Sunday, October 2, 2016

Create > Scanography Images



Create > Scanography Images


Goal: Create compelling images using a flatbed scanner.


Studio Activity:
Be inspired by the work of Elisabeth Schmitz-Garcia > http://goo.gl/AYLHqN and make images using a flatbed scanner.  Similar to a Xerox machine a scanner has the ability to create high quality digital files.  Elisabeth captures exciting movement by draping a fabric over herself and the scanner and then pressing scan.  Her Borderline Personality Disorder portraits show distortion and stretched images as the scanner arm moves across the screen.
Scanners can also be used to take scans of objects placed upon existing photographs.  Look at the examples of this by Rosanna Jones > http://goo.gl/UfVHXA
Get creative and experiment with the scanner and different techniques.        


Trigger Mechanism: Experiment, Distort, Depth of Field


Visual Examples:
Elisabeth Schmitz-Garcia > http://goo.gl/AYLHqN
Rosanna Jones > http://goo.gl/UfVHXA
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 >