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Come one, come all… to Mentored Learning Hours!

February 17, 2010

     There are now Mentored Learning labs for Rendering, Design Drawing, and Illustration through the talented instruction of Len Di Salvo and Don Fox. Tuesday’s sessions run from noon-2pm in A-2, while Wednesday’s sessions occur from 3:30-5:30pm in A-4. To attend, you must sign up at the front desk at least one hour in advance of the scheduled session. I am so happy I can finally figure out those 2-point perspectives for Design Styles!  (But will 2 hours be enough?)

     Allen Roberts is hosting CAD Mentored Learning labs on Thursdays from 11am-12:30pm. I just ran into him in the library, and he’s the one who told me about the lab (which goes to show you he has a vested interest in what he is doing). Signing in at the front desk one hour prior to lab is mandatory, so plan ahead to get the extra edge on CAD with the Feng Shui Extraordinaire!

     There are also Mentored Learning sessions for Landscape Architecture available this term through Instructor J. Krzyzanowski. As with the other labs, you must sign up at the front desk before it begins. They are offered as follows (and there are a TON of them…LUCKY, LUCKY!)

  • LA101 (History of Landscape Architecture) lab is on Mondays from 2-3:50pm. 
  • LA202 (Landscape Planning I) labs are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11-11:50am.
  • LA 205 (Plant Materials II) lab is on Fridays from noon to 1:50pm.
  • LA200 (Landscape Design Process I) lab is on Fridays from 2-3pm.
  • LA306 (Technology II) lab is on Wednesday from noon to 1:50pm.
  • LA301 (Plant Installation and Management) lab is on Mondays from noon-1:50pm.

     These are all wonderful opportunities to fine-tune those necessary skills to create your best projects ever. I know I’ll be taking advantage of this hands-on opportunity because these instructors go beyond the concept of genius, (we’re talking MENSA material for the art world) and they are right at our school!

Design Diction of the Day:  Nagel Print: The 1980s were flooded with the graphically-designed female images created by American artist, Patrick Nagel (1945-84). Just think about the RIO album cover for 80s pop band, DuranDuran, and you will instantly recognize the infamous “Nagel Print.” The image shown is titled, The Look

     You may ask why an ID student decided to focus this kind of attention on such imagery. Well, it’s all about the concept image. EVERY ID class is emphasizing the concept image, and I seem to be drawn to the angular shapes, bold lines, and overwhelming power of the Nagel Print. Will we have an 80s retro house to replicate for Design Styles? (Dare to dream… double-dog dare to dream!).

– Jules

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