Due Dates

Typed Direction Contract November 15th - Class 24

Copy of Journal Entry December 4th - Class 28

Final Images Tuesday December 4th - Class 28
Final Prints Tuesday December 4th - Class 28


Use Photoshop and Painter to create a conceptually cohesive final body of work that fits together as a whole. You will write a final direction contract that will detail your intentions. Consider extending your mid-term work.


To perfect the idea of a body of work that holds together as a conceptual whole. This includes furthering skills in personal idea development. Also to continue to develop technical and formal skills using the software.


Use the excercise we did in class to help you come up with an idea for your final. Also, reflect on readings, contemporary issues, peer artwork, and artwork by artists you respect. From this, consider things that are meaningful to you that will give you a sense of pleasure to visualize, and that seem to you as something you could successfully complete. Use your journal to sketch and write about these ideas. Turn these thoughts into images that hold together as a cohisve body of work.


Write a Final Direction Contract Due 11.15

TYPE a contract that contains your goals for a final project. The contract will cover the following five points:

1) Your concept or idea behind your work (this may naturally change, but keep me up to date).
2) Any formal considerations (For example, you may want to work with texture or color.)
3) Method of output and how many. (For example, installation, prints (what kind?), light box, screen, etc.)
4) Technical considerations, if any (Some examples: frame or matt board, how big will your files be and how will you deal with that, or how will you build a light box)
5) How many images (or boxes, or whatever) you plan to make. You must argue to support your numbers. An average number to shoot for is around 8 images.

Create the images Build on Photoshop CS3 and Painter X skills for for this project. Use you contract as a guide, but don't be afraid to let your ideas grow as you work.

Make Prints Print your work and present it in a formal way. That means the prints should at least be mounted on matt board. At least one print should be framed. We will have a presentation demo to cover this.

If you have an alternative method of output, then your work doesn't need to be matted or framed, however, you need to detail this in your contract.

Submission Requirements

Turn in a COPY of your journal entry. It will include:

1) Sketch and describe your work.
2) Write about the concept behind your images.

Final Images
Create a folder called "Final" in your individual class folder. Put all images in that folder.
All images must be 8MB or smaller and saved in the TIFF (.tif) format

Prints or Other Output
Bring your work to class on December 4th. We will critique from the physical work.


You will be graded on your ability to follow and complete the assignment.

You will be graded on concept, formal qualities (composition, color, etc.), and technical mastery.

This project will be averaged with the other projects, assignments, and you participation grade. However, this final project will be weighted by three.

Please note

Ask any questions during the project in class or contact me by email or stop by office hours to clarify any questions you have about the project.