Thursday, February 11, 2016

Create > Music Jackets

Create > Music Jackets

Goal: Create 8 music jacket images using the following prompts.
- The Remix
- My Band
- What the Songs Look Like

Studio Action:
  • Create > The Remix: 2 music jacket remixes.  
    • Find, save and analyze your favorite music jackets of your favorite songs.
    • Make a remix of them by mimicking the composition, design and layout but substituting the subject matter with you, your friends, your possessions and the local surroundings.


  • Create > My Band: 2 original music jackets featuring your made-up band, a friends band or a playlist.
    • Establish a genre or music style and use appropriate colors, props, fonts and subject matter that communicates the sound of music ‘your band’ performs.
    • You or part of you must be seen in the music jacket image.
    • You must include the name of ‘your band’ and ‘the album’ in the image.


  • Create > What the Songs Look Like: 4 song metaphor images that include lyrics
    • Develop a playlist of your 4 favorite songs
    • Create an image metaphor for each song
    • Include the lyrics or a part of the lyrics in the image
    • Emphasize the ‘sound’ of the song by adjusting the ‘look’ (color, lighting, filters…)


Tutorial: Layer Palette Photomontage > https://goo.gl/oi40ZA

Trigger Mechanisms: Mimic, Manipulate, Dynamic Posture, Pop, Rock, Country etc...  

Visual Examples:

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect > Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >
Life Skills Survey > http://goo.gl/iEUqr (responses > http://goo.gl/8YDnYF)