Week 15 – Research: Bridge #4, Final Presentation & Exhibition (Friday, 12-14)

The invite is posted on Parsons Noteshttps://parsons.edu/undergrad/first-year-student-exhibition-context-and-interpretation-hazards-disasters-and-vulnerabilities/
social media: https://instagram.com/p/BrN7kk7FhUN/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/223620478550089/

THE OPENING WILL BE ON FRIDAY, 12/14/18, FROM 12-2:40, during our class timeThe gallery will stay open until 6:00 pm. You will have to tell faculty, students, friends, and family to stop by.
LOCATION: Space 776,  229 Central Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
TRAINS: Take the M train to Central or the L train to Dekalb (further walk)
Refreshments will be served. It will be a fun event!!
The show will remain up until Friday, 12/21/18

Homework Assignments:
Finish your final project, wall label, Learning Portfolio post, and sketchbook assignments. 

TO DO:
DUE THURSDAY NIGHT, December 13, by 10:00 pm for review
1. You will have to complete your FINAL PROJECT Learning Portfolio Post by Thursday. Remember the Learning Portfolio post will be projected/shown as a part of your final project presentation on Friday. This is an essential part of your grade. The questions are listed under the assignment name on the bottom of the Learning Portfolio blog page. Please answer them along with posting as many of the steps of your process as possible. You will have to also submit the link to your LP on Canvas when you complete the post.

Due Friday, December 14
2. The final project
Note: In addition to your final presentation, your grade will revolve around the submission of your references in detail (on your typed proposal,) the digital version of your wall label (not just the hard copy,) and images of your making process. All will have to be updated and uploaded into your Final Project Drive folder. Please include old and new versions of the documents so that I can review your progress.

3. 10 REFLECTION AND MOVING AHEAD SKETCHBOOK images
Reminder: 
Reflect on and record your journey through the semester and your dreams and desires for moving ahead. Suggestion: Consider your experiences during your first semester at Parsons then imagine what you see in your future. (In the end, you will have 50 images in total from the semester) You can work in any medium. The images do not have to be drawings.
You will have to show me the sketchbooks one on one after your final project presentations.

TO BRING for presentation:
1Your final project
2. Sketchbook 

I will print out and mount the labels on foam core

CLASS TRIP
We will have to meet promptly at 9:00am in the downstairs lobby of 2 W. 13th. We will travel together to Space 776 to be sure to start the presentations on time. 

As always, please email me with any questions.

I can’t wait to hear your Seminar presentations on Monday and see your Studio presentations on Friday!

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-Before coming to class, please print out a copy of your Wall Label.

-Also, please complete the course evaluations for all of your classes.

-If you are creating a book or zine for your final, please be sure to print 3 copies for the class to review. You will review the printouts in groups to give better feedback during the mini-crit.
Can’t wait to see your projects!

*Please review the homework post below
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Week 14 – Research: Bridge #4, continued (Friday, 12-7)

Feedback:
Professor Lanteri and I discussed how impressed we were with your questions and exchange with Denise and topics for your final projects. Denise reported how pleased she was to speak with you and view your successful projects.

Homework Assignments:
Move forward on the making of your project, review the slide lecture, complete a draft of your extended wall label, work on your sketchbook assignment. 

TO DO:
1. Continue working towards the completion of your project. It should show us how the work will appear upon completion. It does not have to be beyond 2/3 of the way done. It DOES have to show us most of the completion of the project.
2. Review the SLIDE LECTURE on “Writing Effective Art Exhibit Wall Labels” 
which shows examples, topics, do’s and don’ts, and facts about why visitors read wall text. Find it here on the top portion of the Class Lectures Page.
3. Create a typed Extended Wall Label (100 words or less in the body of the text) using this wall label_template document.
  The word count is shown in the bottom left corner of the MS Word document. (PRINT OUT THE LABEL FOR REVIEW)
You will find an examples of Extended Labels on the “Different Types of Interpretive Text” slide within the slide lecture.
4Update and add any written or making reference or digital document completed in the last week to the Drive folder I shared with you earlier in the semester and labeled with your first name. I will access the latest written version of your proposal and wall label to share with Professor Lanteri.
5. Between now and the last class Create 10-15 REFLECTION AND MOVING AHEAD SKETCHBOOK images  Reflect on and record your journey through the semester and your dreams and desires for moving ahead. Suggestion: Take experiences from home to NYC/Parsons to the projection of the future. (in the end, you will have 50 images in total from the semester) You can work in any medium. The images do not have to be drawn.

