Visual Concepts Online

Visual Concepts FDMA 1210
M 2:00 – 3:50
W 12:00-1:50
Zoom Link

Lauren Addario
Media Arts & Technology
TB 135 505-454-3239
Office Hours M 11:00-12:00 virtual; T 12:30-2:00 in TB135; Th 12:30 – 1:30 VIrtual, & by appointment

This class is hybrid: Lectures will be online &  combined with the in-person class on Mondays, 2:00-3:50
On Wednesdays, online students will meet from 12:00-1:50 on the regular Zoom link as a separate class.


Week 1
August 15– Introductions | Review syllabus and policies | Follow @humediaarts like, comment, or share a post!
introduce assignment #1 mock critique.
: Bring an object to class for mock critique Homework: Reading: Design Process

August 17- In class mock critique, lecture and in-class exercises: What is Design? 
Homework: Using the lecture as a guide, define the following vocabularyEmail to me before the start of class on Monday, August 22nd.
Also watch this one minute video on Unity 

August 22 – Lecture on Unity
Find examples of unity online through these artists.  Andy Goldsworthy, Louise Nevelson, Chuck Close. Find one more on your own. 15 minute exercise, share your screen to show the artist you found on your own. 
In class exercise, create a unified composition through proximity using the shapes linked here then we’ll do a short critique in class. Assignment 2, linked here & due on Wednesday, August 24th. Vocabulary words for Lecture 2 are here.

August 24 – Project due, Critique Day
If we finish early, we’ll review vocabulary words.

August 29- Lecture BalanceIntroduce Assignment 3 | Use the same file as assignment 2, but this time you can duplicate the shapes and change the scale.
Software demo using the rulers, guides, and the grid.
Vocabulary words for Lecture 3 are here

August 31Project due, Critique Day 

September 5- LABOR DAY, No class

September 7- Lecture Emphasis and Focal Point Introduce Assignment 4. Review all vocabulary words in preparation for quiz on Monday, September, 12th. The definitions for vocabulary 1, vocabulary 2, and vocabulary 3 are linked for your review.

Week 5
September 12 – Quiz 1,  Vocabulary words for Lecture 4 are here.

September 14- Quiz review  Project Due, Critique Day

Week 6
September 19- Critique continued–  Lecture Rhythm and Repetition,  Vocabulary Words for Lecture 5 are here.

September 21- Introduce midterm assignment using Rhythm and Repetition | How to write an artist’s statement.

Week 7
September 26- Proposal Draft 1 due, present your ideas for the midterm | Class time for review of proposal and refine ideas 

September 28-
Critique 1 midterm, review progress and be prepared to incorporate constructive criticism into your midterm work.

Week 8
October 3 – Critique 2, show the class what you’re working on and get feedback!

October 5 – Midterm Critique

Week 9
October 10 – No class Fall Break

October 12 –  Lecture Scale & Proportion |Introduce Assignment 5 Software demo: How to resize images in Photoshop, flattening images, saving work as jpegs or pdfs, exporting for print.
Vocabulary for Lecture on Scale and proportion is linked here and due on Monday.

Week 10
October 17Project 5 Due,  critique day 

October 19 – Check out this article in the New York Times  Lecture Line | Introduce Assignment 6 | Photoshop review, Vocabulary for lecture 7 is linked here

Week 11
October 24- Project 6 Due, CritiqueDay 

October 26-Work day, save line project in native file format and we’ll prepare it for print on Monday

Week 12
October 31 – One more look at line drawings!  Preparing a file for print | discussion of file size, screen and print resolution, transferring of files via email and third party systems. Review for quiz 2

November 2 – Lecture Value and Color | Introduce Project 7, Propaganda Poster 
Know your propaganda!
Recording of today’s lecture is here

Week 13
November 7 –Quiz 2, Vocabulary 4, 5, 6, 7. 

November 9 – Quiz review, project 7 work day. Recording of today’s class is here

Week 14
November 14 –  Project 7 Due,  critique day

November 16 – Introduce final project.
Here’s a link to the lecture

Week 15
November 21 – Present initial ideas to class. Recording of class is linked here
November 23 – No class Fall Recess

Week 16
November 28- Critique 1, work day
November 30-  Critique 2, work day
Schedule printing of background by Friday, December 2 

Final, Wednesday, December 7th  2:30 -5:30