Due Dates

Copy of Journal Entry Thursday September 20 - Class 9

Final Images Thursday September 20 - Class 9


Make 5 images on your own that are a narrative. The work does not have to be a linear story with a beginning, middle, and end.


To further develop technical skills in Painter, to learn how to develop concepts across images so they hold together as a body of work, and to further develop conceptual skills.


First, practice the Painter tools that I mentioned in class. Review and understand the different aritst brushes, hings under the effects menu, selections (lasso, magic wand, marquee), how to use those selections with the effects menu, how to float selections, make patterns, use cloners, use tracing paper, how to make shapes (pen, shape tools, text) and manipulate shapes (change size, fill, outline, opacity), and convert shapes to selections and layers. Try to find and play with other tools as well.

Make 5 images on your own that are a narrative. The work does not have to be a linear story with a beginning, middle, and end. Think about how color and line can set a mood, then use formal aesthetics and imagery to tell a story. Also notice how one still image can be a story itself. What are the differences between a story told with a still image and a story told with time based media? Consider this in your journal response.

Call on your group members for content and technical help.

For examples, see
Anna Ullrich http://www.annau.com/

Do an online search on Edward Hopper (painter)

Look up Duane Michaels (photographer)


Explore the program tools for this project.

Avoid purely abstract works. Use this project as an opportunity to explore subject matter you may not have attempted previously.

Submission Requirements

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

1) Sketch and describe your work. Talk about any ideas/story behind it.

2) Write about the concept of story in still imagery. This will include any research that you have done that illustrates how a group of pictures (or one for that matter), can tell a story.

Final Images

Create a folder called "project2" in your individual class folder. Put all 5 images in that folder.

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


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

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

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.