Projects. Students in the seminar will form groups of one, two, or three. Each group will do one big project that spans the semester. The scale of the project should be roughly the scale of picking out a SIGGRAPH paper and implementing what it describes.
Papers / Presentations. Each week one student will begin the seminar with a brief (10 min) art presentation. This is just an informal, low-key way to get things rolling and to learn about some different art styles. For most weeks, the rest of the seminar will be devoted to discussion of three papers which everyone will have read ahead of time. A few participants will lead the discussion. In advance of the seminar, everyone will have sent a written review of the papers by email.
Grading. Here is how grades are computed:
50% Project - one during the semester, groups of up to 3 students 15 Proposal (written/presentation) 10 Progress Reports (x2) 25 Final (results/presentation) 50% Papers/Presentations 10 Paper Reviews - every week 10 Discussion - every week 25 Presenting Papers - once during the semester per student 5 Presenting Art - once during the semester per student
9/18 Course introduction; Intro to silhouettes 9/25 Silhouettes and line drawing 10/02 Painterly rendering 10/09 No class (Yom Kippur holiday); Project groups formed 10/16 Project proposal day 10/23 Simulating physical media and Halftoning 11/06 Pen and ink (1st part) 11/13 Progress 1; Finish pen and ink 11/20 Modeling 11/27 Non-traditional perspective 12/04 Technical illustration 12/11 Progress 2; Natural phenomena 1/22 Final presentations (some time this week)