Hope your artist book is coming along nicely! Please have a video of your book uploaded by the end of the day Frday, Sep 24 in Canvas.
Images: Total: 3-5 + one short video
One overall of the book – if you made an accordion book, you can photograph it in such a way that we can see the entire book. If you did more of a pamphlet or stab stitch, or anything else, one image of the front/spine of the book is just fine.
(2-4) close-up images of your favorite pages
1 short (under 1 min) video of your book showcasing how it looks as you turn the pages.
Click on these examples of a short video showcasing an artist book – a video gives us extra information and really highlights the physicality of the book, the object. This can be done simply on your phone- no need for editing, sound, etc – unless you feel into that!
This week you are working from home on your artist book that showcases the Principles of Design. I hope you are off to a good start, have spent the week gathering your design concept and materials and are ready to start creating! Remember, any and all materials are acceptable – get messy! (Here is a fun mixed media piece I created with the same title)
I also did a separate post on being able to see the Principles of Design in Graphic Design.
We will talk about binding today as well.
Need some inspiration? Go back to the original post, check out Pinterest – or see additional inspiration here:
This project accomplishes the following Course Learning Outcomes:
Demonstrate technical skill to produce a multi-step value scale and a balanced multi-step color wheel in paint, pencil, or digital.
Demonstrate technical skill to produce a variety of tactile and visual textures in various mediums including digital.
Demonstrate technical skill to produce clean transitions of color in pencil, charcoal, ink and paint, and digital design.
3 Value Scale Warm up Exercises:
With a pen or pencil, produce a traditional value scale using: you may chose color or b/w.
2. With a piece of charcoal or pastel, produce a value scale using: hatching/crosshatching or stipling/scribbling.
3. Experiment with other, patterned lines that help you explore line, shape, texture and value. 10 different experimented small squares.
DUE DATE – 3 .jpg / .png files (one value scale in b/w, one value scale in color and one set of 10 experiments) and submitted to Canvas Assignment “Value Scale”: Friday, Sep 3 by 8 a.m. Click on “Assignments” and you will see “Value Scale Assignment” at the top.
Hello students! I’m excited to explore the Principles of Design and Visual Elements through the use of hands-on art projects and Photoshop and Illustrator. We will meet at 8 a.m. IN PERSON to go over everything.
Please click here for our syllabus and always refer to this blog for our assignments, video tutorial requirements and due dates.
Using Photoshop selection tools and the magic wand tool,
make TWO : 8” x 10”collages using sections and pieces of your own original photographs. The two collages can be in the same style/narrative or they can be completely different aesthetics.
Use at least 3-4 different images in each collage – think about how to compose an interesting design with the images that you have. Remember to assess the formal Principles of Design – Balance, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion, Contrast and Directional Forces. Be sure to save two versions – a .psd and a .jpg
Think of a way to create a collage with any of the following themes: 1. Memory 2. Documentation 3. Texture (see above links for free texture images) 4. Fantastical Landscape 5. Self Portrait See Maggie Taylor’s work or Jerry Uelsmann’s b/w photo work for inspiration on fantastical digital collages.