Fall 2003
Fully Enrolled

ARTS 651
Digital Imaging, Painting, and Collage


09/08/2003 - 12/13/2003
Saturday 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Science Tower 72

Photoshop, a pixel-based photo editing and painting program, is taking its place alongside more traditional studio media. Photoshop images are both discernable and inconspicuous, an ambiguity that mirrors its unique and ubiquitous role in our current visual world. In this studio course, students will be introduced to the processes of scanning, digital image editing, and printing, along with other skills essential to working digitally. The formal and technical distinctions between images produced for screen and printer output will also be examined and practiced.

Photoshop's range of abilities to edit, refine, and mimic other media is remarkable. The digitally produced and modified images we make will be viewed in the context of other traditional disciplines, such as painting and photography, and in the context of digital art. The conventions and inventions that govern this pixel-based medium will be part of the focus of this course. The main goal, however, is the same as any other studio course: to promote visual experimentation, expression, and communication.

Students will produce a digital portfolio of the term's work and a final project series of prints. Projects will highlight some of the technical processes available and encourage creative problem solving with them. No prior Photoshop experience is necessary, but some experience working with a computer is helpful. Enrollment in this course is limited to 10.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 13

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