TO BRING for presentation:
1Sketchbook (Some not all of the 10-15 “Reflections and Moving Ahead” images and notes made any way you choose)
2. Your final project

You only need to bring your laptop if it is part of your presentation.

CLASS TRIP
For the mini-crit and “lay of the land” practice set up, we will take a trip to Space 776 for emerging artistsLocated in Bushwick area of Brooklyn, NY. You will need to carry your final project with you.

During ClassStage your work for the mini-crit in curated areas of the space. It is a raw space. Right now, the visual art should communicate on its own.

If you have questions, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing the progress on your project!

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Denise Roberts will be coming to our class to speak with you tomorrow and address the questions you posed in your talking notes for Seminar. Glad she can make it!

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There will be three student workshops offered this week. These are some of the last ones for the semester. If anyone wants to experience a fun project and techniques not taught in any of your classes or receive extra credit in our course, please attend.
First Year Workshops: Hand Coiling and Weaving 11/27, Japanese Bookbinding 11/27, & Pastel Drawing 11/29. For detailed information on location, time, content, please check here.
**Please review the homework post below.

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Week 13 – Research: Bridge #4, continued (Friday, 11/30)

This is a long post. Please read it all.

HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND VULNERABILITIES
Use Denise Robert’s article, class lectures, terminology, examples of case studies, on the Class Lectures page, visit to the Museum of the City of New York, the Earth Manual Project – This Could Save Your Life Parson’s exhibition, your research, experience, reference as inspiration for content in your final project. The project should include a focus on hazards, risks, disasters and/or resilience. Take the natural, environmental, and/or anthropogenic categories as the standpoints.  Use your passions to drive you.
When going through the making stages, please think about the portability, scale, materials, visibility on gallery white walls, positioning on 20″ stands or floor along with the written description of the project.

I shared your submitted project proposals with Professor Lanteri
 so that she could become familiar with your concepts, process, materials, methods, and research for the final Studio project.

You met a photographer by the name of Matt Whitman on Friday, who asked to take photos of you as you went through the Parsons gallery exhibition because he is documenting the week by week process of your final project. He will return each day of the last three classes to photograph our discussion with the writer of the article you read, your work in progress, visit and mini-crit in the gallery for your exhibition, final critique with guest critics in the gallery, installation, and show  in the gallery (with your permission.) The documentation, your final projects, gallery exhibition, and a write-up will appear on the FY Parsons Notes blog for FY for students, faculty, parents and other viewers to see. The interview of the writer and myself will include an excerpt from the back cover of the book, my illustrations for the book. The Parsons Notes article will feature your final projects. If you have not seen Parsons Notes, it is linked here for your review. Matt Whitman, a Professor for the Time class, is the creator and one of the developers of Parsons Notes.

HOMEWORK:
Please complete 1/3 of your final project before coming to class on 11/30. Review the project process and what to bring to class.

TO DO:
1. Take one or more of the seven visuals you created in your sketchbook and complete them in a more finalized state.
2. Work in the size, materials, and methods of your choosing. Follow the proposal that you submitted for my records and the one-on-one discussion we had in class. 
3. Work on 1/3 of the drawing, photographs, 3d, mixed media, digital, etc. before bringing in the project in progress to work on during the next class.
4. Gather and apply your research to your project.
 
At the point at which you have created 1/3 of the project, you can leave the rest to work on in class. No matter what, you needn’t go too far with the project. Leave 2/3 for later. 

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook
2. Making materials that you will be working in during class

3. Laptop 
You will want to be well into the making process, not the beginning stages. 
Please have everything you need to make the most of the class time.

