Note: There are chances of extending the contents of the lectures due to time allow and how fast students can absorb all materials.

http://beinart.org/index.php

http://digitalarts.bgsu.edu/cac/

Throughout the course, you will be expected to document your work by outputting completed animations on CD/DVD. You may be focusing on the enhancement of your portfolio throughout the course.

PROJECT 01

“Geometric forms and Colors Compose”

Due Date: Sep. 20

Student will create a digital painting of still life. The natural objects must present the geometric construction of forms as we learn during the class. Student will also demonstrate the understanding of chromatic, harmony, and energy of colors. On this particular abstract painting, is based on the extracting natural forms. The extracted forms could be details of a single object, multiple objects, microscope, landscape, seascape, or any scenery. Students will focus on design colors and design forms only.

The project aims students to understand the structure of forms and colors.

Besides understanding of color composition, students will also employ the techniques to create a meaning and emotional statement on their art.

The process of the project.

  1. Find referent images or take your own photographs of objects.
  2. Design your new composition:
    • Layout with golden rectangle or golden section
    • A good use of rhythm, unity, and space
  3. Analyze the basis detail from the natural form and construct the drawing:
    • At this assignment, please consider symmetry. The symmetry is not a bad thing, it is depend the content and usage.
  4. Work with Achromatic to control the contrast of whole images
  5. Then Re-Work the Achromatic into Analogous Colors
  6. Then Ad Complimentary Color onto the Analogous Colors
  7. Then add color composition on the design.

Project requirement

  1. Journal documentary of project  process on class’s blog
  2. Post the review image/image’s detail on class’s blog
  3. Digital image for turn in: JPG format with full resolution
  4. Print out size: 17” X 22”
    • Every print must have the border at least ½ inch on all sides

Topic:

  • Golden Rectangle and Golden Section
  • Balance theory
  • Geometric Construction
  • Basic Shading
  • Constructive Color Composition
  • Color theory

PROJECT 02

“The Absurdity”

Please download more detrails of project 02 on PDF file HERE!

Due Date: Nov. 1

Students will create a self-portrait image. The portrait must portray the shadow or the opposite of your personality. The opposite side or the id, is considering your shadow. The shadow is unconsciously hidden or unconsciously suppressed deep inside your mind. Often times, we consciously suppress the id base on the supper-ego or the moral rule of the society. Things that we believe are evil basing on the values of social judgment, may have embedded inner of yours.

“It was absurd, I was not like that.”  You often though or didn’t accept that was true about who/what you really were when one pointed out. You felt that it was very ludicrous as it was not you.

Below is the link of  the Id, Ego and Superego article :
http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/personalityelem.htm

Students will investigate the concept of surrealist and mental image era.

Students will explore the ideal of mental images.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_image

Project requirement

  1. Journal documentary of project  process on class’s blog
  2. Post the review image/image’s detail on class’s blog
  3. Digital image for turn in: JPG format with full resolution
  4. Print out size: 17” X 22”
    • Every print must have the border at least ½ inch on all sides

Topic:

  • Geometric construction
  • Facial anatomy
  • Space
  • Drapery

Resources

Drapery:

PROJECT 03 Final Project

Contemporary Arts: “Parody”

Please download more detrails of project 03 on PDF file HERE!

Due Date: Dec. 8

Student will create artwork that serves as a social satire, social critique, or commentary of some current issue in the society. Student will choose to imitate or mimic one or combination of two styles of the setting and composition from the original artworks from master artists in the past centuries.

The process of the project.

  1. Pick artworks of the either a single artist or a couple artists, which is/are influenced. (post on class’s blog)
  2. Write a draft of your social satire that is interesting to you (post on class’s blog)
  3. Design your new composition and sketch out  (post on class’s blog)

Project requirement

  1. Journal documentary of project  process on class’s blog
  2. Post the review image/image’s detail on class’s blog
  3. Digital image for turn in: JPG format with full resolution
  4. Print out size: 17” X 22”
    • Every print must have the border at least ½ inch on all sides

Example:

Illegal Art: Freedom of Expression in the Corporate Age

John Heartfield

Ron English

Topics:

  • Figure anatomy
  • Dynamic gesture
  • Geometric construction
  • Drapery construction
update Aug.14, 2011