Above: Dana Freeman, "Between the Conscious and the Unconscious", photographs & glass books with photo transparencies.

In this art class you'll create images using digital photography. We'll cover the basics of camera use, image editing, and formal and conceptual concerns, through readings, quizzes, exercises and 5 assignments designed to challenge you to creatively express your ideas while learning techniques.  You will also be required to visit a photography exhibit, then write a short response. An SLR digital camera, with "manual" setting option, is very strongly recommended. Point and shoot cameras and camera phones are acceptable, but may limit my ability to see your settings, and so give feedback, in the 5 photography assignments. However, this need not affect your grade.  Printing will be discussed, but not required. 

This course introduces the technical and creative aspects of graphic design, digital design and the design process. Assignments will introduce the most current computer applications and image making software used in the graphic design profession. Traditional and digital design environments will be explored, and principles of 2-d design will be woven into every unit, every project, and every media used. 

Selected major monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture from the cave to early Italian Renaissance, arts of China, and Japan.

Dana Freeman, Glass Book, 2016

Graphic Design II Independent Study.