(If you need my help, clarity, feedback or assistance with getting your materials/supplies for your project, don’t hesitate to contact me.) 

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PROPOSAL TEMPLATE (11/16)
Note: As I stated in the homework post below under #4, I would like you each to submit a formal written proposal for the Bridge #4: Research project.
Here is a template with an example of a story I created.
A blank template is linked hereUse one form per person. Please fill out all categories on the form as completely as possible so that you are planning your concepts, process, materials, methods, and research skills into the assignment in a guided way.
More reference, images, links, examples, and definitions have been added to class lectures for your review.
***(Please thoroughly review the post below for further homework due.)

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Week 12 – Research: Bridge #4 (due 11/15 and 11/16)

Please read and follow all instructions below

HAZARDS, DISASTERS, AND VULNERABILITIES

Assignment
In the fourth bridge project, students will work individually. This assignment will focus on producing research for the chosen topic within the given categories, prototyping and making. The inspirational reading will be Caribbean Vulnerabilities: Case Studies on Hazards, Risks, Disasters, and Building Resilience, Preface. 
The outcome can be based on your experiences through memories, interviews, research and interpretations of environmental or human disasters, hazards, risks and/or resilience. Choose your materials and methods from skills and techniques developed in any of your studio courses. The format can be in the form of a 3d object, poster, video, etc. Students will create vinyl lettering for the gallery window, a wall label and a gallery exhibition of the final projects. DUE December 14.

HOMEWORK:
TO DO:
Due Thursday night, November 15 by 10:00 pm for review
1. Finalize your MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES Learning Portfolio Post for Seminar and Studio. This is the last step of your project and an essential part of your grade. The questions for Studio and Seminar are listed under the assignment name on the bottom of the Learning Portfolio blog page. Please answer them along with posting as many of the steps of your process as possible. Submit the link to the LP on Canvas when you complete the post.
2. As stated in class, I have invited Denise Roberts to be your guest on Friday. You will need to read her book introduction and complete the Seminar Talking Notes which will be assigned on Monday in class. This will give me enough time to select the questions which stand out for class discussions, and you will also have the chance to ask Denise questions directly, so please come prepared.


Due Friday, November 16
3. Brainstorm and create seven preliminary visuals. They can be sketches, digital, photos, inspiration boards, etc. Examples and definitions of the terminology (which lists several possible focuses for your project) are here on top of the Class Lectures Page.
4. Create a typed Proposal using this final-project_template-proposal document
5. Answer your reflection questions from the Museum of the City of New York trip
The questions are in the post below  (linked here)

TO BRING:
1.Sketchbook and making materials
2. 
Anything you will use as references 

TO REVIEW:
The link to the assignment related articles, terminology, and introduction shown during our last class can be found in Class Lectures.

(Please email me whenever you need)

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Guidelines for Your Presentation

The RULES

  1. Practice your presentation with your group ahead of time. Each student in the group should take part
  2. Keep it simple
  3. Stand up straight, look at your audience, project your voice. This is your Broadway debut!
  4. “Words belong in memos, [presentations are] for ideas” (Seth Godin)
  5. A picture is worth a thousand words
  6. BE THEATRICAL
  7. Don’t repeat yourself
  8. If all else is lost, make your first sentence memorable.
  9. Lead with “Hello”
  10. Always start with “why” in your introduction
  11. You have 15 minutes maximum
    -Alaiyo and Laura

**It is important to review the homework post below.

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Week 11 – Multiple Perspectives: Bridge #3 – FINAL PRESENTATION (due 11/9) Important to attend

Please read the post all the way through and follow the instructions below

THE URBAN EXPERIENCE (finalized)

Feedback:
Thank you for handing off your prototypes for my review. I have sent comments for each group via email. 
So far the hard work you put into each project is paying off quite well. I am sure the finals will be a great success!

