Visual Concepts FDMA 1210
M 2:00 – 3:50
Zoom Link https://nmhu.zoom.us/j/91090200240
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.
August 15– Introductions | Review syllabus and policies | Follow @humediaarts like, comment, or share a post!
introduce assignment #1 mock critique.
Assignment: 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 vocabulary. Email 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 Balance | Introduce 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 31 –Project 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.
September 14- Quiz review Project Due, Critique Day
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.
October 3 – Critique 2, show the class what you’re working on and get feedback!
October 5 – Midterm Critique
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.
October 17 – Project 5 Due, critique day
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
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 7 –Quiz 2, Vocabulary 4, 5, 6, 7.
November 9 – Quiz review, project 7 work day. Recording of today’s class is here
November 21 – Present initial ideas to class. Recording of class is linked here
November 23 – No class Fall Recess
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