Wednesday, March 01, 2006

 

Picasso Project-updated

Our new project is a really different and fun experiment which has three stages to it (just in case you are panicking about the work load you have 3 weeks!!).

Stage 1. 'Picasso' Portrait
Task 1.Completed Visit the picasso exhibition at the Standard Bank Gallery (if you have not already done so).
Task 2. Create a cubist self-portrait in any medium (clay,ice,watercolour,photoshop,human blood,pencil etc.).Picasso had many different cubist 'styles,' try one you like.
These are just a few examples...
















Or maybe a technique like this expresses your feelings so far about this project:)...


Task 3. Through the technique of layering construct a 3 dimensional space through a series of conceptual sketches and SketchUp modelling from your portrait, i.e. take the 2D space and make it 3D. Document this process on your blog

This part of the project ( task 2 and 3) is due on Thursday 9/3/06 (so we can review it in the lesson on Friday) - 10 images of your working process on your blog

Stage 2. Final model
Finalise the 3D space you have worked in the previous phase, posting your final drawings to your blog: plans, sections, elevations

This part of the project is due on Thursday 16/3/06 (so we can review it in the lesson on Friday)



Stage 3. Communication
Task 1. Take your sketch-up and create an animated video that explains the properties of your space, such as scale, feeling, texture, colour etc... Think about each 'shot' carefully.

Ask yourself questions such as:
WHAT IS SPECIAL?
WHAT DO I WANT TO HIDE (WHAT DOESN'T WORK SO WELL)?
WHAT SEQUENCE OF EVENTS WILL EXPLAIN IT BEST?
HOW DO I SHOW THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SPACE?
WHAT SHOTS DO I USE?

Date to be decided

Finally. Why am I doing this?
The aim of the project is to introduce you to a new way of thinking about the design process that uses both drawing and computer as part of the conceptual stage of the design process. Remember this is only one approach. The possibilities are endless...

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