TO DO:
1. Finalize, print, laser cut and bind the book project before
 coming to classThere will not be time for assembling during class.
2. Complete, scan, and save to your computer the sketches, drawings, paintings, photos, and digital images you used to create your project and place them in your GROUP drive folders. Please call your group folder The Urban Experience Book Project and send me a link by Thursday at 10:00pm for review.
name of media_urban book_Name of one person_is_f19.indd
Include scanned paintings, drawings, photos or other from each member of the group.
name of media_urban book_your name_is_f19.jpg
Include the latest version of your group observational written story or stories.
Please format and give the pdf. written version a title
title_urban book writing_Name of one person_is_f19.pdf
3. Create 7 COLOR DREAM SKETCHBOOK images  You can start a dream theme or continue with an idea related to dreams that you have started and will carry you through the semester. We will have a class exercise based on this series of your color images. You can work in any color medium you asked me about in class. The images do not have to be drawn. Some students proposed collage, mood boards, paint, found objects, color pencil. 

TO BRING for PRESENTATION:
1.Your computer with digital documents, handmade art (original art before they were scanned), photos, and images you may have used as the reference. You can show changed versions of the images for the book that we may not have seen to show the process.
2. Your sketchbook with drawings and writing for the project.
 You can copy them out of your sketchbook (make sure they are scanned and not dark, grey photos) if you want to present them on the stand.

3. A book for each of the students in your group and one for the Professor.

During ClassStage your work for the presentation carefully on the model stand in the center of the roomThe visual art should communicate on its own with the verbal aspect acting as a support. The more you show, the better it will deliver. Divide the oral presentation between all of the project makers in the group. Your presentation will be 15 minutes in length followed by 3 minutes for questions and comments.

PROJECT CRITnot to miss or you will fail your portion of the project

If you have questions about this process, please let me know. If I have not made something clear, feel free to let me know. 

I look forward to the presentations!

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Today’s class trip:

Museum of the City of New York

Location:1220 Fifth Ave. between 103-104th Streets (first and second floors)
Trains: take the 6 trains to 103rd (see the link to the website on the right for open hours). Free for students who are 19 and under.

Exhibitions to see:

(1st floor)
“New York at Its Core” –
3 galleries Port City: 1609-1898, World City: 1898-2012, Future City Lab
(2nd floor)
“Interior Lives”
(3rd floor)
“Germ City” We will meet in the in the Reading Room next to the Germ City Exhibition to the left at a designated time.
Location: 1220 Fifth Ave. between 103-104th Streets (first and second floors)   Trains: take the 6 trains to 103rd (see the link to the website on the right for open hours). Free for students who are 19 and under.

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT: To give focus, please note the following in your sketchbook. 

  • What did you learn about the rise and falls of NYC? (site a few specific events)
  • What are some examples of cause and effect? (example: the growth of the city and its strain on the economy, race relations, infrastructure, and natural resources.)
  • Site examples from “New York at Its Core” and “Germ City” which fit into the categories of human-induced (such as oppression) and environmental hazards/disasters (such as a flood), recovery and resilience.

For further research, please review: ACTIVIST NY ONLINE shortly http://activistnewyork.mcny.org/ – Gives an overview of all exhibitions that have taken place in the gallery which explores economic rights, environmental advocacy, gender equality, immigration, political and civil rights, religious freedom. 

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Week 10 – Bridge #3, continued (due 11/2)

 

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Homework Assignments:
Print and put together two prototypes of your book for the MINI- CRITIQUE which will begin at the start of class. The book mockup will be handed around to the students for examination and suggestions. You will not make a verbal presentation of the story or content for the mini-crit. 

Booklet-Setup_Web_Page_1
Here is the setup document supplied by the Design Lab. (click on the image)
The bleed ranges from 0.25 – 0.50 inches.
NOTE: Please check in with the Design Lab regarding how much time it will take to print out your books once the document is submitted to them.
It depends on the complexities, document, paper, process etc. 

TO DO:
1. Print out all pages and put a version of the book together before you come to class.  Please make two copies, you will give the two other groups their own version to examine. The printed page by page prototype should show us how the book will appear upon completion. It does not have to include the final binding technique or the final cover materials. It DOES have to show the cover design, colors, etc. in another format. For instance, if you are making a plexiglass cover and it is not ready, show us a heavyweight paper version. For the signature(s) or inside pages you can present a stapled version if you can not complete the hand binding.

