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This course for serious makers, and for students new to imagemaking. Imagemaking is a fluid and exciting area of graphic design that comes out of practice and process: experimenting fearlessly, showing and sharing ideas, and giving and receiving knowledgeable and constructive input. For the sake of this online platform, we have applied some structure to our investigations, but for the most part imagemaking is loose and unstructured. If we must adopt a rule in this course it is only this: you will not become a graphic designer by watching videos alone. Or, don't just make stuff just in your head. So here, the focus here is on making, and you are expected to devote serious time and intellectual energy to that activity in this course. Specifically, you will: - experiment with a range of materials and techniques to make images for graphic design - expand your visual vocabulary both in terms of making and talking about work, in order to discuss your work and work of others - learn how to make, manipulate and arrange images to create compositions, eventually culminating in the design and production of an-image-based book. The first half of the course is an opportunity to experiment and explore imagemaking in order to expand your visual vocabulary. You will create pieces that are expressive, meditative, or 'design-y' to instigate, evoke, experiment, record, explain, or try out a media. 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. We’ll look at developing and expanding the range of approaches for putting things together by 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.” Ultimately, we will take the images that you create and make a book from them. The results of your assignments (and experiments) may generate something completely unknowable now or in the future—and that's the goal....
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Approx. 11 hours to complete

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O que você vai aprender

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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

Habilidades que você terá

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Beginner Level

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Approx. 11 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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English

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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
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3 horas para concluir

Week 1: Image-based Research

Welcome! This week 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 vídeos (Total de 7 min), 7 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Practice1min
What Images Do3min
Reading7 leituras
About this Course8min
About the Assignments5min
Course Tools5min
Additional Resources5min
How to Critique10min
Visual Research10min
Forms of Presentation10min
Week
2
Clock
3 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 8 min), 3 leituras, 2 testes
Video3 videos
Denotation & Connotation2min
Range of Representation2min
Reading3 leituras
More Making Methods5min
Sparks: Even More Making Methods5min
Tangible, Sensory & Expressive Quality of Materials and Line5min
Week
3
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2 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 19 min), 1 teste
Video7 videos
About Hierarchy1min
Scale2min
Space4min
Figure/Ground2min
Narrative2min
Simple Composition: Creating Page Spreads4min
Week
4
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3 horas para concluir

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 vídeos (Total de 12 min), 9 leituras, 1 teste
Video3 videos
Complex Composition: Putting your book together3min
Two simple bookbinding techniques7min
Reading9 leituras
Introduction3min
Make thumbnail sketches5min
Make copies in multiple sizes5min
Creating spreads8min
Make printer's spreads8min
Assembling your spreads5min
Introduction3min
Setting up your document5min
Exporting spreads & printing your book8min
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por 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!

por 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

Sobre 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. ...

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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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