Art 138 Class Calendar – Fall 2018

Note:  Dates are tentative and subject to change.

Events in orange are not confirmed yet.

Events in black are confirmed.

 

Week

Date

Day

Activities & Course Work

1

8/20

M

Introduction:

1.     Syllabus, Handouts, Checkout Information, Lab Use, Surveys, Resources

2.     Assign server accounts and passwords

3.     Mugshots of students for checkout system.

4.     Locker Policies

5.     Checkout Equipment Begins 8/22

6.     Fill out Student Information form through “MySWC

 

Discussion Topics:

·       Cameras and other image capture

·       What is Image Enhancement, Manipulation, and Compositing?

 

Activity:  Review Photoshop Skills from Art 192 (participation grade) 

·       Group activity

·       Turn in files to the dropbox on the server.  See handout for directions.

 

Homework:

1.     Review Syllabus and Checkout Equipment Information (sign forms next class)

2.     Watch the PPT called: “The Digital Environment & The Digital Image”.  It is available on the website and server.  Follow directions on Homework #1.

3.     Bring 2 examples of your past digital artwork.  I would like to see your use of digital alteration techniques and composite techniques.  Submit to dropbox at the start of class.

4.     Buy book and starting bringing to every class on 8/27.

5.     Obtain Personal External Hard-drive and start bringing to every class on 8/27.

6.     Buy and gather supplies.

7.     Bring Camera to next class if you have questions.  I will answer them during break or after class.  Charge Battery and format memory card.

8.     Obtain Camera Manual (look online if you do not have a paper copy).

 

 

8/22

W

Bring Camera To Class or Borrow from Us

Review syllabus and Checkout policies

Lecture:  Digital Environment (participation grade)

·       Resolution, Bit Depth – finish on 8/29

·       Xrite Color Calibration Demo for monitors – finish on 8/29

·       Color Space discussion – finish on 8/29

Lecture / Demo:  Digital Capture (participation grade)

·       Shooting For WB / Camera Profiles

·       Discussion:  Digital Workflow & Best Practices (Start)

Exercise #1:  Digital Workflow & Best Practices

·       Original Photographic image due on 8/27

·       Lab on 8/27

·       Due on 8/29

 

Homework:

1.     Shoot according to class handout for Exercise #1.  Bring original photographic images to class on 8/27.

2.     Make sure to bring book and personal hard-drive to next class.

3.     Watch this video to review concepts from class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BeBQVoej-o&feature=youtu.bet

 

2

8/27

M

Start Bringing Book To Every Class!

Start Bringing External Hard-drive to Every Class!

 

Tutorials:

1.     Camera RAW Workflow Global Adjustments in Basic, Tone, Detail, HSL Menus

2.     Look at Exercise 1 handout for page numbers in book

3.     If you want to practice with book tutorial images, they are available here:  http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/CC_2013/Help_guide/images.html

Lab:  Start E1:  Basic Workflow

Lab Goals:

1.     Download image for Exercise 1.

2.     Rename file.

3.     Practice Basic Workflow on E1 handout (look at tutorials in the book).  Try to do this on your own.  Look at the information provided in class and textbook.  Read the handout thoroughly for requirements.

Introduce Exercise 2:  Color & Tonal Enhancements

1.     You will need one original photographic image for this exercise – due on 8/29

2.     Lab on 8/29 & 9/5

3.     Due on 9/10

 

Lab Classes Start Today!

 

Homework:

1.     Finish E1 before next class.

2.     You will need one original photographic image for Exercise #2:  Color & Tonal Enhancements – due on 8/29.  It must be different than what you used in Exercise #1.

3.     Reach Ch.2, 3, and 4.  Answer questions and be ready to discuss in class.

 

 

8/29

W

 

Discuss Ch. 2, 3, 4 questions.

Finish Color Management Lecture

Submit E1 to Class Dropbox.

Review E1:  Basic Workflow.

Tutorials on Basic Workflow as necessary.

Introduce Collections

Collection #1:  Textures

Tutorials for Exercise #2:

1.     Infrared

2.     Sepia / Silenium / Cyanotype (monochromatic)

3.     Solarization

4.     Split Tone (closer to monochromatic)

5.     Cross Process (color split-tone)

Lab:  Start Exercise 2.

 

Homework:

1.     Analog Nostalgia Research Images – due next class

2.     Work on E2 outside of class if necessary.  Complete Camera RAW Global Adjustments by next class.

 

3

9/3

M

Holiday – Labor Day – No Class or Lab

 

 

9/5

W

Finish Exercise #2 Tutorials if necessary

Lab Goals:

1.     Complete Exercise #2 before next class.

Introduce E3:  Altered Focus

·       Original images due 9/10

·       Lab on 9/10

·       Due on 9/13

Introduce Collections

Collection #1:  Textures

Tutorials:

·       Lens Blur

 

Homework:

1.     Read pages in book related to Exercise #2

2.     Work on Exercise #2 outside of class as necessary to finish lab goals.

3.     Altered Focus Images Research due next class.

4.     Bring 1 original image to next class for Exercise #3.  Shoot with as much in focus as possible   For Photographers, that means f-22, no motion blur if possible.  Have the main subject fill at least 50% of the frame.

