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Class introduction:

Work at your own pace. View any demos that are related to your needs and interests. The demos for the Introduction to Digital Art are related specifically with learning to use Photoshop plus the use of basic art and design concepts: line, shape, color, texture, space and form. Since you are in the advanced class, I assume you are familiar with Photoshop tools and interface. Please ask questions as needed during our meeting during lab time.

If you are working during the demos/lectures given for the beginning class, keep in mind the students’ needs to focus on the demo and do not talk to your neighbor or allow them to speak with you unless outside the classroom. They will be more interested in what you are doing rather than the demo.

Projects and Homework

Spring 2007
Day Subject for the Day Due Next Time
Day 1
  • Intros
  • Roll
  • Syllabus
  • Rules
  • Books
  • Websites
  • Logins
  • Links
  • survey on angel
  • What is art?
  • look at work

Bring in some of your previous work to look at in class

Due next time

Day 2  

Bring in your previous digital artwork

Do a self portrait using photoshop.
It can be abstract, representational, painted, or use photographs. Basicly open as far as form and content. It only needs to be a portrait of you in some way.

Day 3
 

Do a self portrait using photoshop.
It can be abstract, representational, painted, or use photographs. Basicly open as far as form and content. It only needs to be a portrait of you in some way.

Day 4   Bring in your self portrait in progress to be checked.
Day 5
Feb. 13
 

Assignment2:
Find an artist whose style you like and create an image from scratch based on the artist style. For example: you like Van Gogh’s Starry Night, you create an image using his style but not his subject matter. Or, Georgia O’Keefe. Or Frida Kahlo. Or Diego Rivera, or other. This will take some research in the library and/or online.

Day 6 Critique self portrait Self Portrait due
Day 7
Feb. 20
  Work on Assignment 2
Day 8   Work on Assignment 2
Day 9   Work on Assignment 2
Day 10  

Assignment 2 Due

Assignment 3
Working with a Panoramic Format
For this assignment you will create an image with a panoramic/wide angle view and the format should be extremely horizontal. You can create an imaginary scene within this format, draw and paint a landscape from nature, or seam together a series of photos. Imagine yourself being able to see and have a solid image of your peripheral vision. To do this with a camera, you take a series of shots, rotating only your body and make sure you have extensive overlap between the images. If you use photographs, you can combine them using the photomerge process. You can then manipulate the image as you wish. Think of a concept you want to illustrate in this wide format. Content, creativity and originality are key.

Day 11   Work on Assignment 3
Day 12   Work on Assignment 3
Day 13   Assignment 3 due
Day 14

Meet in Room S1-501

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Start Assignment 4(same assignment as assignment 6 for the art34a class)

Day 15

Meet in Room S1-501 to continue work on Assignment 4

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Bring a piece of music and headphones

Assignment 4(see instructions and new requirements)

See Assignment 4 notes for help

Day 16

Work on Assignment 4 for .5 hour

Look at Assignment 4

Assignment 4 Due

Assignment 5:
Find a short story that you like from any genre, and create an illustration that reflects the theme and content of the story. Use any technique in phtotoshop that you want. The final image should be around 1000 pixels on a side with layers intact. Be prepared to discuss your creative decisions.

Spring Break
Day 17    
Day 18
April 5
  Work in progress check for Assignment 5
Day 19   Assignment 5 due.
Day 20   Assignment 6 is the same as Art34a assignment 8(but you guys should do a better job)
Day 21
April 17
  work on assignment 6
Day 22   Work in progress check for assignment 6
Day 23
April 24
  Assignment 6 due
Day 24
April 26
   
Day 25
May 1
 
Assignment 7:
Create a spoof ad like the examples on the adbusters site.
Follow the process outlined there.
The method you use is up to you. For example, the image can have elements drawn by hand or in photoshop, or it can be composed of composited photographs. You can also use text.
You will do a rough sketch to show next week.
    Specifications:
  • Image size about 1200px by 900px,either vertical or horizontal
  • Leave layers separate
  • Turn in PSD file
  • The images can be scanned, photographed, found(internet) or drawn.
  • Extra credit for using your own images(photographed or drawn)
You will be graded on creativity and following the instructions.
Day 26   Continue work on Assignment 7
Day 27
May 8
 

Assignment 7 due

Assignment 8:
Do a series of at least 3 images on the topic of your choice. The images can be about the formal concerns of art like line, color and shape;or they can be about your point of view about a concept, like war or global warming. Either way, the images should work together as a body of work(a collection of developed and assembled works that represents an investigation or study).
    Specifications:
  • Image sizes about 1200px by 900px,either vertical or horizontal
  • Leave layers separate
  • Turn in PSD file
  • The images can be scanned, photographed, found(internet) or drawn.
  • Extra credit for using your own images(photographed or drawn)
You will be graded on creativity and following the instructions.

 

Day 28
May 10
  Work on Assignment 8
Day 29
May 15
Field trip to San Jose Museum of Art
Meet there at 1:00
Bring your student ID and $5, or $8 with no student ID
Work on Assignment 8
Day 30
May 17
  Work on Assignment 8
May 22 No Class Tuesday No Class Tuesday
Day 31
Thursday
May 24
Assignment 8 Due Assignment 8 Due