Project 1 contains 3 assignments
Project 1, assignment 1 :: Research Artists
Looking up examples of:
Take notes on which artists/works you feel most connected with, and be prepared to contextualize and discuss these findings in regards to your own project ideas when you present.
Due Date :: January 11
Project 1, assignment 2 :: Source Photographs
Shoot an entire roll (minimum 24 shots) of portraits of yourself or anything related to you on 35mm film that you will later scan. Pictures can be anything from parts or close-up to whole portraits. Get the roll developed and bring in the prints. Choose the six most important shots to show to your colleagues in class. Be prepared to contextualize them in relationship to the research.
NOTE: IF you have a digital camera, you may also shoot them digitally. You must shoot a minimum of 24 shots and you will also have to show the six most important shots.
Due Date :: January 18
Project 1, assignment 3 : Final images
DUE: January 30
Project 2 contains 3 assignments : storyboards and Animation
Assignment 1: Make two sketchy storyboards for Project 2. They should be different in imagery and context.
I will choose one of the two for Assignment 3 Part 1
Due Date :: Feb. 6
Assignment 2: Finalize your storyboards for Project 2.
Due Date :: Feb. 13
Assignment 3: Final Animation for Project 2.
Due Date :: January 27
Project 3 contains 2 assignments :: Modern Sculpture
DUE: March 6
Assignment 2: Create five modern sculptures.
Turn in images to homework folder prior to the start of class on the day of critique.
Project 4 contains 3 assignments : Web Portfolio
Project 4, assignment 1: What makes a good Artist Portfolio?
Surf the web and find artist portfolios that inspire you. Chose one and critique it - What makes it good? Prepare a written critique and email it to me at
You will briefly introduce the site to class, explaining why you chose this portfolio, showing both positive and negative elements of the site. Consider navigation, color, design, theme, etc, when writing your critique.
Due Date :: April 3
Project 4, assignment 2: Planning and Gathering A flowchart or Portfolio Site Map, and collecting content
Create a hierarchy chart / site map that outlines how you will organize your portfolio. Each box on the chart represents a WWW page & must have the corresponding file name listed. Let some of the Portfolios you have seen influence your site design.
Due Date :: April 10
Project 4, assignment 3: Final Gathering Your Portfolio Site Map, and collecting content
MAKE YOUR SITE MAP BEAUTIFUL! Remember, at this point your focus is on visual and interactive design, the structure of the user's experience. "The focus of the aesthetic shifts from the observed object to the participating subject.."
Due Date :: April 24