2. Update and add any written or making reference completed in the last week to your project’s Drive folder you shared with me. I will access the latest written version of your story to share with Professor Lanteri.

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook (dream drawings from last week)
2. Your two book prototypes

No need to bring your laptop. All pages for your prototype should be printed out ahead of time. Also, you won’t have to carry your laptop with you on our trip.

CLASS TRIP
After the mini-crit, we will take a trip to the Museum of the City of New York. Please bring your sketchbook. Here is a link to view the current exhibitions.  http://www.mcny.org/exhibitions

If you have questions, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing your first draft of the book in print.

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Feedback after the 1/3 point into the project:
PROJECT FOCUSES AND CHALLENGES – multiple perspectives, The Urban Experience, observations and interpretations through the eye of the beholder, bringing collective voices, concepts, and materials and methods together to form a fluid story and series of images that work as a group in a book format.

Note: You are doing a great job capturing and creating images, making overlaps with your visual styles, and developing an overall concept!

Suggestion: When developing the observations that make up your visual story, think about your “multiple perspectives” as individuals in the group as well as the collective. How do you see the same setting and narrative in different ways? Is your story and series of images giving the “reader” your different points of view? Is your chosen NYC location understood?
For example, you were shown a diner scene from the movie Pulp Fiction in your Seminar course to help you prepare for your Through the Eyes of a Stranger assignment. When you watch more of the movie, you are returned to the same setting but see different takes on the diner interactions through the eyes of multiple characters.
In Pulp Fiction Tarantino is taking us through the lives of two mob hit-men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits. He shows us how they intertwine in four tales of brutality and absolution.
This movie is a perfect example of different takes on the same story through different lenses and how they all come together.

Let me know if you want to create separate mini-zines that make up a series in your group. Someone presented this as a question.

More clarity and feedback will be given in class.
**(Please read the post below)

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Week 9 – Bridge #3, continued (due 10/26)

Skate Zines

Skate zines from Thrasher Magazine

Here is the link to your Composite Portraits for Professor Lanteri to review
THE URBAN EXPERIENCE

Your book or “zine” is an independently created publication. Self-publishing is the quickest method from idea to print. It also gives you the most control over content and appearance. Your content does not have to be digital. It can be made with collage, photography, photo transfer, drawing, painting, cutouts, etc. Reminder: the writing, if any, needs to be minimal. You will see your work in print, create a publication you always wished existed and share it with others. Through working together as a group, you will teach yourself something new.
Some zine examplesi-D Zines,  The 10 most wild and wonderful zines of 201610 brilliant indie zines

HOMEWORK:
TO DO:
1. Make orientation and/or working appointments for the Laser Lab and Design Lab ahead of time.
2. Work with your group to create a good portion of the pages, front and back covers and InDesign layout aspects of your composite portrait. It should be 1/3 -1/2 complete. The goal is to have 2/3 of the overall project completed by the end of our next session.
3. Complete 5-7 drawings, collages, paintings, or photos in your Dream Sketchbook. Choose your own dream related content and way of working.

Layout
While creating your publication, if you are planning on making it out of folded pages or saddle stitch, you need to think in four-page segments. 4, 8, 16, etc.

You can use your one-minute book or mini zine you created in class to layout your pages. This blank paper mock-up is your thumbnail book. It will help you keep in mind the cover, back cover and inside multi-page format.
SIZE-the format shown in the Design Lab was for demonstration purposes and is too small for our project.
To set up your InDesign Document for a book when folded in half measures 8 1/2 x 11″ Use the following settings. In this case, your page before folded in half would measure 17″ wide by 11″ tall.
When creating your document, go to the Print window, choose Letter, use the naming conventions Urban Exp_your book title_is_f19.inddchange the units to inches to see the size, be sure to check facing pages, and create a 1/2 inch bleed.
letter

An example of another preset template option in the print window is the Legal-Half. As you can see it would give you 7 x 8 1/2″ which is quite a bit smaller. The paper before folded in half would measure 14″ wide by 8 1/2″ tall.
half-legal

You can also set up your own width and height by typing it in yourself.

