Digital Painting

Digital Painting MART 3050 |5050
T, Th 3:30 – 5:20
TB 102 & over Zoom
@ for online classes

Lauren Addario
Instructor, Media Arts & Technology
TB 135 505-454-3239
Office Hours Monday via Zoom 1:00-1:30, Wednesday on campus 10:30-12:00, Thursday via Zoom 11:00-12:00. Zoom link for office hours is here

Class Schedule
This class is hybrid. Tuesdays will be in-person in TB102. Thursdays will be online over Zoom *online students will always meet over Zoom.

Safety: NMHU COVID policy is linked here
If you are sick, test positive, or have had close contact with someone who is sick or has tested positive, please attend via zoom, and let me know how I can support you until you feel safe enough to return to the class. 

Week 1
August 17-
Syllabus and Schedule review. Equipment check. Who wants to use a Wacom? Surface Pro? ProCreate? Slack Board for discussion and critique? Have a plan for backing up your work.
Homework – constructive criticism exercise

August 19- Constructive criticism mock critique. Quick review of the Corel interface, Share ProCreate interface, Setting preferences & tools. Recording of today’s class is here

Week 2
August 24- Lecture on line quality. Experiment with drawing tools: pencil, ink etc. Use one of these ink drawings to practice line quality. Studio time to work on your line drawings. Save as .jpegs for critique on Thursday 8/26.

Homework Create 5 drawings using 5 different pen/pencil tools. Use individual tools to inform your drawing. Be deliberate. See assignment specifications in lecture linked above. Email to me by the start of class on Thursday.

August 26- Line Drawings Critique Day- Have your drawings in a folder emailed to me by the start of class. Label with your name_Line.
class recording for today is available here

Homework – Read this article on screen resolution vs. print resolution.

Week 3
August 31 –
Screen resolution vs. print resolution what you need to know. Lecture and discussion, color and creating a conceptual frameworkImport these drawings to become familiar with using chalk pastels in Corel Painter or ProCreate.  Class recording is available here

September 2- Print Lab orientation/Work day/optional critique and feedback from me and your classmates.

Week 4
September 7- Studio time for pastel drawing. Create a drawing using a monochromatic, analogous, triadic or complementary color scheme.

September 9- Critique of digital files 

Week 5
September 14 – Lecture on Portraiture. 
Let’s look at a recent exhibition of Alice Neel’s work Introduce proportions of the face and figure- pair up and draw each other or someone in your house. Create a portrait for projection on Tuesday, September 21st.
Recording of today’s class is here

September 16 –  Studio time for portraits. Recording of today’s class is linked here

Week 6
September 21- Critique Day

September 23- Introduce self portrait assignment. Draw your self portrait as your profile image for social media. You will be required to submit an artist’s statement with this piece. How to write an artist statement.
Recording of today’s class is linked here

Week 7
September 28-
Studio Time for Self portrait

September 30-  Let’s review the self portraits of Uldus Bakhtiozina
Present work to class for feedback. Class recording is linked here

Week 8
October 5 – Studio time for Self Portrait

October 7 – Midterm critique

Week 9
October 12 – Fall Recess no class

October 14 -Follow-up critique for updated self portrait submissions.

Week 10
October 19 – Surrealism lecture  Let’s have fun with our imagination today and create a surrealist image. Your Surrealist composition must use at least one original image that you use to create a pattern. See lecture for details regarding size and resolution of the printed image.  This is due on Thursday, October 28 at the start of class. Recording of today’s class is linked here

October 21 – Getting started on your surrealist piece. We’re going to do an exercise on illogical juxtaposition. See Surrealism lecture for word pairings. Recording of today’s class is linked here.

Week 11
October 26- More surrealism 

October 28 – critique day

Week 12
November 2 –Introduction to watercolor lecture and discussion on representation, abstraction and non objective work. Watch this video tutorial for watercolor in Photoshop. S
tudio time for watercolor assignment. Recording of today’s class is linked here

November 4 – Review what you have so far over Zoom- bring in examples of inspiration and ideas

Week 13
November 9 – Watercolor exercises in class. Recording of today’s class is linked here

November 11 – Critique Day. Recording of today’s critique is linked here

Week 14
November 16 –
Discussion about mobile interface design, designing on your phone- formatting- size limitations, etc Use mobile device to create a quick sketch. Introduction to landscape oil painting & final project. Assignment: Bring in at least three landscape sketches to develop a personal landscape in oil. Studio time for landscape painting. Recording of today’s class is linked here. 

November 18 – Critique 1  Landscape painting sketches and ideas.
Recording of today’s class is linked here.

Week 15
November 23 – Work day for online students,
special print lab session for on-campus students.
Mount your work for the final show!

November 25 – No class Fall Recess

Week 16
November 30 – Critique 2   

December 2- Work day for final project, last minute feedback before final critique on Tuesday. 

*** For on campus students***
Your piece must be printed no later than Saturday night, December 4th. Project due: Before final critique Thursday, December 9
th at 11:00am mounted on foam core, or as a stretched canvas in time to hang the final show. 

Thursday, December 9 – 11:00am -2:00pm  – Final Critique