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SCHEDULES

Note: There might be chance of extending the contents of the lectures due to time allow and how fast students can absorb all materials.
WEEK 01

August 23

Intro to the class and materials

  • Corel Painter interface
  • Intro to basic digital drawing tools
  • Systematic construction of shapes
    • Lines and curves
    • 2 dimensional shapes
    • 3 dimensional shapes

August 25

Constructing and Shading 3 dimensional Shapes

  • Intro to layout system:
    • Golden Section
    • Golden Rectangle
    • Picture plan
    • Grids

Demo: Corel Painter

In-Class exercises: Sphere (post them on blog by the end of class)

WEEK 02

August 30

Assign: Project One: “Compose and Composition” Due Date: Sep. 20

Constructing and Shading 3 dimensional Shapes (continue)

  • Intuitive Perspective
    • Parallel/Liner Lines
    • Clock Grid
    • Aerial
  • Measurement/Proportion
  • Space

Demo: Corel Painter

In-Class exercises: Cylinder and Cube (post them on blog by the end of class)

September 1

Construction Bottles with basic 2 dimensional shapes

  • Structure
  • Illusion of depth with zone system

Watch: “Basic Perspective Form Drawing”: the Techniques of Scott Robertson

Demo: Corel Painter

In-Class exercises: Bottles (post them on blog by the end of class)

WEEK 03

September 6

Watch : “Colour: An Introduction” by Tom Hudson

  • Tape 1: Basics of Colour
  • Tape 2: Colour Energy
  • Tape 3: Colour Structures
  • Tape 4: Between Black and White
  • Tape 5: Discord Energy

Demo: Working with colors in Corel Painter
In-Class exercises: Construction still life: “Fruit in colors”

September 8

Watch : “Color Theory: The Mechanics of Color Applied and Theoretical Color” with Richard Keyes part 1

Demo: Corel Painter
Work Section

WEEK 04

September 13

Watch:

  1. “Color Theory: The Mechanics of Color Applied and Theoretical Color” with Richard Keyes part 2
  2. “The Principle of Design And Composition” with Jason Manley

Demo: Corel Painter

  • Brush Mechanic
  • Paper texture effect

Work Section for Project 1

September 15

Work Section for Project 1

WEEK 05

September 20

DUE Project One: “Compose and Composite” Due Date: Sep. 20

Work Section: Repair Project 1

September 22

Facial structure and anatomy: sphere, cylinder, cone, and box

  • Head structure
  • Eye structure
  • Nose structure
  • Mouth structure
  • Neck structure

Demo: Corel Painter

WEEK 06

September 27

Assign: Project Two: “The Absurdity” DUE: Nov. 1

Watch: The Discovery CH: “Freud’s the Interpretation of Dreams”

(Continue) Facial structure and anatomy: sphere, cylinder, cone, and box

  • Head structure
  • Eye structure
  • Nose structure
  • Mouth structure
  • Neck structure

Demo: Corel Painter
In-class: Eye details

September 29

(Continue) Facial structure and anatomy: sphere, cylinder, cone, and box

  • Head structure
  • Eye structure
  • Nose structure
  • Mouth structure
  • Neck structure 

Demo: Corel Painter
In-class: Hair details

WEEK 07

October 4

Elements of Arts: “The Organizational Components: Placement

  • Harmony and Variety
  • Repetition, Movement, and Rhythm
  • Economy
  • Unity

 Demo: Corel Painter

Continue: Complete a bust construction
In-Class exercises: Construction still life: “Human Bust”

October 6

Work Section for Project 2

WEEK 08

October 11

(Fall Break October 10 – 11)

October 13

Work Section for Project 2

Review student progress
WEEK 09

October 18

Geometric shape construction

  • Full body construction
    • Axis
      • Bone structure
      • Rhythm
    • Forms
      • Mass
      • Volumes

Note: There may be a live model or a set of stock photographs for this study section and nudity will be involved.

Demo: Corel Painter

October 20

Geometric shape construction

  • Front Torso details
  • Back details
Demo: Corel Painter
WEEK 10

October 25

Geometric shape construction

  • Hand details
  • Arm details

Demo: Corel Painter

October 27

Geometric shape construction

  • Foot details
  • Leg details
Demo: Corel Painter
WEEK 11

November 1

DUE: Project Two: “The Absurdity” Nov. 1

Re- Work pro 02

November 3

Drapery concept

  • Types and forms
Demo: Corel Painter
WEEK 12

November 8

Watch: Art Across the Edges

Assign: Final Project: Contemporary Arts: “Parody” DUE: Dec. 8

Demo: Corel Painter

Continue: Working on drapery

November 10

Demo: Corel Painter

Continue: Working on more complex drapery

WEEK 13

November 16

Demo: Corel Painter

Painting Shiny Surface
Demo: Corel Painter

November 18

Work and review progress of final project

WEEK 14

November  22

Work and review progress of final project

November 24

Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes from Nov 23-25

WEEK 15

November  29

Work and review progress of final project

December 1

Work and review progress of final project

WEEK 16

December 6

Work and review progress of final project 

December 8

Final review and last day of class

DUE: Final Project: Contemporary Arts: “Parody”

WEEK 17
NO class: We are done for Fall 2011
updated 9/11/2011