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Visual Vocabulary 2 18′

Value – 1. The relative lightness or darkness of color in a picture. 2. That aspect of color by which a sample appears to reflect more or less of the incident color. 3. Lightness or darkness; the amount of white or black.

Saturation – refers to the dominance of hue in the color.

Collage – An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.

Dominance – Preeminence in position or prevalence; ascendancy. 2. The tendency for one element or group to command greater attention than another

Complimentary color – On a standard color wheel they are the colors opposite each other (red/green, yellow/blue). They look good together and compliment each other.

cool vs. warm – Warm colors are based on yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, orangish reds, and the like. Cool colors are based on blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and blue-based reds.

Visual Vocabulary 2 18′

Project Overview

Using the guidelines below visually define the list of terms on the left.  Use your sketch book to work out ideas and organize your presentation. We will critique sketches.

Some terms are the same as part 1 of this assignment. See how color can be used to define these same terms differently.

Guidelines

-Use cut  black  and color paper or acrylic paints on white background.

Be consistent with media.

-Visually define each term in one small box of 3 inches by 3 inches

-You may not use the same design concept to define more than one term

-No illustrative or realistic/representational imagery

-Use only basic geometric graphic element like line, circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and dots

-Consider the composition of each term.  Each term should be treated with great consideration and care.

 

Repeat Terms:

Contrast |Hierarchy | Tension | Balance | Pattern | Progression

New Terms:

Value | Saturation  | Collage | Dominance | Complimentary color | cool vs. Warm

 

Example: Saturation

 

Some of these examples could work for other terms. Use the best concept for each term in your project.

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Visual Vocabulary 1

Terms:

Scale – 1. A system of ordered marks at fixed intervals used as a reference. 2. An instrument or device used in such measurement. 3. A calibrated line, as on a map or architectural drawing. 4. A progressive classification of size, amount importance, or rank.

Contrast – 1. To set in opposition in order to show or emphasize differences. 2. A striking dissimilarity between things being compared. 3. The use of opposing elements such as color, forms or lines in proximity to produce an intensified effect.

Hierarchy – 1. Body of elements arranged according to rank, authority or capacity. 2. A body of entities arranged in a graded series. 3. Clergy arranged in successive ranks.

Tension – 1. The condition of being stretched tight. 2. Mental strain; intense nervous anxiety. 3. A force tending to produce elongation or extension. 4. Strained relations between person; uneasy suspense.

Balance – 1. A weighing device consisting of a horizontal beam with pans of equal eight on each end.  2. A stable state characterized by cancellation of all forces by equal opposing forces 3. A stable mental or psychological state. 4. Equality of totals in the credit and debit sides of account.

Symmetry – 1. An exact correspondence between the opposite halves of a figure, form, line or pattern. 2. Beauty or harmony of form resulting from a symmetrical or nearly symmetrical arrangement of parts. 3. Due or right proportion.

Asymmetry – 1. the quality or state of being asymmetric

Orientation – 1. The act of orienting or the state of being oriented.

Density –  1. The degree to which anything is filled or occupied. 2. The amount of something per unit measure. 3. Thickness of consistency; impenetrability

Pattern – 1. An archetype; an ideal worthy of imitation. 2. A plan, diagram or model to be followed when making things. 3. A representative ample; specimen. 4. To cover or ornament with a design.

Progression – 1.the act of progressing; forward or onward movement.

Rhythm – 1. Any kind of movement characterized by the regular recurrence of strong and weak elements. 2. Non random variation, especially uniform or regular variation in a process. 3. The effect of recurring or repetitious lines, colors, forms, etc. 4. In music, the specific arrangements of accents and the relative duration of sounds.

Weight – 1. A measure of the heaviness or mass of an object. 2. The Gravitational force exerted by the earth or another celestial body on an object. 3. Influence, importance, authority.

Proximity – 1. Being near or next to closeness. 2. Referring to the closeness of elements

Visual Vocabulary 18′

Project Overview

Using the guidelines below visually define the list of terms on the above posting.  Use your sketch book to work out ideas and organize your presentation. We will critique sketches.

Guidelines

-Only use black ink on white background

-Visually define each term in one small box of 3 inches by 3 inches

-You may not use the same design concept to define more than one term

-No illustrative or realistic/representational imagery

-Use only basic geometric graphic elements like lines, circles, squares, rectangles, triangles, and dots

-Practice excellent craftsmanship (sharp corners, crisp edges, etc.)

-four sketches per term

 

Terms:

Scale | Contrast | Hierarchy | Balance  | Symmetry | Asymmetry | Orientation | Pattern | Progression | Rhythm | Weight | Proximity | Density | Tension

 

Example: Contrast

Some of these examples could work for other terms. Use the best concept for each term in your project.

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Computers in Art & Design 18′

Syllabus

Introduction

Explore how the computer has been integrated into the image-making processes by incorporating traditional art processes such as drawing and markers with modern Graphic Design software. Learn how professional artists, designers and illustrators utilize the power of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and other software to create digital artwork and enhance images to create digital graphics such as maps, posters and postcards. The basic features of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will be explored through tutorials and original artwork will be produced when techniques are mastered. By the end of the course, students will have a digital and print portfolio consisting of several projects. Students will also utilize digital cameras, scanners and output to laser/inkjet printers. Quad-Core Intel Macintosh computers (the industry standard platform) power this exploration into the realm of digital imagery.

 

Meeting Times

Class is Monday through Friday 9 AM to Noon and 1:15PM to 4PM, Saturday from 9AM to Noon. You may not enter class until 5 minutes before class starts, make sure you arrive on time. If you are late to class or from break you will receive a Doc.

