UCLA Design Media Arts 21 Summer 2020 - Drawing & Color logo


Instructor:
Yuehao Jiang
yuehaojiang@g.ucla.edu
TA:
Zheng Fang
zhengfang19@g.ucla.edu
External Links:
Meeting Schedule
Slack

Schedule

Week 1: October 1st - October 7th
Introduction

View + Read:
Project 1A Overview Video
Johannes Itten: Design and Form (View in Slack)
Wassily Kandinsky: Point and Line to Plane (View in Slack)
Paul Klee: Pedagogical Sketchbook (View in Slack)
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle (View in Slack)
Bauhaus design is everywhere, but its roots are political
Bauhaus Everywhere - Google Arts & Culture

Thursday 10/1
9:00 - 10:00AM Group Zoom meeting
class introduction, project 1 introduction, warm-up exercism, break out room

Tuesday 10/6
Small group meetings

DUE Wednesday 10/7 11:59PM Pacific Time
Create a channel of your name on slack
Share your music and the 5 contrasts
Post Project 1A 10 Sketches
Vlog - Self introduction and reflection on the readings

Week 2: October 8th - October 14th
Project 1A – B&W Contrast

View + Read:
Introduction to Week2
What's the Difference Between Raster and Vector?
Illustrator Tutorial 1: Interface Overview
Illustrator Tutorial 2: Basic Shapes, Selection, Zooming and Panning
Illustrator Tutorial 3: How To Digitize A Sketch
Illustrator Tutorial 4: Save and Export Files
Listen to Radiolab Podcast on Colors

Thursday 10/8
Office Hours

Monday 10/12
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 10/13
9:00-10:00 AM Software workshop - Illustrator
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 10/14 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 1A 10 b&w digital compositions
Vlog - Project 1A process and thoughts

Week 3: October 15th - October 21st
Project 1B Color Contrast

View:
Lecture: Color Theory Basics
Illustrator Tutorial 5: Color Blending Exercise
Illustrator Tutorial 6: Live Paint Bucket Tool

Thursday 10/15
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 10/20
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 10/21 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 1B analog sketches + 10 color digital compositions
Vlog - Project 1B process and thoughts

Week 4: October 22nd - October 28th
Project 2 Past Dream

View:
Project 2 Overview Video
The Case for Surrealism | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios
Read Color Interaction (View PDF in Slack)
Project 1 Vlog Review Guide

Thursday 10/22
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 10/27
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 10/28 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 2 inspiration + 10 sketches
Vlog - review your classmate’s Project 1 (Post on your classmate’s channel)

Week 5: October 29th - November 4th
Project 2 Past Dream

View:
Lecture: Color Interaction
Illustrator Tutorial 6: Image Trace (1/2)
Illustrator Tutorial 7: Image Trace (2/2)
Illustrator Tutorial 8: Pattern

Optional: How to Draw in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom Tablet

Thursday 10/29
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 11/3
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 11/4 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 2 finished work
Vlog - Project 2 process and thoughts

Week 6: November 5th - November 11th
Project 3 Digital Collage

View:
Project 3 Overview Video
The Case for Copying | PBS Digital Studios

Photoshop Tutorial 1: Interface, Alpha channel, Vector vs Raster
Photoshop Tutorial 2: Path, Lasso, Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, Dodge and Burn
Photoshop Tutorial 3: Layer Style, Adjustment Layer, Filters

Thursday 11/5
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 11/10
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 11/11 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 3 warm-up exercise + wip
Vlog - review your classmate’s Project 2 (Post on your classmate’s channel)

Week 7: November 12th - November 18th
Project 3 Digital Collage

Thursday 11/12
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 11/17
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 11/18 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 3 finished work
Vlog - Project 3 process and thoughts

Week 8: November 19th - November 25th
Project 4 Future Object

View:
The Thing From The Future Project 4 overview video
Photoshop Tutorial 4: Create Animated GIFs - Frame Animation
Photoshop Tutorial 5: Export gifs

Optional Tutorial: Animating with the Video Timeline
Optional Tutorial: Keyframe animation with the Video Timeline

Optional Read:History of the GIF
Optional Read: Gifability

Thursday 11/19
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 11/24
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 11/25 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 4 wip
Vlog - review your classmate’s Project 3 (Post on your classmate’s channel)

Week 9: November 26th - December 2nd
Project 4 Future Object

Thursday 11/26
Thanksgiving

Tuesday 12/1
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 12/2 11:59PM Pacific Time
Project 4 finished work
Vlog - Project 4 process and thoughts

Week 10: December 3rd - December 9th
Final Project

Thursday 12/3
Whole class zoom meeting 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

Tuesday 12/8
Software workshop 9:00-10:00AM (recorded)
Small 20-minute meeting (Please sign-up)

DUE Wednesday 12/9 11:59PM Pacific Time
Final Project wip

Week 11: December 10th - December 16th
Final Project

Thursday 12/10
Final class meeting

DUE Thursday 12/10 11:59PM Pacific Time
Final Project