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INSTRUCTOR’S RECAP

October 5, 2011

About the October 4, 2011 Class Session

Roy Lichtenstein

Thank you for your reflection papers and your and your work on your Color Wheel and Color Scheme. We will be using your color scheme to create a digital color palette when we produce your Wallpaper Design in Adobe Illustrator. Continue to work on your Color Wheel and Color Scheme until you get the colors and tints just they way you want them.

To view the  Cool and Warm Color images and the Pop Art images we looked at in class click on the appropriate title found under the category “IMAGE RESOURCES” on the right hand column of this class blog.

HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT REVIEW:

Reading Assignment:

Scale and Proportion Pages  72 – 87  in your textbook.

Reflection Assignment:

Write a reflection in your own words that answers one of the following questions. Please make sure you have included the question you are writing about. Your reflection should be a professional looking document –it should be typed, with complete sentences and correct grammar and spelling

1. Concerning the color scheme you selected for your Wallpaper and the emotional attributes of the colors -what adjectives would you use to describe the emotional attributes of your wallpaper color scheme?

a. Discuss how the lines, rhythm and imagery used in your Wallpaper pattern are “Unified” with the color scheme.

 2. Of the Pop Art work we reviewed in class, which one (or ones) appeals to you the most?

a. Explain why.

Color Mixing Assignment:

As mentioned above, we will be using your color scheme to create a digital color palette when we produce your Wallpaper Design in Adobe Illustrator. Continue to work on your Color Wheel and Color Scheme until you get the colors and tints just they way you want them.

Pop Art Composition Assignment:

Peter Blake

Assignment Description:

Create an original Pop Art Composition that successfully integrates:

•  A traditional Pop Art color palette.

•  Pop Art themes and motifs.

•  Simulated Pop Art methods and techniques.

•  21st century comparable subject matter.

•  Pop Art composition design styles.

The Creative Process

1. Research Pop Art by finding the answers to the following questions (in-class exercise):

a. Why was Pop Art created?

b. What inspired the Pop Artists?

c. Who were the Pop Artists?

d. What was the subject matter of Pop Art?

e. What were the methods and techniques the Pop Artists employed?

f. What socio-economic and/or cultural occurrences influenced the Pop Artists?

2. Identify the Color Palette and elements/subject matter utilized by the Pop Artists (in-class exercise).

3. Identify and research the methods and techniques used by the Pop Artists (in-class exercise).

4. Brainstorm 21st century comparable/related subject matter (in-class exercise).

5. Research and collect reference imagery for your Pop Art Composition.

6. Sketch out individual imagery you are thinking of using in your Pop Art Composition on the  Element Drawing Sheets.

7. Use the Compositional Study Sheets to come up with three Pop Art Compositions thumbnails.

8. Reproduce the most successful Pop Art Composition onto the Construction Grid.

NEXT WEEK WE WILL CRITIQUE THE POP ART COMPOSITIONS DRAWN ON THE CONSTRUCTION GRID. WE WILL CONTINUE WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE POP ART ASSIGNMENT IN CLASS NEXT WEEK.

FOR THE CLASS SESSION NEXT WEEK:

1. Come prepared for a quiz on your reading assignments.

2. Bring your Pop Art Composition on your Construction Grid, your Pop Art element drawings and compositional thumbnails for a “development” critique.

3. Bring your red, blue and yellow acrylic paint and brushes to class along with your other class supplies and be prepared to work with traditional media.

4. Homework is due at the beginning of class.

5. Class will begin with a quiz on your textbook readings.

4. If you have not done so, please bring in the signed agreement form that is attached to the back of the Course Information document.

Looking forward to seeing you in class next Tuesday – class will start at 9:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly. We will start our class session in room 120.

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