 

Internet

During class you should not be looking at any e-mail accounts, Facebook, my space, online games,etc.; while we are working on projects. Only if instructor has give permission are you allowed to access social media or email thru the Internet.

 

Supplies/Handouts

This is a large class sure make sure you put name on your supplies/handouts I give you. I will be giving you a folder to put all of your handouts together.

 

Chairs

Do not roll your chairs from one side to the other of the classroom.

 

Cell Phones/Cameras

Will be used when the instructor tells you to bring them in for class, otherwise they will be left back in the residence halls.

Cell phones should not be used other than taking pictures, no non-class related photography, video, texting, email, phone calls, playing games or web surfing is allowed during class or without the expressed permission of the instructor and/or preceptor.

Anyone caught inappropriately using their phone will warrant a Doc and the student will not be allowed to keep the phone on their person in class or on breaks.

 

Music

When you are working on projects you can list to music but you must use your headphones so not to disrupt the other students.

 

Food/Drinks

NO food or drinks should be near any of the computers! I will show you where you will be allowed to place food and drinks in the lab.

 

Homework/Class work

You will be giving homework assignments that will be needed to be complete by the next class period. You will have project to work on a daily basis. By not completing all the work you can receive a Doc.

 

Storage

You can leave your supplies at your computer for lunch and study hall. But after study hall is done in the evening all of your supplies must be picked up and taken back to the residence halls.

 

Login

To login in, type in your user name and password on the login in window.  Go ahead and login to make sure you account is working. If not raise your hands to get help.

 

Connect to google Drive

Please follow this link to get project & homework files, class presentations and where you will upload your files for printing.

 

Ask Questions

If things are moving too fast or you’re getting lost raise your hand to ask for help.

Photographic Alphabet

 

What interesting and unique alphabet can you capture using your eye and your camera?  This project ask you to observe your environment in search of objects which can be seen or interpreted as letterforms.

requirements

– all letterforms should fall under one all-encompassing concept, i.e. architecture, nature, etc.

– you must photography the entire alphabet from A-Z and numbers 0-9.  This can be done in all caps, all lowercase or a mixture of both.

– for presentation purposes, photos must be either all vertical or horizontal.

– NO handrawn/created letters or photos of other types of printed lettering, i.e. signs, billboards,banners, etc.

– your performance will be judged on creativity, originality and quality of photograph.

– once you have taken all pictures, renumber the files.  01 should be A, 02 B,  and so on, 35 will #9 and 36 #0.  You will set up the in Photoshop using provided instructions:  In Photoshop, click FILE | AUTOMATE | CONTACT SHEET 2.  Choose the folder which contains your renumbered photographs.  Final size will be 10” x 16”, or vise versa, depending on vertical or horizontal photos.  Resolution 300, RGB color.   Rows and columns 6 x 6.  Manually rotate, move, crop photos as needed. In photoshop type out your name at the bottom in 12 point type.

– save your file as a PDF, put your name in the file and upload it to the google drive under : PRINTING FILES | ALPHABET.

 

Terms – Color Grid

Terms:

Value – 1. The relative lightness or darkness of color in a picture. 2. That aspect of color by which a sample appears to reflect more or less of the incident color. 3. Lightness or darkness; the amount of white or black.

Saturation – refers to the dominance of hue in the color.

Collage – An artistic composition of materials and objects pasted over a surface, often with unifying lines and color.

Dominance – Preeminence in position or prevalence; ascendancy. 2. The tendency for one element or group to command greater attention than another

Simultaneous contrast – Two colors, side by side, interact with one another and change our perception accordingly. Simultaneous contrast is most intense when the two colors are complementary colors.

Complimentary color – On a standard color wheel they are the colors opposite each other (red/green, yellow/blue). They look good together and compliment each other.

cool vs. warm – Warm colors are based on yellows, oranges, browns, yellowish greens, orangish reds, and the like. Cool colors are based on blues, greens, pinks, purples, blue-greens, magentas, and blue-based reds.

Color Grid

Project Overview

This Project asks you to create the most interesting and unique color compositions possible. The goal is to study how color is affected by pattern and context, see color relationships, and begin to work with complex grid structures. Making incremental changes can bring about large variety within a system. In this assignment we will focus on changes of color.  There are several parts to the project so be sure to work methodically and carefully.

 

Terms:

Analogous Colors | Complimentary colors | Cool colors, Warm colors |Monochromatic colors | Simultaneous contrast | Color, Hue, Shade, Value, | Intensity, Grid, Shape | Form, Balance, Harmony |Relationship, Repetition  | Pattern

 

Part 1

In your sketchbook design six 2 inch squares. Follow these rules in your design.

Each square design may be diagonally, horizontally or vertically, or any combinations of such. (two elements, no more than three per square) 

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Part II

Once you and your professor select a 2 inch modular design from your sketches, create a linear grid structure based on the shape. This grid will serve as the pattern for all of your compositions. You may orient your pattern any way you wish. See linear grid examples. By having the same grid structure underlying all the compositions we can focus our attention on how different color schemes and choices affect the artwork.

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Select 3 colors per composition. Potentially you could use a maximum of 18 different colors to complete this assignment, though you should use the same color in more than one composition a few times to see how that same color behaves in different contexts. On occasion, colors may be placed next to themselves, thus eliminating the grid and creating what appears to be a new form.  Be careful not to go overboard and always serve the overall aesthetic value of the work.

In all you will create 6 different color compositions, one representing each of the following terms:

-Analogous colors

-Complimentary colors

-Cool colors

-Warm colors

-Monochromatic colors

-Simultaneous contrast