Professor Karla Ruden’s Learning Community Features Design Analysis Assignment


In Karla Ruden’s English 150 Common Threads Learning Community, there is stressed analysis of design features of buildings and artwork on campus in Assignment #4. The students are then encouraged to think of art in textiles or clothing they would be designing or that others had designed. The photo features a mini cocktail dress designed in the ’80s by Oleg Cassini. Peyton Chilton, a Common Threads student, analyzed the dress based on classical principles of color and design, resulting in an essay that both praised and reprimanded Cassini for breaking classical principles.