Thurs 10/25 | Mon 10/29
Texture | Midterm Presentations



This week we finalize the Midterm Project 5: Texture and start to work on Project 6: Organizing the Random to explore different creative processes while conveying content through form.

 

We will also do the Midterm Self-Evaluation individual reviews.

Due for This Class

Last chance to catch-up to posts 1 to 7

Pen and Ink Drawing Tutorials:

Work on Project 5 | Texture, Step 3: Create three (3) collage compositions (in the 4" x 6" thumbnails areas you just created in Step 2) using at least three (3) of the original found objects/textures you emulated in Exercise 2 | Texture.

Complete and bring to class your midterm self-evaluation to present on the individual midterm reviews.

Make sure your Wordpress E-portfolio is updated up to Project 4 for presentation. You will read Project 4 self-critique

Reminder: Your midterm grades are available in Blackboard under Points Earned | My Grades. Students who are failing the class can withdraw from the course until November 5 without having their GPA affected. Please note that if you are a FAFSA recipient you may have to pay back part of your tuition when you withdraw from classes. Do consider your choices wisely.



In Class

Attendance

Project 4 | Texture Step 3: Create three (3) collage compositions (in the 4" x 6" thumbnails areas you just created in Step 2) using at least three (3) of the original found objects/textures you emulated in Exercise 2 | Texture.

Work on Project 5 | Texture.

Individual midterm self-evaluation reviews

Project 6 | Organizing the Random

Midterm Wordpress E-portfolio presentations
Present Wordpress portfolio and read Project 4 | Directional Dominance self-critique.

At Home

Finalized Project 5 | Texture. Bring artwork to class, upload a photo of the project to your Wordpress portfolio along with the written critique under Project 5. Due at the beginning of Class 9.

Project 6 | Organizing the Random: Steps 5 & 6 completed.

Step 5: In your sketchbook create four (4) different 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches experimenting with your unconventional material. How can you use it to create line, value, shape, and/or texture?

Step 6: In your sketchbook using your PITT pens and your unconventional material, now create at least four (4) 3" x 4" thumbnail sketches that incorporate each of the random elements that you chose. The design may include other elements as well. Remember that your goal is create a visually interesting design with the following criteria:

a unified and dynamic composition
a focal point
variation of line
broad value scale (refer to the value scales you created)
figure/ground relationships
sense of space
the entire picture plane should be activated

Other design tools to consider utilizing:
directional dominance
texture (visual &/or actual)
repetition
the grid
perspective

On your sketchbook or notebook handwrite the definitions for the following words:
Value Range, Tint, Shade, Value Contrast, Achromatic Gray, Chiaroscuro, Value Pattern, Shading, High Key, Low Key.
You can find some of the definitions under the link Resources/Vocabulary Words, in "Design Basics", or researching the web. Due at the beginning of Class 9.

IMPORTANT:
Bring the following painting supplies to the next class!
White Acrylic Paint | Black Acrylic Paint | All Paintbrushes | Scissors | Mixing Palette | Container for Water along with your Drawing Paper, Bristol Board, Ruler, Pencils, Xacto Knife and Rubber Cement.