Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Last 2 Projects

Philly Book
Create 10 pages for a group book about your favorite spots in Philadelphia.
This book will include many photos with descriptions and/or directions and tips.
We will use the Blurb.com 10x8 template.

Auto-biographical presentation
8-10 minute presentation on your creative life. How you got here. Lot's of pictures and examples of your artwork and artistic adventures.
Powerpoint, Prezi, Keynote, it's up to you....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

For the 26th!

Spend some time looking through THIS SITE. Comment on three things you found interesting on the site. Comments should be a blog post!

"Sweeten Up" any past project that needs sweetening! Now is the time to rework projects that you know need some reworking based on comment from class discussions or new and improved tricks and techniques that you've learned recently.

Have a clear idea of what you Spoof Ad project will look like. Bring everything needed to work on this in class! GOOD photos, logo ideas etc.

Warning Label! Create a warning label for yourself, as though you were the "product" being sold. Think about your silliest, quirkiest, scariest, grossest qualities and turn them into a warning label.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Photo Composite

Create a composite image using YOUR photos. The final image must be 11x17 @ 200 ppi RGB. Save as Photoshop. Keep layers!
Remember to pick your background image first. Resize and save. Then add the other elements of the composite. Save often. Save in multiple places.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Web Composite

Start with internet background.
About 8x10 @200 ppi
Save as PSD
Then find five other items and create an amazing composite....!!!

Save as PSD

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Walk Ride Bike

Homework: walk/ride/bike
Get out of the dorms and off campus and check out Philly! While you're out there, look around, breathe the not so fresh air, try new food, see some art and take 25-30 Photographs, create 3 sketches, gather 5 objects to scan.
Blog about the experience and what you discovered.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Welcome - Fall 2011

Welcome to Foundation Computers. Each semester my students create blogs to share links, post responses to readings and shows and to share their projects. I hope you learn a lot and enjoy the class!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Final Countdown

We are now in the home stretch. Just to clear things up, here is the final countdown.
Your third last class will be a work/help session.
Your second last class will be video day. Be on time!
Your last class will be Autobiographical Presentation day. Be on time!

The last day of classes for Tuesday's class is April 26

The last day of classes for Wednesday's class is April 27

The last day of classes for Monday's class is May 2

I spoke to Dave in the output center next to our lab and he said we could have extra access to the lab in the next week. The extra hours are limited because of a heavy class schedule this semester.
Monday 9-12
Tuesday 11-12
Wednesday 9-12
Thursday 11-12
Friday 9-10:30 and 3:30 - 4:30

Consider the Tech Center as it is open 'round the clock....

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Textured Self-Portrait

Create an 11x17 @ 200 ppi self portrait. You may use any images you have gathered or created. Scans, photos or computer work. Consider photos, sketches, writing, found objects etc.
Save as Phtotoshop PSD with layers.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Web Composite

Using the techniques learned in class, create a composite image with a background and five additional layers. Pick a background first!
Resize it to between 5x7 and 8x10 @ 200 ppi.
Save as PSD
Add the five additional elements. KEEP YOUR LAYERS.
Save as PSD
Save frequently as you work....

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scanner Face

From Faces

Scan your face pressed up against the scanner and save as a JPG. After importing and locking the photo to the illustrator file, use the pen tool to create an illustrated self-portrait. Remember to take advantage of opacity to create subtle tonal changes. The illustration will be viewed without the photo, so make it good.
Remember to export a JPG and upload it to your blog before class. I will collect the .AI file in class.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Type Drawings

1. Representational
2. Non-representational
3. Expressive
4. 6 word auto-biography

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Alternative Spring Break

Apply for Campus Philly’s 2011 Alternative Spring Break!

Campus Philly's Alternative Spring Break is a weeklong service immersion program held in March of each year. Participating students live and work together throughout the week. During the days, students will visit a local nonprofit to learn about a social issue affecting the Philadelphia region and how that nonprofit is working to tackle the problem. Students will then get a chance to work directly on a service project with the nonprofit.

At night, students are given the chance to explore some of the many great cultural offerings of Philadelphia. Past trips have included a private tour of Citizens Bank Park, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Philadelphia Zoo, ice skating, Adventure Aquarium and more. This year's Alternative Spring Break will be taking place from Sunday, March 6th to Friday, March 11th. All applications are due on February 11th.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Spring 2011

This semester each student will create a blog at blogger.com. You will be asked to create new posts weekly. The posts may be homework images, responses to readings or lectures, photo galleries, etc. You are also encouraged to post interesting things that find throughout the semester. Please keep this blog related to your Tyler experience and leave the social networking to other sites.

Homework: walk/ride/bike
Get out of the dorms and off campus and check out Philly! While you're out there, look around, breathe the not so fresh air, try new food, see some art and take 25-30 Photographs, create 3 sketches, gather 5 objects to scan.
Blog about the experience and what you discovered.