ClassInfo

ANI 154 Digital Painting Workshop

Office: CDM 502
Fall 2017-2018
Class number: 16825
Section number: 401
W 3:10PM - 4:40PM
CDM 00722 Loop Campus

Summary

ANI 154 401 - Digital Painting Workshop
Instructor: Lisa Barcy
Office ? rm. 502 CDM building 312-362-5982
lbarcy@cdm.depaul.edu (best way to reach me)

Course Description:
This course will investigate the image making possibilities of TVPaint and Photoshop in the creation of digital paintings and animations. The principles and practice of traditional painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor) will be applied to a digital image making practice; including the use of custom made brushes, filters, opacity, layer modes and texturing tools to create realistic and abstract imagery.


Learning Goals:
? introduce students to digital paintbrushes in TvPaint and Photoshop (including custom made brushes)
? analyze traditional paintings and find strategies to mimic a painterly look (including light, tone and texture)
? apply digital painting strategies in the creation of animated movement (blurs, moving holds, metamorphosis)
? use filters and layer modes to create painterly textures and lighting effects

Things you will need to bring to class ? your sketchbook and a portable drive. Your works-in-progress, any reference images you want to use and any non-digital art materials if you want to experiment with hybrid images.

Online sources and tutorials: I will post these in the content section of D2L, but feel free to recommend your own favorites if you come across them.

Shared learning: A major part of this class involves experimenting with techniques to achieve a desired look. While there are many means to an end, you will be asked to mess around, make mistakes and surprise yourself. See what works and what doesn?t ? then share your discoveries with the rest of the class. With that in mind ? document your process!

Grading Breakdown:
10 Backgrounds (interiors, landscapes, etc.) ? 7.5 points each
4 Characters ? 5 points each
Participation ? Includes documentation of process, discussing experimentation and providing thoughtful in-class critique ? 5 points








Course Schedule ? subject to change, check D2L class home page for updates!

Week 1 ? Intro to the class and each other. How to use your sketchbook for this class and what to bring in every week. Color and layer blending modes, transform options, color correction in Photoshop.

What you are expected to make this quarter:
-10 sketches for backgrounds (organic, geometric, non-rectilinear)
- Create 4 characters (minimum) for the quarter for use in painting and animation experiments

This week?s assignment: Landscape Redux (this counts as 1 of your 10 backgrounds)
See project description on D2L

Week 2 ? Critique landscapes. Make a monster (beast, character, mutant, whatever you want to call it.) Exploring art-working options for animated characters or objects. Custom brushes and Animated brushes.
Assignment: Create a simple cycle or moving hold of a character using 3 different art-working styles. Make them into GIFs and submit. Post to D2L

Week 3 ? Critique Characters and discuss experiment results. Different approaches to perspective drawing. Atmospheric, flattened, warped or exaggerated,
Assignment: Create a landscape drawing (out of doors) from life that has enough information* in it for you to experiment with different types of perspective.

*Something more than just the old ?mid-western soybean field with a single barn and silo in the distance? ? not enough stuff!

Week 4 ? Perspective ? atmospheric and flattened (non-western
Using tonal value and line thickness to create depth.

Animation: Malcolm Sutherland, Small Men with Hats, Masha Krasnova ? The Lake

Not Animation: Who Needs Donuts?, Rene French, Escher, Mark Beyer, Hiroshige, Indian Miniature


Save for later_ Period Piece ? Researching design from different time periods, create an interior based on your choice. Examples: Victor Moscoso, Polish poster designers such as Jan Lenica, Mary Blair, Alice and Martin Provensen, Ethel Reed, etc.


Week 5 ? Mid-term Monster check-in. Collage/digital paint hybrids. Create new characters and simple cycles.

Week 6 - Fun with pencils - Lines, sketches, hatch marks, and ?inking?.

Week 7 ? Continue experimenting with line work, texture and adding color

Week 8 ? Getting panoramic ? working with multiple perspectives

Week 9 ? Final Project: Getting GIF-y in Perspective

Create an animation cycles that includes the following:

A painted background with multiple perspectives

An animated character or abstract images that relate or interact with their background.

Create 3 GIFs showing the character in your background from various perspectives. These can simply be moving holds or you can create brief cycles of motion too. Camera moves in AE also a possibility.


Week 10 ? Continue to work on final project ? Individual meetings and troubleshooting

Final Critique: November 15, 2017, from 2:30 PM to 4:45





COURSE POLICIES
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Class/Workshop Rules - there will be no net surfing, working on projects for other classes, email checking, text messaging, or IMing during class at any time, except when I give you permission to do so.
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Attendance ? is mandatory; 3 unexcused absences will result in a lowering of one letter grade (from A to B, for instance). Any student missing 4 unexcused classes will be given an F for the quarter. An excused absence is allowed in the case of a medical or personal emergency (illness with doctor?s letter; death in the family). An absence is defined as not showing up for class or showing up 10 minutes or later for class. A tardy is defined as showing up after role has been taken. Being tardy twice will equal 1 absence.?
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Assignments and Exercises ? must be completed by the due date as indicated in the syllabus.? Late work will not be accepted without prior consent of the instructor.
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With certain exceptions, assignments in this class must be submitted digitally via D2L and the Vimeo class page.??
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All assignments submitted in digital format online, are due a minimum of 1 hours prior to class.? Assignments may be submitted earlier, however.
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Milestones- This assignment is a check-in so I can monitor the progress of your projects.? Please post a lo-res Quicktime of your work-in-progress animation before class on the dates listed in the syllabus. In order to receive maximum credit for your milestone your work-in-progress must demonstrate a considerable amount of time and effort. If your milestone is not turned in on time you will receive zero points.
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Class Participation - is encouraged and students will be graded on the extent to which they are involved throughout the quarter.? Participation is an amazing tool for learning and should be done in a constructive way, especially when giving or receiving project critiques.
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Final Class Exam - Attendance is mandatory. Students who do not show up for the final critique will get their final grade reduced by 1 letter grade. Make your travel plans accordingly. Excuses after the class will not be accepted.
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Changes to the Schedule ? Depending on time factors, the assignments projected for the term may require slight alteration or rescheduling.
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Other Important Stuff:?

School policies:
Changes to Syllabus
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
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Online Course Evaluations
Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student?s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.
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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.
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Academic Policies
All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.
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Students with Disabilities
Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296
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School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296