Introduction to 2D Design

Have you ever wondered why, or how a picture works? In this Introduction to 2D (two dimensional) Design, you will learn about the basic building blocks of art and design.

Each week, through drawing, painting, or collage you will explore an art element, like line, color, shape, texture, value, or space. We will combine these elements into each project which will teach you an art principle such as: contrast, repetition, balance, proportion, emphasis, movement, or unity.

Through observation, experimentation, and critique you will develop your eye and design sensibility and be on your way to making better images.

This course is open to all levels, but is particularly useful for beginners. In this interactive class you will be encouraged to communicate and collaborate with classmates, but there will be plenty of quiet, focused work-time, along with one-on-one interaction with the teacher.

Participants must have a valid Fleisher membership. Please note that our tuition-free classes for adults fill very quickly. If you are considering purchasing a membership in order to register for a tuition-free class, please click “register” to check whether or not the class is full prior to your purchase.

Required supplies:

  • 8×10 spiral bound sketchbook and 1 black sharpie*

  • 2B pencil (most school-style pencils are 2B)*

  • White eraser*

  • 1-3 watercolor paintbrushes of assorted sizes

  • Scissors

  • Ruler

  • Large glue stick

  • Color media of choice (colored pencils, watercolor set, gouache, etc.-no oil paint!)

  • Collage media of choice (magazines, construction paper pad, card stock assortment pack,etc)

  • 1-2 sheets Bristol board or canvas board for final project

  • Items marked with an asterisk are available for purchase in Fleisher’s school store. Members receive a 10 percent discount on art supply purchases.