As you work
Make sure everything you worked on is backed up in more than one location. An excellent place to store your work is in your folder on Google Drive. You can save and share at the same time.

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook (dream drawings)
2. Making materials such as painting, drawing, photos, collage, fabric or other materials you will use for the book.
3. Laptop

TO REVIEW:
The top of the Class Lectures page.

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OBSERVATION TEMPLATE (10/19)
Note: As I stated on Monday in your Seminar course, I would like you to further “sketch out” a multi-part, visual story with your group for the Studio course. I handed you a template with an example of a story I created. A blank template is linked here. Use one form per group. Fill out all categories on the form as a group so that you are integrating your observational skills into the assignment in a guided way. This can be added to the sketches, photos, going to your location, and filling out the list of your roles on the other form handed to each group on Friday.
***(Please thoroughly review the homework post below.)

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Week 8 – Multiple Perspectives: Bridge #3 (due 10/19)

pieter-bruegel-the-elder.jpg

painted by Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Please read and follow all instructions below

THE URBAN EXPERIENCE
Assignment
Location choices (pick one):
Grand Central, Time Square, Union Square, High Line, Canal Street, Coney Island, Central Park

Students go as a group to their one chosen NY location and create a book together forming different perspectives on the site, people and objects. Observe strangers, various parts of the area, and objects to write an eight-page (4 spreads) “story” about what you remember. The story will depend mainly on images. You can research the location as well. It can be a fiction story or based on facts. You should observe sights,  smells, sounds, etc. (for example someone in your group could visit an eatery.)  

Think about the overall purpose of your book. Is it therapeutic, entertaining, narrative, informative, imaginative, decorative? How can you create a fictitious story? Fun and entertaining? Spooky?
The final size of the book will be 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The due date is 11/9, week 11

You will be combining your exercise from class on Monday in Seminar with your book assignment as an influence.

Homework:
1. Visit your chosen NY location, 2. Begin the Urban Experience planning,  3.  create your series of Dream Sketches, 4. Post to your LP (details below)

         TO DO:

  1. VISIT YOUR LOCATION and establish your roles in your group. Who will be the team leader? Each group had one form given to them with your names listed. Study the steps listed on the top of the sheet. Each student in the group should create seven drawings, photos, collages or a mood board to document your perspective. Brainstorm and be ready to present your ideas at the start of class. 
  2.  Create 7 DREAM SKETCHBOOK drawings of (suggestion) daydreams you have during the week. You can also choose another theme or continue with an idea that you have started and will carry you through the semester. 
  3. Finalize your COMPOSITE PORTRAIT Learning Portfolio Post started in the class by Thursday 10/18 at 10 pm, the night before class. This is the last step of your project and an essential part of your grade. The questions are listed under the assignment name on the bottom of the Learning Portfolio blog page. Please answer them along with posting as much of the steps of your process as possible. Submit the link to the LP on Canvas this time. That way I will know when it was completed.

    TO BRING:
    1. Sketchbook (Images and notes made from your location trip and dream drawings)
    2. Making materials such as painting, drawing, photos, collage, fabric or other materials you will use for the book.
    3. Laptop

    TO REVIEW:
    The benefits of working in a team and successful aspects of a team on the top of the Class Lectures page.

I am here for you if you need help. See you on Monday!

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Please view the student workshops for the week! Further down on the Workshops/Tutoring page you will see where you can obtain tutoring for digital, writing, and presentation tutoring.
Please review the homework post below

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Week 7 – Peer to Peer: Bridge #2-FINAL CRITIQUE of COMPOSITE PORTRAIT: THE PAIRING OF WORDS AND IMAGES (due 10/12)

Pablo Picasso_Kvinnan, 1941

Feedback:
Professor Lanteri and I discussed how impressed we were with your questions and exchange with Bianca. Bianca reported how pleased she was to speak with you and view your successful projects. Bianca’s email address is bianca@vivionco.com if you would like to keep in touch with her.

