Due Dates

Copy of Journal Entry Thursday, November 8 - Class 22

Final Works Thursday, November 8 - Class 22


Brief

Use Photoshop and Painter to make 4 images, two of which you will transfer to an alternative surface.


Objectives

To continue developing technical skills in digital image making by spending more time with techniques you have started to learn. You will also think about creating appropriate images for a given surface and intentional use.


Methodology

You have four print options:

1) Print to T-shirt transfer paper
2) Print to glass decal transfer paper
3) Print directly to fabric at the CAT lab
4) Any combination of the above

Create four images with the intention of either transfering two of them to some sort of 100% cotton fabric or to a glass or glass-like surface. The fabric can take the form of anything, from a T-shirt, bag, or swatch. The glass surface can be a simple piece of glass, window, frame, frosted glass, stained glass or other surface. You might even consider a surface that is not flat. You are encouraged to try something other than glass (ceramics, for example), but the results might not be as expected. Try something that might not work, but be willing to do it again in order to perfect it.

Bring your image and material to CAT for printing.

If you print directly to fabric at the CAT lab, then you can use "Heat and Bond" to iron the fabric swatches to another surfurace, such as jeans, shirts, or bags. You will need to "fix" this fabric with an iron if you plan to wash it.

The challenge of this assignment is to make appropriate imagery given the surface and intentional use. For example, how do expressive qualities change when you put an image on a T-shirt? How is this different from a framed work in a gallery? How can you use this difference to your advantage?



Constraints

4 IMAGES
You are required to make four images with specific output intentions, but you are only required to print and SUCCESSFULLY transfer two of them. Consider printing extra or putting more than one image on a piece of paper so you have more to play and experiment with. You will most likely not get it right on the first try, so be prepared to keep trying.

You will be provided with the transfer materials in class.

If you do the heat transfer (T-shirt transfer), you will need access to an iron. See instructions passed out during class for all materials.


Submission Requirements

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

1) Sketch and/or describe your work.
2) Comment on how you thought and created your image given the ultimate printing surface and use of them.

Final Images
Create a folder called "project4" in your individual class folder. Put all 4 images in that folder prior to the start of class on the due date.

Bring your two completed transfers to class on the due date.

All images must be 8MB or smaller and saved in the TIFF (.tif) format



Grading

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. For this assigment, your concept will include how you considered your image in relation to the output.

Your willingness to experiment and come up with alternative surfaces and uses will count in your favor.

This project will be averaged equally with the other projects, assignments, and you participation grade. The exception is the Midterm and Final, which have weights of two and three respectively.


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.