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Advanced Graphic Imagery

Advanced Graphic Imagery

Building on skills learned in Computer Graphics, students will bring their traditional and digital knowledge to an advanced level and will continue to refine their skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as examine the foundations of Computer Generated Imagery CGI along with animation and gaming through programs such as Auto CAD, Maya and online, open source programming software. Students who are interested in a graphic related major should take this course. Each student will leave the course with a digital portfolio.

Knots

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Knots

Knowing how to tie knots can be very helpful by itself, whether your fishing, camping, or tying off a boat, there are many knots that come in handy for various reasons. For our purposes we’ll use rope and knots to learn about art elements of line, shape, and space, discover how to overlap to create depth in a drawing, and become familiar with the various principles of negative space. Negative space refers to the space, or air, penetrating and surrounding an object, as opposed to the positive space which is the material form itself. A...

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Stuart Davis – Perspective City

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Stuart Davis – Perspective City

Perspective is a technique used by artists and designers to show three dimensional objects on a flat surface. It was first developed during the Renaissance by artists and architects to depict buildings in a more realistic way. It is based on the understanding that as objects go back into space they appear to get smaller, this is called foreshortening. To decide how much smaller the objects need to be, perspective uses lines that come together to a vanishing point, called converging lines. One point perspective is used to show the interior of...

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Andy Warhol

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol was born to a working class family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the summer of 1928. His father was a construction worker and a coal miner. At the early age of 6 he was stricken with a neurological disorder which often left him confined to his bed. During this time Andy found comfort in comic books and celebrity magazines, images and themes that he would use later in his career as a painter. After graduating with an art degree from the Carnegie Melon Institute in 1949 Andy moved to NYC to begin a career as a commercial artist....

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Collage de Moda

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Collage de Moda

Los tableros del humor o los tableros de la inspiración son una manera para que el diseñador establezca un tema para su línea de modas, definiendo elementos del color, de la armonía del color, de la textura, y del patrón. Los diseñadores pueden inspirarse en una temporada, una cultura, un lugar o una variedad de cosas de su investigación. Estudie las muestras de la Junta de Humor a continuación y visite las páginas que están vinculadas también. Identificar el tema general del trabajo observando elementos de color, patrón, textura y armonía...

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Georgia O’Keeffe

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe was born and raised on a farm in Wisconsin in 1887. She longed to be an artist from an early age and her talents were well recognized by her classmates. After high school she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and a year later she went on to study at the Art Students League of New York. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to Texas to become an art teacher. In 1922, at the age of 35, she met a photographer and gallery owner named Joseph Steiglitz who admired her large flower drawings. The two...

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Collage

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Studio | 0 comments

Collage

Romare Bearden (1912-1988) was born in Charlotte, NC and moved to Harlem, NY when he was 3 years old. He studied art at the Art Students League in NYC. His art career started as political cartoonist for the Baltimore Afro-American. Bearden painted abstract pictures for a time but found more success when he began to combine his paintings with different collage techniques. He gained  recognition after a major art exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1967 organized a major exhibit of 55 African American Artists. Romare Bearden, The...

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Fashion Mood Boards

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Fashion Mood Boards

Mood boards or Inspiration boards are a way for the designer to establish a theme for their line of fashions, defining elements of color, color harmony, texture, and pattern. Designers can be inspired by a season, a culture, a place, or a a variety of things from their research. Study the Mood Board samples below and visit the pages they are linked too. Identify the overall theme of the work noticing elements of color, pattern, texture, and color harmony. Traducción Española   Mood Board Using Photoshop, create a mood board that you will...

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Oscar De La Renta

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta is a celebrated fashion designer who’s known for his luxuriously styled designs that suited socialites, Hollywood celebrities, international elites as well as US first ladies including Jackie Kennedy, Betty Ford, Nancy Reagan, Laura and Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Michelle Obama. Oscar was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 1932 and traveled to Spain to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid when he was 18 years old. He dreamed of becoming an abstract painter but fashion design quickly became his...

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Architectural Planning – Perspective

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Architectural Planning – Perspective

Architectural plans are what architects use to enable builders to construct their designs. An architect needs to design the floor-plan of the space as well as render the 3 dimensional perspective drawings so that the client can visualize their design. Frank Lloyd Wright was a modern architect who developed an organic and distinctly American style. He designed numerous iconic buildings. Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his...

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Frida Kahlo

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Frida Kahlo

Few stories in art history are more tragic than Frida Kahlo’s, as a child she was disabled by polio, in 1925 when Frida was eighteen she was seriously injured in a bus crash which left her in severe pain for most of her life. A promising medical student before the crash, Frida painted from her bed during her slow and arduous recovery was forced to undergo painful and multiple surgeries. She painted numerous portraits integrating symbolism to express her personal suffering and physical pain. She was inspired by Mexican folk culture and...

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