Visual Concepts FDMA 1210
M & W 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 online class on Mondays, 2:00-3:50
On Wednesdays, we’ll meet in TB 117 2:00 – 3:50
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 artist on your own. Share that artist with the class.
In class exercise, create a unified composition through proximity using the shapes here. 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
Visit the print lab & learn how to cut and mount your work!
August 29- Lecture Balance | Introduce Assignment 3 | Your shapes are in the print lab and you can use as many shapes as you need to complete this assignment. If you need more printed, ask Cabrini to print them for you.
Vocabulary words for Lecture 3 are here
August 31 –Project due, Critique Day, meet in Critique room B
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.
September 12 – Quiz 1,
September 14- Quiz review Project Due, Critique Day
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.
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 All printed assignments must be mounted on foam core and ready to show at the beginning of class.
October 19 – Critique continued…Check out this article in the New York Times Lecture Line | Introduce Assignment 6 | Photoshop review, Vocabulary for lecture 7 is linked here
October 24-Project 6 Due, critique day
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 2 – Lecture Value and Color | Introduce Project 7, Propaganda Poster
Know your propaganda!
Recording of today’s lecture is here
November 7 –Quiz 2, Vocabulary 4, 5, 6, 7.
November 9 – Quiz review, project 7 work day
November 14 – Project 7 Due, critique day
November 16 – Introduce final project hand out Munny Dolls/visit print lab for materials and printing instructions. Here’s a link to the lecture
November 21 – Present initial ideas to class
November 23 – No class Fall Recess
November 28- Critique 1
November 30- Critique 2
***PRINT DEADLINE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, @5:00*** ALL WORK FOR THE FINAL SHOW MUST BE PRINTED BY THIS DEADLINE!
Final, Wednesday, December 7th 2:30 -5:30