This course introduces the fundamentals of three-dimensional design and will ask students to construct and question visual relationships. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the basic elements of design: line, plane, volume, mass, movement, shape, form, space, value, texture and color. We will look closely at design organizational principles such as proportion, repetition, rhythm, emphasis, balance, symmetry and hierarchy. A range of materials (paper, cardboard, clay, plaster, wire and found object) and processes (constructing, modeling, carving, casting and fabricating) will be utilized to introduce a variety of approaches to 3D problem solving. Students will also be introduced to three-dimensional critical vocabulary where focus will be on communicating ideas and forming distinctions and connections through verbal and written formats. This class is open to all levels and from all departments within the college community.