Organizer. Curriculum Innovations. December 13, 2010 - December 13, 2010

Curriculum Innovations

Curriculum Innovations ; ARTSVIS 169S: Mapping Self Identity Using mapping as a structure for applying informational graphics, students addressed different aspects of self-identity while investigating the visual and layering parallels between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and the printmaking media of silkscreen. Throughout the semester, they explored different aspects of mapping, signage and the integration of this information with themes interrelating personal experiences with this data. Using information gathered from different visual sources, students will created: • multiple digital pieces that were developed into finished digitally printed pieces • using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe In-Design, students designed an artist book, displaying works created throughout the semester documenting their inspirational sources, visual and conceptual development of these works and their research • and two silkscreen prints that explored and mapped their identity through influences, conceptual ideas and visual imagery, fusing digital applications with printmaking. As mapping, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop applications and printmaking all rely on physical and conceptual layering, this motif was ever-present throughout all aspects of the course. This technically and conceptually interdisciplinary course combined various areas of knowledge within the student’s individual scope as they applied and visually merged information gained from course work in other academic disciplines into the practice of making art. Guest lectures included scholars working on data, mapping and design in other areas of the university. Development of this course was supported by a Strategic Initiative Grant, Center for Instructional Technology, Duke University

Service Performed By

  • Shatzman, Merrill  Professor of the Practice Emeritus of Art, Art History & Visual Studies


  • Organizer


  • December 13, 2010

Service or Event Name

  • Curriculum Innovations