Monday, November 28, 2011

Animation Collaboration Project

A project where collaborators work together at an animiation stand to produce a short collage style animation. Can be done in Frame Thief or iMotion or other animation software. 
This project is a short term (two hour) project and is intended to get ideas and images out quickly. The result can be further manipulated in Final Cut or iMovie.

Welcome to the New Artists Notebook site v. 2012

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

End of Semester Business

For the final two classes I will be reviewing your semester's work. I would also like you to continue with the development of the Idea Studio project up until the last class next Tuesday.
As a result of the conversations we have had in class over the past few weeks it is apparent that not everybody is keeping separate notebooks for the Conceptual and the "Traditional" sketchbooks. We had determined that most peoples sketchbooks were a hybrid. I ask that you devise some system for navigating the hybrid. This means imposing some (artificial) order on the material for the sole purpose of the in-class presentation. You should also be ready to present the other projects that we worked on in class.  Please bring your laptops to class if you have digital elements in your presentation. Check the older posts for an idea of what I expect.
For the final class we will be projecting from a computer linked to the web. The purpose of this will be to explore in class some of the Astitst Notebook sites that I have liknked to this blog as well as others you may have links to as well. I will expect to see you on the final day of class. There will be a real and virtual experience available to you that day.
Here is a list of the assignments:
Criteria for Credit:
Attendance for all classes, lectures, slide presentations and critiques; excused
absences only; assigned work missed, must be made up.
Participation in class
Quality of work
One major project resulting from sketchbook explorations. This may be done in conjunction with another class. All sketches and final project must be presented together in-class, during the fourteenth week of the course.
Four, or more completed sketchbooks showing significant effort. One of these should be a “source-box”. In addition, a brief digital sketchbook should be presented in some form for classroom viewing.
Sketchbooks required for credit:
Traditional sketchbook – containing a visual language concerned with training the eye and the hand; observing and absorbing visual information; drawing from memory; developing studies for a final work – to be used for most of your in-class sketches and should be with you when we visit different locations and generally at all times. (Observational studies)
Conceptual Sketchbook/Notebook – addressing ideas in both visual and written language beyond what is concrete and observed, possibly for exploring radical ideas pushed to the limit or, putting to formal use what were observational studies – to include a lot of writing so that ideas are clarified verbally and visually. (Abstract and conceptual studies)
Final Project – a major work that emerges from the explorations in a sketchbook or, sketchbooks from this course or, might develop through the conceptual sketchbook evolving through writing as well as visual studies – This project may become finalized in conjunction with another course. Both studies and finished work must be presented together to the class before the end of the term. (Final project)
“Source” Box – to collect materials that have some meaning or stimulate some artistic interest. This may include objects, notes, doodles, newspaper articles, postcards, photographs, sketches, measurements, marks, notes, scraps of drawings or paintings, or colors, collage materials, found objects, non-perishable, non-toxic garbage from the street, etc. This may be a collection of eclectic objects and notations for future reference or, it may be a collection specific to one idea. (sketchbox)
Electronic Sketchbook – a brief exploration of the digital approach to a sketchbook to be investigated outside of class. (Digital sketchbook/notebook flickr, facebook, website or blog)etc.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Ideal Studio

Where else but your sketchbook would you entertain the idea of an "Ideal Studio"? A completely hypothetical "place" that has all of the things you would need to be creative and productive..?
I ask you to think about the physical layout and the circumstances that have proved productive for you. Consider how you might create a "place" where those circumstances could be replicated and accessed repeatedly, A STUDIO 

Monday, April 13, 2009

This Week

For Tuesday we will be working on formats for the presentation of your work in the conceptual sketchbook and the traditional sketchbook. We will also still be working on the large collage drawing from the printmaking room. We also will be scanning and copying work and preparing files for uploading. I will work with some of you to set up digital versions of your sketchbooks.
Bring your sketchbooks and blank CD's to move files.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Print Room Drawings

The print room drawing project combined with a photographic view of the room. This project is unfinished. Needing either further coherence of design or more intentional fragmentation or focus. All of the drawing are attached to the scroll by tape and can be moved, multiplied or rearranged. This project is still open to modification.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Tuesday in 202

For Tuesday we will be combining our drawings from the print room into a collage on the wall of room 202. Those of you who missed the drawing session should come in with sketches of the printmaking room looking toward the litho press area. In making the collage we will attempt to reconstitute the room with the drawing frames fitting into place according to the point of view.

For this collage we are keeping in mind the Polaroid collages of David Hockney. In these collages Hockney is continuing to explore the cubist concept of presenting multiple views of an object in the same pictorial space.