Projects


Reading Responses

Description:
Write a multi-paragraph response to each article or video.

Technical Requirements:
  • Each essay must be no less than two paragraphs of four sentences each.
  • The first paragraph should summarize the primary points of the article. This might require you to write a longer paragrah.
  • The second paragraph should include any insights or thoughts you had in response to the content of the writing. DO NOT comment on your feelings about how it was written, but the material covered.
  • All documents must be uploaded to class blog before class.

Web Portfolio

Description:
Create a simple and effective web portfolio showcaseing all work created in this class.

Technical Requirements:
  • Navigation much be simple
  • Must have Artist Statement describing inspiration and and conceptual prosess of work
  • Must have three gallery pages (one for each project)

Project 1: Looks can be Deceiving


Research
Create a minimum of 5 sketches communicating ideas of composition and subject for project 1. Exploratory sketches and notes are required as students must present evidence of their ideation. Students will also create a blog for the instructor to follow showing research and concept development. Blogs must contain reference images, inspirational images as well as videos to contemporary topics in digital art.

Final Image in JPEG format

Due in digital form as a jpeg. Image must be placed in the designated server folder (I will instruct you were to put it) before the start of class. Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.

Final Print
Due at beginning of class in print form as an Luster Photo print (LPP) no smaller than 11x14 inches, printed at the Print Lab. Critique is to immediately follow to discuss print and resolution quality.

Overview:
Create 3 works of photo-manipulation that illustrates an understanding of juxtaposition and basic design principles (composition, color, hierarchy) in a compelling narrative image.

Objectives:

Methodology:
The use of photo-manipulation creates and illusion or deception of what is real. Works of photo-manipulation create a false reality where anything is possible and the outcome typically leans towards the ironic. Combining a variety of images of your choice you will create a series of seamless final images that depict an example of juxtaposition and irony. Relying on basic design fundamentals such as composition, color, and  hierarchy, the images should illustrate a narrate that easily communicates to the viewer.
Photo Compositing :

Important Notes:
You must use your own imagery for this project, or use royalty-free stock images from the providers covered in class. Consider that you will need to use high quality photos for final print output; no image should be rescaled to a larger size. Do NOT use googled web images! You do not have legal rights to use them for your artworks.
Technically, I want you to demonstrate an understanding of various techniques learned in the class, as well as using some combinations of your own. The combining of imagery will be done through Photoshop tools using layers, selections, masking,  blending modes, adjustments, etc.
Scanners are available in the Mac Lab and Print Lab upstairs. Some digital still cameras can be checked out at the ARC (Art Resource Center). I encourage you to take risks with this assignment. Use this class as an opportunity to produce imagery unlike any you have created previously. Embrace your creativity and produce work that you are proud of.
Constraints:

Photoshop.

Technical Requirements:
Part 1: Research 

Part 2: Work in Progress images in JPEG format (must be more than 70% complete) (due date can be seen on class schedule)

Part 3: Final Images/Prints

Grading Rubric:


Project 2: Alternative Sources

Research  
Create a minimum of 5 sketches communicating ideas of composition and subject for project 1. Exploratory sketches and notes are required as students must present evidence of their ideation. Students will also create a blog for the instructor to follow showing research and concept development. Blogs must contain reference images, inspirational images as well as videos to contemporary topics in digital art.

Final Images in JPEG format
Due in digital form as a jpeg. Images must be placed in the designated server folder (I will instruct you were to put it) before the beginning of class. Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.
Final Prints
Due at beginning of class in print form on paper of your choice. The finished print should contain all three images in the sequence on a single sheet with a minimum width or height dimension of 36 inches, printed at PIP lab. Critique is to immediately follow to discuss print and resolution quality.
Overview:
Create an image which demonstrates the unique characteristics of digital art making.

Objectives:

Methodology:
Topics:
Current events, Activism, Ecology/environment, Globalization, Consumerism, Colonialism, Ritual/Religion, Mythology, Magic, Superstition, Fetish, Being/Becoming, Time and change, Eternal/Universal

Alternatives sources is a project in which you will hybridize the different tools at your disposal for a conceptual vision/narrative.

Create three images (triptych) that tell a narrative story together about one of the options listed above.

The narrative story can be of personal belief, observation, or reaction to the many options above. You should be sure to let the images tell the story. I will allow you to use text in creative ways within the artwork, but text use should be scarce and have particular impact in the piece if used. Consider a beginning, middle, and end for your three images, but make sure that all three images make sense together and play a special role of their own within the triptych. Conceptually, I want you to think deep and exercise your brain. Make observations and evaluate your take on these concept ideas.

You must use digital painting, photos, and scans to complete this assignment. However, you cannot complete the whole assignment only using one of the three. You MUST use scanning and alterations of those scans THROUGHOUT all your works.

I encourage you to take risks with this assignment. Use this project as an opportunity to produce imagery unlike any you have created previously. Embrace your creativity and produce work that you are proud of.

Important Notes:
For this project, you MUST use only your personal imagery. This means you will need to use the cameras in the PIP Lab and the scanners and wacom tablets.

Important Links


Project 3: Digital Disconnect

Research
Create a minimum of 10 sketches communicating ideas of composition and subject for project 1. Exploratory sketches and notes are required as students must present evidence of their ideation. Students will also create a blog for the instructor to follow showing research and concept development. Blogs must contain reference images, inspirational images as well as videos to contemporary topics in digital art.

3 Final Images in JPEG format
This project is due in digital form as a jpeg. Images must be placed in the designated server folder (I will instruct you were to put it) before class. Mandatory critique is to immediately follow during class.


Final Print
Due at beginning of class (1) ONE print on HGE paper no smaller than 18 x 24 inches, printed at PIP lab. This print should be turned into my office on MAY 3rd before 5pm.


Overview:

Within the realms of digital art mediums there tends to be a slight disconnect between the artwork on screen and the viewer. There is quite often the distinction between something physical (traditional art media) and something simulated (digital art media). Despite the fact they many of the same fundamentals of concept, composition, perspective, anatomy, color, and light transcend any tool used, digital media is rarely as natural feeling or looking as an actually painting or print. One solution to this may be to simply create our digital works for the purpose of print; however in this assignment we will take advantage of the many aspects unique to digital art to close that gap of disconnection between the work and the viewer. For example, using tools native to digital art we can create a sense of immersion for the viewer, or a sense of false reality.


Objectives: Methodology:

In this project our goal is to create an image that is compelling and reads to the viewer successfully and conveys a specific message utilizing tools unique to digital art. (photo-manipulation, collaging, digital painting) Students will be tasked with creating two images, a portrait and a landscape. Students must creatively combine different methods of digital art taught thus far in order to create their images. Students are not confined to a specific style or subject matter however must place the emphasis on the project of creating an image that successfully conveys a compelling idea and emotion.

Important Notes:

Contraints: