Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Type as Texture

This is a lesson that I got from Judy Decker's Incredible Art Department website. It is Judi Morgan's lesson plan, and you can click here to be redirected to it. The gist is this: Use text as a texture to teach about design. Judi emphasizes the concept of "rhythm", where I emphasize the principles of design in general. She recommends using magazines and newspapers...I furnish sheets of pre-copied paragraphs and random lettering in a variety of fonts. I use black backgrounds on some sheets and white on others. I find that this saves time, confusion and teaches the same principles. I really appreciate the Judy Decker resource and tell my students about it. They use it to get new project ideas for their free time.