Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student
Architecture -- Research, Design -- Study and teaching
Visual Literacy is a two-year-old cross-disciplinary instruction unit that encompasses a "learning community" of Textile and Clothing Design, Architecture, Interior Design, and Fine Art students in their first year of foundation design education. This pedagogy is a three week long unit (with 9 hours of contact time per week) in a two semester long program. Each faculty member teaches one of four thematically charged instructional units through which studio sized groups of students rotate over the course of a semester. The thematic foci of the four units are Drawing, Color; Frame, and Form. This specific unit is the Form unrt:. Though it is taught by archrt:ecture faculty, every effort is made to keep it focused on an interdisciplinary, foundation design sensibility rather than letting the study of Form become "the architecture unit."
Rex, Brian T., "The Sandbox: An Introduction to Form & Form Making Through Notions of Surface" (2002). Proceedings of the 18th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student. 36.