John Sappington
john@basearts.com
www.basearts.com
 

Core
Active Course Syllabi

---Digital Imaging Process and Technique for Artists Introduction / IntermediateDESCRIPTION:This is a course that builds on the introductory/intermediate concepts of digital imaging. Students will engage inproduction of digital images suitable for printing and computer based presentation. Emphasis is on composition,practical color theory, and advanced software topics such as the use of masks, paths, and exploration of layers.

Syllabus:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/Digital Imaging.html
Outline:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/DigImagingOutline.htm
Archival:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/digImaging.htm
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/digImagingII.htm

---Introduction to Digital VideoDESCRIPTION:This is an introductory course for students interested in digital video.Students will learn how to capture, edit, and create digital video for CD ROM, DVD, interactive computerpresentations and the Internet. Students will learn video techniques using QuickTime movies, stills and sound files.Students will learn to record and edit video materials. Students will learn to use and apply transitions and specialeffects in their video projects. Students will have to critically analyze their movies for content, sequence of events,design and timing.

Syllabus:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/DigitalVideoI.html
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/DigitalVideoII.html

Archival:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/DigitalVideo2003.htm

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/DigitalVideo2005I.htm


---Introduction to Digital AudioDESCRIPTION:This is an introductory course for students interested in digital audio.Students will learn how to capture, edit, and create digital audio for CD ROM, DVD, interactive computerpresentations and the Internet. Students will learn audio recording techniques using digital and analogue capturedevices, formats, compression methods and distribution. Students will learn to record and edit audio materials.Students will learn to use and apply transitions and special effects in their audio projects. Students will have tocritically analyze their audio works for content, sequence, design and timing.

Syllabus:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/DigitalAudio.html

Archival
:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/audio.htm

---Digital Camera - Adobe Photoshop for Photographers - Introduction, Intermediate
DESCRIPTION:This course is an introduction to approaches and techniques of digital imaging with a focus on the use of the digitalcamera and Adobe Photoshop. The course will cover the technical and practical aspects of the digital camera, andthe use of image editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Aperture), covering traditional darkroom concerns andexploring the technical particulars and aesthetic potential of digital photography.This course will present and overview of digital photography techniques as applied to the art of photography.Traditional and new electronic photographic methods are studied as a vehicle to understand the implication of thismedium as an art form. Emphasis is placed on the creative process while exploring electronic image making as ameans of communication used by contemporary artists.

Syllabus:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/DigitalPhoto.html
Archival:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/SRJC.DigitalPhoto.htm

---Camera Raw Workflow for Photographers/Artist
An introduction a digital camera workflow centered around Camera RAW and Adobe's Digital Negative formats. The course will cover the technical and practical aspects of the working in Camera RAW, processing, printing and dristribution.

Syllabus:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/cameraraw/index.htm
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.Photo.htm


---Making, Exhibiting and Marketing for Artists on the Internet (Artists in Virtual Spaces)
DESCRIPTION:Making, Exhibiting and Marketing for Artists on the Internet (Artists in Virtual Spaces) focuses on the technical, aesthetic, and critical skills integral to the creation and interpretation of internet art. Through the indivdual artists websites online galleries, publications and other media types we will examine issues surrounding Internet culture: its history, evolution, and impact on art, society. Central to this study will be the identification of trends, issues, and key concepts critical to our understanding of an ever evolving contemporary net work centric culture.

The course will focus on design strategies, tools and applications used in website production. We will apply this technique to the creation of new forms that are net-specific, as well as those that bridge virtual and physical space. Students are expected to produce net projects, a home page/on-line portfolio, independently research and critique net artworks, engage in class disccussion and participation in the online forum in which they will collaboratively record their reflections on the issues presented.

Syllabus:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/WED.2010Artists in Virtual Spaces.html

Archival

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/Artists in Virtual Spaces.html
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/WebAsArtsyllabus.htm


---Digital Page Layout / Typography
DESCRIPTION:Extensive use of the computer as a design tool to develop creative text layouts for print and screen. Several popularsoftware programs are explored to design type and display type in a variety of formats. Projects include the layoutand design of ads, newsletters, and booklets. Topics include: the art of typography, design and composition,aesthetics, and an overview of past and present typography styles.

Syllabus:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/Design Typography.html

Archival:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/typo-photo.htm
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/typography.htm

---Sense and Perception
DESCRIPTION:How do we see? How does how we see affect what we see? How does the quality of light change our perception?Examining the nature of sense and perception. Step into a room glowing with light: how does this experience changethe way you see? Explore the mysteries of a camera obscura and participate in hands-on activities related to light,sight, and how our eyes and brain work.

Syllabus:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/courseblanks/Visual Perception.html
Archival
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/workshops/perception.htm

---Digital Video / Digital StorytellingDESCRIPTION:Students will learn how to capture, edit, and create digital video for CD ROM, DVD, interactive computerpresentations and the Internet. Students will learn methods of in camera editing and minimal methods within availablevideo applications. Primary focus is narrative/non-narrative story structures, transitioning, sequencial image makingorganizational approaches. Historical film and video works, critical theory will be screened and discussed.

Syllabus:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/DigitalVideoI.html
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/archive/DigitalVideoII.html