wood trim, great hardware store.

            718 West 29th, 474-6679 and south location on Bee Cave Road

Grocery Stores often carry foam core, etc.

Restaurant Supply Stores often carry interesting items

Texas Art Supply,

Daniel Smith Art Supplies,

Armadillo Clay -- 3307 East 4th Street,  385-7311

Home Depot (many)  North on Mopac / Loop 1 on your right.  Also on I-35

Lowe’s (several) North on Mopac / Loop 1, exit Steck, take right / off Steck and Shoal

McCoy’s (several)  6200 Burleson

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store (Used materials)

         7434 N. Lamar, 225-9264     and     310 Comal Suite #100, 478-2165

Westbrook Metals  658 Canion, 453-6044

         Just south of intersection of Airport and Guadalupe, Canion is visible at Guadalupe south of           railroad tracks and Airport

Trident Metal    3101 Longhorn Blvd., 837-4490

Goodwill (several) 5555 North Lamar, 451-2306

Top Drawer, 4902 Burnet Road, 454-5161





Supplies and Tools:  YOU ARE TO HAVE YOUR SUPPLIES PRIOR TO SHOWING UP FOR CLASS so that you can work in class and take advantage of the class time.  You may want to obtain a container, bag, something in which to keep your supplies, and a box to house your project while in progress to minimize the possibility of accidental damage.  Store tools and your work in your space.  Although some tools and supplies are available, procuring your own tools may be necessary.  You will need to purchase your materials for your individual projects.


Suggested tools & supplies you should / may have / might consider / start collecting:


BRAIN -- working, inquisitive, curious grey matter

Notebook, file folder to house class notes, sketches, handouts, etc.

SKETCH BOOK (with sketches, ideas)

Pencils, pencil sharpener  and  Erasers

Ruler  --     Metal straight edge / ruler, 18 inches or greater  --  Tape measure

Tape, fun tak

Glue (hot glue gun with glue sticks, elmer's glue, wood glue, rubber cement)


Sandpaper, nail file

Pliers -- wire cutters, needle nose pliers


Exacto knife / matt knife with extra blades

Screw drivers (slotted, philip’s head)

Clamps (spring clamps, c-clamps)

Speed square

Work gloves

Set of drill bits

Plastic bags, bags, plastic sheeting, etc.


Container for water, jar, cup  and  Soap for washing out brushes