 

 

4

9/10

M

Submit E2 to Class Dropbox.

Review E2:  Color & Tontal Enhancements.

 

E3:  Altered Focus Tutorials:

·       Smart Object & Smart Filter

·       Focus Selection

·       Blur Gallery including Tilt-Shift

·       Radial Blur (Spin & Zoom)

·       Gaussin Blur & Layer Mask

·       Motion Blur

·       Adaptive Wide Angle Filter

 

Lab:  Work on E3  - due 9/17 start of class

Introduce Collections

Introduce Assignment #1:  Analog Portraits

·       Original Photographic Images due 9/12 (Image Check)

·       Journal due on 9/12

·       Lab on 9/12, 9/17

·       Crit on 9/19

 

Homework:

1.     Finish E3 outside of class if necessary before next class.  – due 9/17 start of class

 

 

9/12

W

Tutorials

·       Creating Borders

·       Creating Custom Brushes

·       Creating Texture

·       Scanning Demo

 

Print Expectations & Demo

A1 Journal and Image Check

Lab:  A1:  Analog Nostalgia

 

Homework:

1.     Shoot / Collect original photograph for A1.

2.     Collect frames, textures, brushes, etc. for A1 as needed.

3.     E3 due by start of next class.

 

5

9/17

M

Submit E3 to Class Drobox.

Review E3:  Altered Focus

Print Expectations & Demo

Lab:  A1:  Analog Nostalgia

 

 

Homework:

1.     Finish A1.  Prints, Files, and self-evaluations due next class.

 

 

9/19

W

Crit A1:  Analog Portraits – Everything due at start of class:  files, prints, self-evaluation (1.5 hours)

 

Introduce Exercise #4:  Portrait Retouching

·       Dove Video

·       Tutorials on 9/24 and 9/26

·       Lab on 9/24 (About 1 hour) & 9/26 (Half Class)

·       Due on 10/1

 

Introduce A2:  Portrait of a Character:  Location and Studio Composite

·       Original Background shots due on studio date (see calendar)

·       See calendar for studio date for character portraits

·       Lab for everyone on 10/10, 10/15

·       Crit on 10/17

Assign Studio Groups

 

Homework:

1.     A2 Journal and background shots due on studio date.

 

 

6

9/24

M

Shooting Location HDR Demo

Nik Software for HDR Backgrounds

 

Portrait Retouching Demos

Lab Time for Exercise #4 (About 1 hour)

 

Homework:

1.     Work on E4 outside of class if necessary.  Due 10/1.

 

 

9/26

W

Portrait Retouching Tutorials

Lab:  E4 Portrait Retouching (Half Class)

 

Homework:

1.     Finish E4 outside of class if necessary.  Turn in start of next class.

 

7

10/1

M

E4 Due.  Submit E4 files to drop box.

Videos:  Josh Rossi Red Riding Hood Example

Studio Example:

 

Tutorials: 

·       Pen Tool

·       Knock Outs Joel Grimes Way

Joel Grimes Video

 

Homework:

1.     Group 1:  A2 Journal and Background Images due next class.

 

 

10/3

W

Studio – Group 1

·       Background shots due, Background Laser Jet Print, Journal, and Shooting Notes due at start of class for Group 1.

·       You must be present for shooting in studio with group, or you will not have a completed assignment.  Loss of 2 letter grades.

 

Studio Group 1:

A: 

B: 

C: 

 

Tutorials – Group 2

·       Diffuse Glow, Grunge, Painterly Texture

·       Making Light

·       Advanced Blending

·       Creating Shadows

 

Homework:

1.     Group 2:  A2 Journal and Background Images due next class.

 

8

10/8

M

Studio – Group 2

·       Background shots due, Background Laser Jet Print, Journal, and Shooting Notes due at start of class for Group 2.

·       You must be present for shooting in studio with group, or you will not have a completed assignment.  Loss of 2 letter grades.

