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During this course, we’ll be making exploratory images to expand your visual vocabulary. We'll create pieces that are expressive, meditative, or 'design-y' to instigate, evoke, experiment, record, explain, or to try out a media. The first two weeks are experimental and exploratory; we won’t be concerned with meaning or communication (although, to be honest, every image does exist in a context, and therefore communicates—or can convey—meaning, connotation, associations, and expressiveness). In the second two weeks, we’ll invite the images to deliberately and intentionally carry meaning and communication through relational moves like juxtaposition, composition, and context. Everyone has a natural, intuitive way of putting things together. We’ll look at developing and expanding the range of approaches for putting things together, composing page spreads with your images. Since nothing exists without context, we look at how to intentionally drive the image’s connotations, meanings and associations generated through elements of composition and “visual contrasts.” through style, juxtaposition, closure and figures of speech. Ultimately, we will take the images that you create and make a book from them....
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Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week

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English

Sous-titres : English

Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Compose spreads for your own book
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    Create ranges of representation using images
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    Design a book with your own images
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    Make informed design choices using image-based research

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Beginner Level

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Recommandé : 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week

Approx. 11 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

1

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 1: Image-based Research

Welcome! This we will introduce image-based research and investigate these images in a design context using a range of techniques. You will then choose a subject of your own to research that will become the basis for your experiments and designs in the coming weeks. ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 7 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Practice1 min
What Images Do3 min
Reading7 lectures
About this Course8 min
About the Assignments5 min
Course Tools5 min
Additional Resources5 min
How to Critique10 min
Visual Research10 min
Forms of Presentation10 min

2

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

Week 2: Making Images

This week is a making session! You will take the subject you selected last week and think about it in different ways. From simple to complex, hand to digital, realistic to abstract and everything in between, we'll explore and experiment freely. We'll also consider different modes of representation, and try a hand at creating our own ranges of representation with images. ...
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 8 min), 3 lectures, 2 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Denotation & Connotation2 min
Range of Representation2 min
Reading3 lectures
More Making Methods5 min
Sparks: Even More Making Methods5 min
Tangible, Sensory & Expressive Quality of Materials and Line5 min

3

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Week 3: Composition is Relational

In this third week, we will define and investigate core principles of composition, and begin to compose simple spreads for your book. ...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 19 min), 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
About Hierarchy1 min
Scale2 min
Space4 min
Figure/Ground2 min
Narrative2 min
Simple Composition: Creating Page Spreads4 min

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3 heures pour terminer

Week 4: Designing a Book with Your Images

In this final week, we will pull together your work from the previous weeks to make spreads using 10-20 of your favorite images from your assignments and compile them into a self-bound booklet....
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 12 min), 9 lectures, 1 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Complex Composition: Putting your book together3 min
Two simple bookbinding techniques7 min
Reading9 lectures
Introduction3 min
Make thumbnail sketches5 min
Make copies in multiple sizes5 min
Creating spreads8 min
Make printer's spreads8 min
Assembling your spreads5 min
Introduction3 min
Setting up your document5 min
Exporting spreads & printing your book8 min
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par LCOct 9th 2017

I'm so happy i did this course. Gail, you're amazing and you made my imagination go wild with just your words. I can see you love your craft and that's very inspiring. Enjoyed this course all the way!

par RJAug 19th 2018

This is more challenging that it seems. It forces you to think creatively and critically with a seemingly simple subject. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to work with their hands a bit

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Gail Swanlund

Faculty in Graphic Design
School of Art

À propos de California Institute of the Arts

CalArts has earned an international reputation as the leading college of the visual and performing arts in the United States. Offering rigorous undergraduate and graduate degree programs through six schools—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—CalArts has championed creative excellence, critical reflection, and the development of new forms and expressions. ...

À propos de la Spécialisation Graphic Design

Graphic design is all around us, in a myriad of forms, both on screen and in print, yet it is always made up of images and words to create a communication goal. This four-course sequence exposes students to the fundamental skills required to make sophisticated graphic design: process, historical context, and communication through image-making and typography. The sequence is completed by a capstone project that applies the skills of each course and peer feedback in a finished branding project suitable for a professional portfolio. The goal of this specialization is to equip learners with a set of transferable formal and conceptual tools for “making and communicating” in the field of graphic design. This core skill set will equip learners for formal studies in graphic design, and a starting point for further work in interface design, motion graphics, and editorial design....
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Foire Aux Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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