COMD1100 Monday Class

Hi all,

Prof. Rosen will be meeting with you for part of our COMD 1100 class today (Monday, November 18th- 2:30 pm-5 pm), since I’m not feeling well.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you should still read through the COMD1100 Monday class outline on the class site: HERE. Contact me by email or OpenLab message with questions.

Homework Due and Materials Needed for Thursday can be found HERE.

See you all on Thursday.


COMD Student Show Deadline

Just a reminder that the Student Show is coming up.

I need to submit your work by Thursday (tomorrow!). I’m planning to showcase your Project #3 animations, which were due this past Monday.

If you didn’t submit your work on Monday, please bring your animated gifs or psds to class on a flash drive.

And please don’t forget your color supplies! 🙂

COMD Reminder!

Here’s your reminder for tomorrow/Thursday’s class. 🙂

Homework Due

  1. Writing: Spend 10 minutes writing about your favorite song; describing it in terms of pattern, line, shape, variety. Consider how some sounds repeat to create rhythm. Do these observations affect how you understand the meaning of the music or the intention of the composer/songwriter/artist?
  2. Pattern Squares: While listening to your favorite piece of music rework/refine your 24 Pattern squares.
  3. Texture Squares: Using a soft graphite pencil on several pieces of tracing paper, create 24 squares of unique relief rubbings of different textures to represent the sounds you hear in your favorite piece of music. Go out into the world to find textures!

Materials needed

COMD Reminder for Monday

Great work on COMD 1100 Project 1! Please come to class prepared to work on Project #2. Check the class site to see what’s due and which materials are needed for class.

Homework Due

  1. Project #1 Deliver: Update the written reflection in your Curious Artifacts post to include feedback from the critique.
    • If you haven’t already, leave at least one comment on a fellow classmates’ Curious Artifacts post. Review Providing Feedback for guidelines.
    • Important: You will receive your grade via a private comment on your post. Make sure your work is submitted correctly.
  2. Take the Project #1 Quiz.
  3. Complete the Thumbnail Pattern Squares exercise while listening to your favorite piece of music.
  4. Visual Library: Post an image that best represents your favorite piece of music or song. Include the artist/composer, song title, and a link, if possible, to your favorite piece of music or song.

Materials needed

Becoming a college student

The moment I realized that I had finished high school I was already on to college. At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to college but I wanted my education to be more of an inspiration for a career in the future.

For my first week into this new college life,I have seen that you would meet people, speak to them,and probably never talk to them again but I believe that everyone wants their own space too. Sometimes it’s not hard to make just one friend. However the first week wasn’t that difficult to get by, it seemed rather easy too. As long as I remember what I was told about the elevators or how bathroom were in different odd or even floors but not for both genders as a heads up on my new student day before my classes start officially. I had started to get used to the place and even explore the floors to know where was what. Many classmates had already become friends with others so quickly because they had things in common or probably know each other from their old school or middle school.

College is a lot different from what I thought it would be even though it did remind me of high school but in a different environment that’s not the same. In my foundation drawing class everyone would give their option on what they thought was to be worked on or give a clear understanding on what they had their thoughts set up on. It would turn out to be a good help since sometimes others would use some vocabulary we probably now hearing or we didn’t understand at all before. 

Overall, I think college is still fun and a very new welcoming community where I’ll probably be friends with someone that will be popular or famous person in their career.

COMD Reminder: PROJECT #1 is DUE

Hello all! Project #1 is due tomorrow at the start of class. Looking forward to seeing your finished work.

Please note, it’s better to submit an incomplete project than a late project. If you turn in and present your work on time, you will have the opportunity to rework and improve your grade.

See you soon!

Homework Due

  1. PROJECT #1 is DUE for critique!
    • Points are deducted for late submissions and missed critiques.
  2. Follow the Submitting Your Work guidelines and include the project-specific details found under Project #1 Deliver. We will use the class blog to present work during the critique.
  3. Leave at least one comment on a fellow classmates’ Curious Artifacts post. Review Providing Feedback for specific guidelines.

Materials needed

COMD Reminder

Review the COMD1100 site to make sure you have completed the homework and are prepared with the required materials for Monday’s class. Contact me with questions.

Homework Due on Monday

  • Rework your thumbnail sketches and bring your refined sketch to class.
  • IMPORTANT! Come prepared with the required materials (see list below) to COMPLETE your inked compositions in class.
  • Visual Library: Contribute an image of an advertisement or brand that demonstrates Stable Figure/Ground.

Materials needed for MONDAY’S CLASS