Homework Assignments:
Finish, submit and bring all parts of the project for the FINAL CRITIQUE which will begin at the start of class. 

TO DO:
1. Finalize and print the composite portrait project before coming to class. There will not be time assigned for working during class.

2. Complete, scan, and save to your computer the drawings, photos, and digital images you used to create your project and place them in your individual composite portrait drive folders located inside the folder I sent to you previously.
composite_your name_is_f19.psd
Included scanned paintings, drawings, photos or other
name of media_composite_your name_is_f19.jpg
Video should contain the same naming conventions followed by the computer program extension.

TO REVIEW:
1. Previous posts for this project
2. The Class Lectures page’s overview of the Composite Portrait: The Pairing of Words and Images Skills and Learning Outcomes. There you will see the assignment breakdown of concepts, materials, methods, and process to help you prepare content for your final presentation.

TO BRING for PRESENTATION:
1.Your computer with digital documents, handmade art, photos, and images you may have used for reference.
2. Your sketchbook with drawings and writing for the project.
 You can copy them out of your sketchbook (make sure they are scanned and not dark, grey photos) if you want to present them on the wall.

3. A large size print out of the composite portrait project made in Photoshop.
The larger the scale,
the easier it is to see at a distance. It will have more impact as well.

During ClassStage your work for the presentation carefully. The visual art should communicate on its own with the verbal aspect acting as a support. The more you show, the better it will deliver. Divide the oral presentation between the two makers of the project. Your presentations will be 5 minutes in length followed by 3 minutes for questions and comments.

PROJECT CRIT-not to miss or you will fail your portion of the project

If you have questions about this process, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing the finals!

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ReAPPEARANCE: AN INTEGRATIVE STUDIO DISCUSSION (10/5)
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NOTE: As Professor Lanteri stated, I have invited Bianca Vivion Brooks to be your guest this Friday. You will need to read her article “Representation is More Than Skin Color” and complete the Seminar Talking Notes by 10:00pm, Thursday night. This will give me enough time to select the questions which stand out for class discussions, and you will also have the chance to ask Bianca questions directly, so please come prepared. She looks forward to seeing the progress you have made on your Composite Portraits in class after the discussion. I will share your finished projects with her after the crit on the following week.
***(Please thoroughly review the homework post below.)

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Week 6 – Peer to Peer: Bridge #2, continued (due 10/5)

 

COMPOSITE PORTRAIT: THE PAIRING OF WORDS AND IMAGES
Use the Proust Questionnaire, Seminar interview, Bianca Vivion’s article, other class readings, videos, exercises, and the Metropolitan Museum exhibition, as reference and inspiration for content in your Composite Portrait project. Consider gender, culture, class, and race as shaping forces for identity but also the question of representation and its own impact on identity.
Think about the use of text or voiceover. A portion of the project should also incorporate Photoshop manipulation.
The final size and format are of your choosing.

HOMEWORK:
TO DO:

1. Work with your partner to create a good portion of the making and digital aspects of your composite portrait. It should be 1/3 -1/2 complete. The goal is to have 2/3 of the overall project completed by the end of our next session.
2. Complete 5-7 drawings, collages, paintings, or photos in your Dream Sketchbook. What time of day contributes to a better memory of your dreams? Record the information from each day of your week through image and text.
3. Make the final changes on your Memoir Mapping project by this week

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook
2. Making materials that you will be working in during class

3. Laptop with Photoshop CC installed
You will want to be well into the making process, not the beginning stages. Anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of the project should be completed before class. Another 1/3 during class.

Have everything you need to make the most of the class time. Remember, the more you complete in class, the less you have to do for homework.

TO REVIEW:
Photoshop techniques you learned in class:
Different selection tools (magnetic lasso, magic wand, quick select,) layer masks, using the brush tool to make corrections on the layer mask, scale by transforming, gradients, transparencies, adjustment layers, blends, layer styles, moving a layer with the layer mask into a different document.
The handout I gave to you in class for review.
SAVE YOUR PSD FILE OFTEN

The final project is due the following week.

(If you need my help or feedback don’t hesitate to contact me.)

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