Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Our Final Assignment/Culminating Activity

British illustrator Warwick Cadwell gave himself an ambitious assignment: draw a hundred illustrations in a hundred days. The results can be seen in his Flickr set, "100 Days in the Gungle", a magnificent accomplishment and a real showpiece for the talented artist.

From Warwick's undertaking we will take the inspiration for our culminating activity: create your magnum opus; the project you wish you had done during your time here at Mohawk College. You may use the experience of one of our earlier assignments as a springboard... you may even use a completed project from another class - but this time do what you really wanted to do with it.

Or tackle something completely new you've always dreamed of doing: a comic story? a children's book? a t-shirt design (or a line of t-shirt designs?). Its completely up to you!

Step one: Brainstorm your concept.

Step two: come and see me to discuss and get approval to begin.

Step three: research and thumbnail your project - and devise a "critical path"; a time line for each stage of development that will get you to the conclusion of the assignment.

The final (along with any other outstanding work from this semester) will be due at the end of class on Wednesday April 21st.

Addendum: it was suggested by several students that you create a new blog to launch the results of your culminating activity. A great idea! The new blog will be the final step in this project and should reflect all the stages in the process of doing the assignment.

* Note: Our class on that day (Wed. Apr. 21) is rescheduled to begin at 11 AM - 2 PM due to exam week. I will be conducting individual assessments during class, so its essential that you attend!

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