Course Schedule:

(subject to change)


August 28 // WEEK 1

Intro to course / syllabus review
Tutorial: Introduction to Web Image Searches, Organization through
MAC “finder” and through Adobe Bridge
Begin Exercise #1: (Design Concepts)


September 4 // WEEK 2

Due: Exercise #1 (Design Concepts)
Lecture: Pixel Art / Tutorial: ASCII, Mosaic filter
Introduction to the Bridge & Photoshop Interface - Tutorials for Week 2
Begin Exercise #2: (Pixel Art)

September 11 // WEEK 3

Due: Exercise #2 (Pixel Art)
Lecture: Conceptual Composites, Averaging & Data Mapping
Tutorial: Working with Layers, Transform, Mask, Adjustment Layers,
Clone
Begin Assignment #1: (Portrait Composite)

September 18 // WEEK 4

Due: Assignment #1 (Portrait Composite)
Lecture: Copyright / Appropriation / Fair Use
Critique: (Portrait Composite)
Research Paper Assigned: (Copyright)
Week 4 Tutorials

September 25 // WEEK 5

Due: Research Paper: Copyright
Lecture: Info Graphics
Tutorial: Vector / Illustrator
Begin Exercise #3: (Pop Culture & Art History Info Graphic)

October 2 // WEEK 6

Due: Exercise #3 (Pop Culture & Art History Info Graphic)
Lecture: Surrealism
Tutorial: Photoshop Vector, Selection Tools and Methods - Tutorials for Week 6
Begin Assignment #2: (PolyScape)

October 9 // WEEK 7

Tutorial: Advanced Compositing
Lab: Continue to work on Assignment#2 (PolyScape)

October 16 // WEEK 8

Due: Assignment #2 (PolyScape)
Critique: (PolyScape)
Tutorial: Vector in Photoshop & Posters
Research Paper Assigned: (Faking It)
Lecture PDF

October 23 // WEEK 9

Lecture: Artists who use a combination of Text & Image
Tutorials: Week 8 & Week 9
Begin Assignment #3: (Text / Image)

October 30 // WEEK 10

Due: Research Paper: Faking It
Tutorial: Layout w/ Text, Raster and Vector Objects
Lab: Work on Text / Image

November 6 // WEEK 11

Due: Assignment #3 (Text / Image)
Critique: Text / Image

November 13 // WEEK 12

Lecture: Animation Devices
Tutorial: Gif Animation
Begin Exercise #4: (gif Animation)

November 20 // WEEK 13

Due: Exercise #4 (gif animation)
Lecture: Review Animations
Assignment #4: Personal Narrative Triptych
Tutorial: Advanced Photoshop

November 27 // WEEK 14

Tutorial: Creating Mock-Up Visualizations
Lab: Work on Final Project

December 4 WEEK 15

Due: Assignment #4 (Personal Narrative Triptych)
Final Critique

Info

VSAR 102: The Computer and the Visual Arts
Tuesdays 5:00-8:50pm, University Hall 271
Instructor: Bekkah Walker, MFA
Email: rhwalker@csusm.edu
Office Hours: Tue 3:50-4:50pm, ARTS 327

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