For Week 5, Assignment 2: Transparent Illusion (2/21)


TO DO
 :
1. For those who held on to their Laser Wear projects, please submit with changes by the next class. For those who turned them in, I will hand them back to you at the start of class. You will still be able to make adjustments if needed.

2. Complete your Learning Portfolio post for the Laser Wear Project. You have to submit the link to the post on Canvas by Wednesday, February 20th at the latest.
Please review the prompts and examples of other posts for the project, at the bottom of the page here. In your post, include photos of the materials and sketches you laid out on the pedestal during the presentation, the finished jewelry, the client wearing the jewelry and answers to all of the prompts (in the handout given to you during class.) Be sure your photos are taken in good lighting.

3. Choose subject matter such as an object or person which could appear as if it were part of the scenery behind a window. Come up with 5 ideas. Complete the preliminary drawings in your sketchbook. The images should be in black and white line or silhouette. Keep in mind they will be printed on transparent stickers for the final outcome.

You can review some examples created by past students here.

TO BRING for working in class:
-Any black sharpies and drawing pens you have
-The reference you would like to use for your sticker drawings
-Sketchbook
-Pencils 

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For Week 4, Assignment 1: Laser Wear Final Presentation (2/14)

 

 

Please consider the design, function, fit, scale, amount of detail, number of pieces on your jewelry.  Utilize all 3 laser techniques.
Bring all parts of the project for the FINAL CRITIQUE
Our special guest Chrissie Dowler will take part in the critique to give you some professional feedback. Miss Dowler will need to see all the steps of your process.

TO DO:
1. Have all jewelry wholly finished with all parts assembled and ready to be worn by the client for whom you created the design, at the start of class.
2. Submit Illustrator document onto Canvas
3. Wear black to best enhance the jewelry when worn by the client.

TO BRING
:
1. your paper prototype
2. materials you used to laser cut put the parts together (such as links, cords, etc.)
3. your computer with your updated Illustrator document (you will submit the document to me during class) 
4. your sketchbook with drawings for the project 
5. Any pieces that show mistakes and were not used for the final outcome (visually explains the learning process) 
6. Your final piece(s) of jewelry in a necklace or bracelet format**You will use all items listed above to show and talk about during the crit.

You will need to bring your computer for posting on your Learning Portfolio during class. **All items you bring for the crit will be photographed and shown in your LP post.

REFERENCE:
Class Lectures
1. Review the lecture shown in class on the laser chemistry make-up, how to use the lab, create the laser set up on the lab computer, and how to make an appointment to go over your document and materials in the lab.
2. How to photograph jewelry 

Ask for advice via email at any time. 

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For Week 3, Assignment 1: Laser Wear (2/7)

Please read and review the visuals in this post all the way to the bottom to be sure to include all that is required for the assignment.
Here is the link to a page with several tutorials on using Illustrator to help you create the assignment.

TO DO:
Please have your chosen design completed in Illustrator for the start of class this Thursday. I will review the completed document then take you over to the lab to make the laser product. 

 

 

Important applications, even if your pieces are simple. You will want to include all three techniques to make the most out of learning to use the laser cutting machine. The steps below show the Illustrator drawing, color line, black fill and line weight application for:
1. vector engraving 2. vector cutting and 3. raster engraving
-Please be sure to complete the steps below
even if your shapes are geometrical
-Only use vector drawings completed in Illustrator. Do not use 
jpg images, clipping masks, blends or pattern fills. Patterns must be strokes and fills.

 

 

Link to PDF STEP BY STEP DOCUMENT HANDED OUT IN CLASS WITH ADDED TEXT
Strokes, paths, anchor points, shapes, line width, artboard size, and color are all important to properly set up your document.

 

Please note:
There are two parts to this project.
1. Designing for your client.
The client should give the designer inspiration and some artistic license.
2. The Laser Wear project is largely about using laser methods in as many ways as possible.
All three techniques apply. Push yourself to think in less minimal ways. The pieces themselves can be simple, small (but not too small) and minimal but use drawings on the pieces to incorporate more. You want to show all you can do in the laser process. 

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook  Please show corrections, changes, and additions made to your designs
2. Computer with the completed Adobe Illustrator document. You won’t be able to work in class without it.
3. You materials you will use for laser cutting. Only bring what is approved by the Lab. Please see the list supplied in a link in the last post. Untreated craft wood is available at Blick and the Laser Lab store. Plexiglass in black, red and clear is available through the Laser Lab Store. Color plexiglass can be bought at Canal Plastics. The buttons and other items I showed in class can be bought at Pacific Trimming   Chains, links, cords, fabrics, and leather can be found at Michaels  (on 6th Avenue btw. 21 and 22nd St.) Trumart Discount Fabrics (here you have to bargain) Mood Fabrics ask for untreated, natural leather for the Laser Lab. Let the store know your requirements.

IMPORTANT TO REVIEW

THE MAKING CENTER LOCATIONS, RESOURCES, SHOPPING AND MORE

Please let me know if I can help in any way. 

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Welcome to our Drawing Through the Making Center blog!

USING THIS BLOG WEEKLY IS A REQUIRED TEACHING TOOL FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE AS PART OF THEIR PREPARATION AND GRADE. This blog is to keep you posted on all of your assignments, related announcements, examples of work, demonstrations, class lectures and more. Please check it twice a week for your reference. (The first posts for the week will be on Friday and the second post for the week with additional information will occur by Tuesday.) Samples of work for assignments, lecture slides, reference, and the handouts are posted before the projects begin. The student showcase of chosen class work will be updated regularly. Always check the blog before coming to class and print/bring handouts. You will see the due dates indicated in each post.

Email me as often as you need to for questions and clarificationbradshaa@newschool.edu

PLEASE LOOK AT ALL POSTS FOR HOMEWORK REQUIREMENTS, MATERIALS TO BRING NEXT CLASS, AND REFERENCE FOR YOUR PROJECTS. Also, study the presentations, student reference, vocabulary, and handouts for current assignments and review the grading link above for criteria.

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For Week 2, Assignment 1: Laser Wear (1/31)

Please read this post all the way to the bottom
Examples of laser-cut jewelry

LINK TO THE LIST OF MATERIALS YOU CAN USE FOR LASER CUTTING

LINK TO EXAMPLES OF CULTURAL AND MODERN JEWELRY SHOWN IN CLASS

LINK TO EXAMPLES OF PAST STUDENT LASER WEAR PROJECTS FOR INSPIRATION

HOMEWORK:
(TWO DRAWINGS and TWO PROTOTYPES)  The sketchbook which comes in the First Year Materials Kit is the small black book with blank pages. Canson 180 Degree Hardbound Sketchbook, 80 sheets, size = 8.3″x11.7″. You can work in this one or another of your choice.

TO DO:
1. Two concept sketches in pen or pencil showing your basic design ideas with notes.
2. Finish two paper prototypesUse the measurements you made in class for the bracelet or necklace on the person you were designing for and create the paper model to scale. Please consider the design, function, and fit. (Both sketches and prototypes are due  Thursday 1/31)
Bracelet style choices: 
bangles, cuffs, charm, links, wraps, leather, chains
Necklace style choices: 
pendants, chains, chokers, bib
3. Scan the prototypes and sketches ahead of time for clean images to work from when creating your digital documents.

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook
2. Computer with Adobe Illustrator installed from your CC student account

3. Paper prototypes for review
4Scans

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