Homework Due THIS CLASS

  1. Complete Value Range Research
    • Post your (3) hand portraits to the Visual Library as a gallery. Include the tag: Value
    • Have you included the writing portion? If not, add it.
    • Finish your 9-step value scale in pencil and bring to class.
  2. Complete Value Self Portraits
    • Post your portraits as a gallery to the Visual Library for critique.
    • Choose your best portrait and save the original (from your camera/phone) to Dropbox, GDrive or a thumb drive.
  3. Add your Field Trip post to the class site.
    • Make sure to use the Category: Field Trip Reflections

Materials Needed THIS CLASS

Field Trip Reflections

Let’s look at your field trip reflections from our visit to the Brooklyn Historical Society to see An Opening: Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s Sound and Art Installation

  • Did your caption your photo with the artist’s or creator’s name?

Visual Library: Hand Portraits

Let’s designate a facilitator and take a look at your new Visual Library posts, specifically your gallery of hand portrait images exploring Narrow Value Range (light), Narrow Value Range (dark) and Broad Value Range.

Project #3 Design Process Review

  • Discover: Hand Portraits, Writing & Value Scale
  • Define: Noir-lighting Self Portraits

Lab: Painting Prep Demo

Painting Prep:

Watch this step-by-step video

  1. Locate your original (highest-resolution) self-portrait and rename it: yourname-selfportrait.jpg.
  2. Open the file in Photoshop: File > Open
  3. In Photoshop, locate the Layers Palette: Window > Layers
  4. From the Adjustment Layer icon at the bottom of the Layers Palette, add a Posterize Adjustment Layer to simplify your values. Adjust until you have between 5-10 levels. You should be able to pick out light, midtone, and dark values.
  5. Save your file as yourname-selfportrait-posterize.jpg
  6. Print your portrait to tabloid paper at Staples or Kinkos/FedEx or any print shop.
    • Make sure that “Scale to Fit Media” is NOT checked.
    • Your image should be approximately 9″x12″ when printed so that you can trace it to Bristol.

Homework Due Next Class

  • Final Value Self Portrait
  • Complete Painting Prep.
  • Bring your Painting Prep printout to the next class and be prepared to paint.
  • Next class/Thursday is the last day to re-submit Project #1 to improve your grade!

Materials Needed For Next Class

  • bristol pad
  • tracing paper
  • 2 small jars to hold paint
  • brushes, if you have them.
  • two water containers (yogurt cups, soda bottles with tops cut off, soup cans)
  • palette (round 10-well) or plastic take-out container.
  • cotton rags or paper towels (old white t-shirts or scraps)