Art2016 / Final Project Options

For the final project in Art2016, students have freedom to select their own focus.

Several choices are outlined below. Questions / Ideas for the final project can be discussed in class on TUES APRIL 25.

Your FINAL PROJECT will be DUE at Final Exam on TUES MAY 2.

Please note correct time of final exam for your section

Art2016 section 1 final at NOON on Tues May 2

Art2016 section 2 final at 2pm on Tues May 2

Final project ideas will be discussed in class on TUES APRIL 25, but it is a good idea to think ahead and have a plan for your final work. Plan ahead to use last week of class as work time on your final experimental mixed-media work. Read below for some possible choices. Bring what you need to make best use of class time. Please consider: Will you revisit an earlier assignment in your final digital mixed-media project? What materials and techniques will you use? What subject or theme or ideas will you explore? What do you need to purchase to gather materials needed? What will your step by step process be? Do you need to use the classroom printer or mixed-media work areas to finish this project?

FINAL PROJECT  CHOICES / Digital Mixed-Media
Art2016 Final Projects must integrate the concept of DIGITAL ART MIXED-MEDIA. Your approach may use tactile materials or traditional art techniques at the beginning or the end of your process.

Choice 1:

NARRATIVE MIXED-MEDIA  Revisit the Narrative project, using the imagery you have already created in an alternative format. This could take the form of a wearable work, or a mixed-media work using any digital transfer method on any materials… Some students may choose to work with experimental animation or video version using their narrative images. Explore and refine a specific image transfer technique to combine your digital imagery with a 3D object or tactile surface. Find inspiration in the work of other mixed-media artists and develop your own approach that transforms an object by merging it with your digital imagery to create a new experience or meaning when viewing the object. Possible techniques include using Lazertran, Ink Jet Transparencies, or other experimental transfer methods onto wood, glass, metal, plastic…


Choice 2:

MIXED-MEDIA MOSAIC or SERIES Your final project can revisit any earlier project (like the Mosaic project), or start with original fresh imagery. You might develop a small series of images or work on a single piece in a larger, more ambitious format. Transfer the best imagery to a tactile object or unusual surface. Experiment with alternative materials such as Fabric, Wood, Glass, Metal… Just remember to test materials and leave time to craft the final mixed-media work to high standards.

Choice 3:

DIGITAL NATION / RE-MIXED-MEDIA    You may choose to revisit the REMIX creative process, working experimentally with new themes or returning to the Climate Remix topic. You could even create a work of digital mixed-media art that explores your personal relationship with technology, responding honestly to your own experience with digital media and daily life. Work with imagery and mixed-media to express your thoughts about balance in the digital age. (As we discussed in the Digital Nation and Rip! Remix viewing assignments)


Links to some Image Transfer Techniques:

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/2010/12/01/lazertran-demo/

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/tactile-media-t/

Wearable Art Links:

https://jrockdigitalart.wordpress.com/category/wearable-art/

Prisoner's Mixed-Media Image Transfer Art Project

Talk about mixed-media mosaic:

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The mural took three years to make and it is a meditation on heaven, hell, sin, redemption, celebrity worship, deprivation and the nature of perceived reality. Krimes says his “entire experience” of prison is tied up in the artwork.

Prisoner’s 39-Panel Allegorical Mural Made From Bedsheets, Hair Gel and Stacks of Newspapers

http://prisonphotography.org/2014/03/05/prisoners-39-panel-allegorical-mural-made-from-bedsheets-hair-gel-and-stacks-of-newspapers/

Etsy Art & Culture | Off Book | PBS Arts


America has a long tradition of handmade arts and crafts. In the manufacturing age, however, much of this work was overshadowed by the homogenizing force of retail culture. But the passion for handmade arts didn’t disappear, and persisted through the years in local craft fairs. Now in the age of the internet, these local craft cultures and artists have found a unifying online community, Etsy, that provides a platform for communication and sales to appreciative fans and customers, as well as a medium to connect with each other and share ideas across the globe.
Featuring:
Vanessa Bertozzi, Director of Community & Education, Etsy
Alyssa Zygmunt, http://www.etsy.com/shop/BROOKLYNrehab
Allison Patrick, http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipper8lighting
Katherine Rasmussen, http://www.etsy.com/shop/reiter8

Digital Image Transfer onto Tactile Media

So many people are getting into image transfer techniques, you will need to take care to push your image-making, or it may end up looking like a creative memories scrapbook or an Instagram filter. Keep pushing your image content, especially when using crafty materials and popular techniques!
Remember: if a 3 year old can do it on an iphone, or your aunt makes scrapbooks that look like it… you’re not really challenging yourself as an artist.

There are many tutorials and techniques online:
Note in each tutorial… What kind of print do they use (Laser or Inkjet? It matters!)

I like this technique, it uses inkjet transparency film to transfer the image quite quickly:

Heat transfer onto wood using Laserjet print (NOT LAZERTRAN):
http://youtu.be/QuMtlZmyHKk

In this video tutorial, Nick Tobier shows step-by-step how to create an inkjet transfer.
http://youtu.be/y3AhszEmqOE

Some techniques using gel medium require you to rub the paper surface away to reveal the transfer image…

A mixed media tutorial on Gel Transfers by Darlene Olivia McElroy:
http://youtu.be/CB75ZLvLHb8

This one uses DASS SuperSauce Concentrate (special products you must buy online):
http://youtu.be/qWJx86ZxK5A

http://youtu.be/8TYpmsWi3Tk

Tactile / Digital Media Links

There are tons of great tutorials and tips about how to transfer digital images onto various surfaces…

see my links below, and add your own to the comments…

Golden Paints
http://www.goldenpaints.com/
Digital Media
http://www.goldenpaints.com/mixmoremedia/index.php
Just Paint news
http://www.goldenpaints.com/justpaint/index.php
Digital Monoprint Transfers
http://lynbishop.com/blog/category/art/alternative-process/

Simple image transfer using transparency film
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyHCQo36u4c&feature=related

more info + YouTube demos…

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