Computer Art Summer Workshop Exhibition Now on Display

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Southeast student digital artwork from the AW845 Computer Art Summer Workshop is currently on display in the exhibition space in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. The 25 digital pieces of work will be on display until Oct. 25.

Students created the artwork using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop in the Department of Art and Design’s Macintosh Computer Lab. Graduate and undergraduate students gathered imagery using photography and drawings during visits to the Kem Statuary Hall in the Aleen Vogel Wehking Alumni Center, the Charles Hutson Horticulture Greenhouse, the costume shop for The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum, and various art studios in the Department of Art and Design. Students also used previous personal artworks, vintage and other photos, as well as a collection of numerous image-building exercises that were designed to help increase options in visual sources.

The students were introduced to compositional techniques based on sound design, guided imagery exercises, layering of content, Wacom Bamboo digital tablets, and how to maintain interest through the use of an optimum focal point while integrating the “rule of thirds.” Flatbed scanning, file management strategies and the building of a data base of images, all important aspects of working in the digital medium, were also part of the course content. Drawing on the strengths of each program, demonstrations and instructions with tools, palettes and windows took place each day of the workshop, followed by creative time and feedback sessions. Louise Bodenheimer, professor of graphic design and illustration, served as the instructor for the course.

To purchase an item from the exhibit, contact Louise Bodenheimer at lbodenheimer@semo.edu.

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