 

Studio Group 2:  (Everyone not in studio)

A: 

B: 

C: 

 

Tutorials – Group 1

·       Diffuse Glow, Grunge, Painterly Texture

·       Making Light

·       Advanced Blending

·       Creating Shadows

 

Homework:

 

 

 

10/10

 

W

Follow-up Tutorials

Large Print Demo

Lab:  A2 (2 hours plus)

 

Homework:

1.     Files, Large Print, Laser Prints, and self-evaluation due 10/17 at start of class.

 

 

9

 

10/15

M

Introduce A3:  Abstract Digital Painting & Illustration

·       Original Images due 10/22

·       Lab on 10/22 (30 min), 10/24 (2 hours), 10/29 (2 hours)

·       Crit on 10/31

 

Lab:  Finish A2 (2 hours plus)

 

Homework:

1.     Painting & Illustration Images Research due next class

2.     Files, Large Print, Laser Prints, and self-evaluation for A2 due 10/23 at start of class.

 

 

10/17

W

 

 

Crit A2 (1.5 hours)

 

Tutorials for A3

·       Adobe Illustrator – Image Trace

·       Photo To Sketch

 

Homework:

1.     Original Images for A3 due next class

 

10

10/22

M

Tutorials for A3

·       Warp

·       Puppet Warp

·       Mixer Brush

·       More Brush Options

·       Texture from Smudge Tool (Oil Painting Look)

·       Putting it all together

Lab for A3

 

Homework:

 

 

 

10/24

W

Tutorials for A3

Demo:  Texture Effects

Lab for A3

 

Homework:

 

 

11

10/29

M

Introduce:  A4 Blends

·       Original files due on 11/7

·       Journal due 11/7

·       Lab on  11/7

·       Crit on 11/14

 

Introduce:  E5:  Dispersion / Disintegration

·       Finished Digital File only due 11/14

Tutorial:  Dispersion / Disintegration

 

Lab for A3

 

Homework:

1.     A3 due start of next class.  Files, Large Print, and self-evaluation due 10/31 at start of class.

 

 

 

10/31

W

Tamron Guest Speaker Photo Shoot

Crit A3:  Abstract Digital Painting & Illustration (1.5 hours)

 

Introduce E6:  Displacement Map

·       Digital File only due 11/14

Tutorials: 

·       Displacement Map (if time)

 

12

11/5

M

Tutorials:

·       Displacement Map (if not done on 10/31)

Lab for E5 & E6

 

Homework:

 

 

11/7

W

Lab for A4:  Blends

 

1.      

13

11/12

M

Holiday – Veteran’s Day – No Class or Lab

 

 

11/14

W

Review E5 & E6

Critique:  A4:  Blends

·       Everything due at start of class.

 

Pick Work For Student Show

·       Student Show work must be ready by end of lab on 11/15

 

Introduce A5:  Impossible Photography (Final)

·       Journal due 11/21

·       Original images due 11/26

·       Lab 11/26, 11/28

·       Due 12/3

 

Introduce E7:  Multiplicity

·       Shoot before class on 11/21

·       Lab on 11/21

·       Short review start of class on 11/26 (digital projection only)

 

Homework:

1.     Shoot for E7.

2.     Journals and working on A5.

 

14

11/19

M

Hints:  Working With Scale

Hints:  Levitation

Tutorials:  Reflections

Tutorials:  Multiplicity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework:

1.     Shoot E7 by 11/21

2.     Journal for A5 due 11/21.

3.     Original images for A5 due 11/26.

 

 

11/21

W

Lab For E7

 

Journal due for A5:  Impossible Photography

Original Images / Scans Check for A5 (at least 1 to show)

Short lab session for A5 to organize images.

 

Homework:

1.     Finish E7 before next class.

2.     Finishing shooting and gathering imagery for A5 before next class.

 

 

11/22

TH

Holiday – Thanksgiving – No Class or Lab

 

 

11/23

F

Holiday – Thanksgiving – No Class or Lab

 

15

11/26

M

Short Review for E7.

Original Images / Scans Check for A5 have at least 3 total today)

Lab:  Work on A5

 

Homework:

To be on task, you should be down to the finesse stage on A5 before you come to class on 11/28.  You should aim to print on 11/28.  Work outside of class as necessary to meet these goals.

 

 

11/28

W

All Checkout Equipment Due!

Backup all files before File Exam Period!

 

Last Regular Class Meeting

Lab:  A5 Impossible Photography

 

Last chance to turn in late assignment.

Last chance to turn in extra credit.

 

Homework:

1.     Go to Thurs or Fri enrolled lab session if necessary to complete A5.  Typically the last lab sessions of the semester are very busy.  Get there at the start of the period if you can, especially if you are needing to print.

 

 

 

11/30

F

Last Lab Session of the semester. 

No access to facilities to work on projects after today.

 

16

12/3 Finals

M

Final Critique:  A5 Impossible Photography

 

Final Exam Period Scheduled 8:10am – 10:10am

Note the different time!

 

Final Project (A4 Impossible Photography /Blends Composite) Critique

If you do not turn in a Final Project (A4), then you fail the class.

No late Final Project (A4) accepted.

If you are late to the final period, then your final class grade drops one letter grade.

 

Make sure you have all files backed-up to a personal storage device.  The class server will be erased over the winter break.

 

You will be able to take your final projects home after the class.  You will receive your final class grade by the end of finals week.  Check Canvas and WebAdvisor for posting of grades.