Thursday, March 30, 2017

Social Awareness

Social Awareness is creating a conversation about a topic you care deeply about through your artwork. Often a social awareness poster is utilized to attempt to change people minds or make a persuasive visual argument.

It’s important to do research to make any argument. Arguing with facts gives you credibility, but persuasion doesn’t end there. You must also gage what people who don’t share your views think. Anticipating any counter argument could protect your ideas from challenges, and creating answers to those counter arguments can win over your audience.

So, what does Mr. Ferrell want from us?

First I would like you to pick a topic. Sometimes deciding between two topics can be easily solved by doing mind maps. Do you remember these?

Next, Ferrell would like us to do at least a one page paper exploring our topic. We need the facts! Make sure you create an bibliography MLA style so you have facts you can quote. In addition, Ferrell wants us to research counter arguments so that we can inoculate our visual argument from challenges.

  • Select a topic
  • Make a mind map
  • Research and write at least a one page paper based on your facts
  • Write a counter argument
  • Have a bibliography for your research and facts.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Cover Rubric

11.   The dimensions for this project are width of 6 in. by 9 in in height.  This is the standard book cover size for the industry.

·        You may work larger and reduced back to those dimensions.

·         Suggested sizes if you work larger is to double or triple the original measurement so things remain in proportion. For example, you could work 12" by 18" or 18" by 27" depending on what works best for you.

·        Working larger can make your work look more detailed when made smaller.

22.       Make sure that your book cover design reflects all the basic art principles as defined by your syllabus.

33.       Type is voice… the typography is just as important as the image itself, and must fit seamlessly with the overall design concept. 

44.    Your final image must be reflective of the book that you’re presenting for.

Finish Tutorials 4 & 5

Due Date...

Book Project Cover Due Friday, March 10th.

Finish tutorials 4 and 5!