1. Go to the AutoDesk site and watch tutorials and "LEARN MORE".
2. Download at least three of the apps that appeal to you here: http://www.123dapp.com/create
3. Get to know at least two of the apps well enough to show another classmate how to use it.
4. Go to google classroom to answer the questions about the AutoDesk apps
Due Date: Monday, January 11
Selected one of the following assignments to work on- it MUST be completed by Monday, January 11 and ready for a class critique on Tuesday.
NEW IN 2015-16, we will also have a themed contest – the top entry that fits in with our specified theme will will a separate prize.
The theme for the 2015 contest is “Personal Identity” or “Anti-Hatred” – any artwork that reflects on the artist’s own background, or replies to any sort of cultural animosity (like racism, homophobia, sexism, bigotry, etc).
Please complete these forms to help guide your ideas:
Collab Themed Contests Forms
Objective: Create a logo that conveys the meaning and goal of Open Education Resources
Answer questions in google classroom
Research and gather existing logos
Design a logo using images and text that support the design and mission of OER
Level of creativity
Originality of design
Ability to convey message and meaning
Read about the artist Rembrandt here:
Then go to google classroom and answer the questions about Rembrandt
Check out the art work of surreal photography Sandy Skoglund and read her biography
Then go to google classroom and answer the question about her work
Master Art using Chiaroscuro
Chiaroscuro is a technique in painting that uses tones, shades, shadows and highlights to create the illusion of three dimensions on two dimensional media. Developed in the [ http://www.wisegeek.com/what-was-the-renaissance.htm ]Renaissance, chiaroscuro comes from the Italian words for bright or clear and dark or obscure. It is usually translated as 'light-dark'.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Italian, from chiaro ëclear, brightí (from Latin clarus) + oscuro ëdark, obscureí (from Latin obscurus).
Using the Wacom drawing tablet and stylus, draw and paint an expressive self-portrait from a digital photo that you have a friend take of you. The photo should have a dark background and a single light source directed towards tjhe side of your face.
•Gain experience with the Wacom drawing tablet.
•Create a feeling of natural drawing using digital tools.
•Use line expressively.
•Create mood through color.
•Create the appearance of three-dimensional form via the technique of chiaroscuro.
Format as follows:
•Width: 7.5 inches
•Height: 10 inches ( these measurements are guidelines- feel free to change proportions/size to fit your concept)
•Resolution: 300 pixels/inch (Important: A lower resolution will result in a printed image of poorer quality.)
•Color Mode: CMYK
Create a new document using the format above.
With partner(s), arrange a photograph of yourself with a dark background and a single light source.
Upload the photos into Bridge
Open the photo in Photoshop.
Create a new layer above the photograph layer.
Using the drawing tablet, trace the essential parts of the photo. Use line expressively.
Using different layers, differentiate the light, middle, and dark tones on the head, neck, and torso. Paint this difference.
•Skill with drawing tablet. Quality/naturalness of line.
•Expressiveness of line
•Expressiveness of color and style
•Three-dimensionality of the form
Tips to Get Started:
Study the work of Leonardo DaVinci and Michelangelo.
More information on chiaroscuro can be found at this site:
Empty Easel: Chiaroscuro
Self Critique Questions:
-Before turning in your work, ask yourself:
Is my artwork sufficiently expressive? What have I done to create that expressive quality (color, style, quality of line, facial expression, body language?)
-Have I mastered the use of the Wacom tablet? i.e. Does my mark-making look natural?
-Does the image have enough visual impact? Will it catch and hold a viewer's attention?
-Most importantly, have I created a sense of three-dimensional form/volume by using light, middle, and dark tonal values (chiaroscuro)?
A cultural movement beginning the 1920s that uses visual imagery from the subconscious mind to create art without the intention of logic.
Elements present in surrealist imagery:
View the work of Erik Johansson, a modern surrealist photographer:
Create a surrealist (dream) image based on dreams, memories, obsessions, and feelings.
Dimensions: At least letter size (8.5 x 11 inches)
Resolution: 300 ppi
Color Mode: RGB or CMYK
Photograph -- Use a camera or iPad to take a series of photos that you will use to make a surrealistic scene.
Take photos of the following:
Check out this tutorial about how to create Micrography
Design Challenge: Micrography Self Portrait
Objective: Create a self portrait using micrography techniques in Photoshop
You will be using google classroom to turn in your assignments.
Please complete the following before turning in you art:
-Save your artwork to your folder on the desktop ( this should be the unflattened versions with all of your layers. Name this file with your name_name of assignment_layers
-Flatten your image and name it your name_name of assignment_flat
-Save it as a jpeg to your folder
-go to google classroom and turn in the flattened file