What's that attendance policy again?

4 absences = final course grade is dropped one full letter grade

5 absences = final course grade is dropped two full letter grades

6 absences = final course grade is dropped three full letter grades

7 absences = Fail

Excessive texting or tardies will be counted as absences.


Class Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Professor: Casondra Sobieralski
Email: cmsobieralski@nmhu.edu

Website: http://www.pelefire.com/visualconcepts2013
Office: Douglass Hall 239S
Office Hours: Mon & Wed 1:00 - 2:45; Tues 3:30 - 5:00 pm

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Required: David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak-- Design Basics, 7th Edition, Wadsworth Publishing, (November 7, 2007)

Course Description

An introductory course in visual literacy for both two-dimensional and three-dimensional visual arts including the concepts of unity, emphasis, balance, scale, rhythm, line texture, space, motion, and color. Students will become acquainted with these fundamental visual concepts through the use of both manual and digital tools.


None but special fee of $25.00 to cover materials


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course students will be able to understand and describe visual messages. Students will be able to understand the key concepts that govern successful visual thinking and communication of ideas. Students will also be able to give and receive criticism, an important aspect in the development of visual literacy.

Methods and Materials

This course will consist of lectures, software demonstrations, hands-on projects and critiques.

It is your responsibility to get a jump drive and 3 pieces of 22 x 30” black foam core by Tuesday, January 22.

Supplies List:

FOAM CORE Throughout the semester for each of your projects you will need to mount your project on BLACK foam core. This can be purchase through the venders listed above.

RUBBER CEMENT You'll need to use this to adhear your project to the foam core you purchase.

EXACTO BLADE You'll need your own blade to trim your foam core. A sharp blade is the key to getting a clean edge on your foam core.



Where to get stuff?

Foam core: Art-essentials.com, 1001 8th St. Las Vegas, NM

Other Supplies: Artisan-santafe.com, Dollar Store, Walgreen's