I'm so happy i did this course. Gail, you're amazing and you made my imagination go wild with just your words. I can see you love your craft and that's very inspiring. Enjoyed this course all the way!
This is more challenging that it seems. It forces you to think creatively and critically with a seemingly simple subject. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to work with their hands a bit
by Fides M•
I really loved this course! Not only was it very informative, it was inspiring and challenging. It pushed me to think out of the box and get out of my comfort zone to create images. I am still learning Adobe Illustrator. The projects encouraged me to use and learn Illustrator and In Design in a manner that was relevant to me (compared to just watching video how-to's. I enjoyed the progression of the topics. Every week, the projects became more complex, building up on what we learned in the previous week. I didn't know if I could create a digital book, but I did!
by Molly B•
I was excited about this class but I felt like it was a little lacking. There were not many videos so I felt like I was not able to learn a ton. I also felt the assignments just felt a little like busy work, basically just copying and pasting the same images. I would have like to have learned a little more detail about actually creating images through video and had a few different, more useful assignments.
by Alastair T•
Like Gail Swanlund, the instructor, says, you will get a great deal more out of this course if you do the optional assignments. It is basically a studio class about being set free to go make as many types of images as possible. It's not going to teach you taste or discernment, however. I enjoyed the exercises, though I would say that it is often not clear what aspects of the brief are a preference or a suggestion versus a requirement. Read the grading criteria carefully, because they are stricter than you'd think from the generally "go experiment & have fun!" attitude that prevails. Specifically: make sure you do the optional assignment where you make as many of your own images as possible; it will help in the long run.
by Helene C•
By taking this course, you will gain better understanding of how to create an image, manipulate its visual aspects and the meaning it carries. As the title of this course implies, you will be making images from scratch or assembling ready made images that will develop into something else. I personally enjoyed the four weeks sequence. Recommended to novice or intermediate seeking some brushup.
by Valentina D•
Great course! Thanks to the organizers from all my heart! I received a charge of inspiration, learned a lot. Thanks to all the classmates for their feedback and good wishes! It was great to see the works and approaches of others. I was able to realize my old ideas, the course has pushed me to the point to be more focused and self-disciplined. I feel more positive and able! Thank you!
by John M•
This was one of the most enjoyable classes I've taken so far. Gail encouraged me to have fun with the image making process. Learning the different styles of composition was also extremely helpful. I realize peer reviews are an important part of learning, but I would also like to have actual staff/teachers provide feedback and assessments.
by Michelle G•
I have really enjoyed the Introduction to Imagemaking course. It has inspired me to do more visual research and helped me gain a deeper understanding of that process. It has also inspired me to get hands on and generate lots of different images; I feel i have stretched my boundaries in doing this.
by Daria Z•
So far it's been just about 1 week since i have started the course, but I'm really excited, i like the tasks! The course is built in a way that really motivates you to create! After all it's a core goal for the Graphic designer! Keep it up! Let's see what happens next! Good luck to every one!
by Miki A•
This is a strong foundational course for the perceptive student. If you complete the assignments with self-discipline and patience, carefully following both inspiration and practical advice, you will learn a method for creating unique images for your graphic or image-based book design work.
by Julie S•
This course seemed really right brained and artsy - which I guess was the point. I'm used to a lot more structure and instruction. But I really had fun with the course and assignments. I learned a lot about what I could do in imagemaking that I really had never explored before.
by Ferdinand P•
Image-making will let you appreciate how a design is formed. Having finished the course, I look at designs now as more than just a representation of something. I see designs now as art forms, styled to express not only its connotative meaning but its denotative meaning as well.
by Samantha F•
This was a great course. It helped me commit to an idea and follow through with it over the course of th four weeks. It also helped me to think outside the box and not be afraid to start imagemaking from scratch and build on it through practice and experimentation.
by Alice C•
I had the opportunity to stop for a moment and deepen the different work processes for creating images. I found it interesting to see the same object in different perspectives and make it in totally different ways, to then tell a story with a narrative rhythm.
by Roberto M A•
Excellent course, with a very practical approach and a wonderful strategy of learning by doing. During this course we receive very important knowledge and information about composition, storytelling and techniques of image-making. Simple excellent!
by Muhammad I•
It was a wonderful experience of image-making. It was also the first time I came out from my comfort zone and actually did some design work to my portfolio. Thanks, Coursera, Thanks CALARTS, and thanks to our teachers who made us a visual person.
by Michelle H•
Engaged, passionate and enquiring teachers who produced excellent course materials. Great assessment format with feedback and grading from fellow students. An inspiring course encouraging an experimental and open approach with making images. :D
by Daria D•
This is an excellent course! I took the first three in the series, and in this course I learned the most. The instructor builds the complexity of the subject step by step, so that the student gains a new level of understanding step by step
by Juan C E•
This is an inspiring course, and a challenge to go back to the basics. As I was at college 2 decades ago, this has been a powerful experience of re-discover and put to work my talents and skills. A true turning point in life! Thank you.
by Xiomara C•
You make me work... grab crayons and paint. And that's exactly the kind of things I needed to do to make images, just theory wouldn't make a thing. Very well structured course, the Coursera plattform is amazing!!! (pardon my english)
by luciana a a•
Was very provocative. Instead of long explanations or motivation we were given space to explore ideas, techniques and develop a final assignment that really wraps up all that we produced during the previous weeks.
by Dorcas P•
ME GUSTA BASTANTE ESTE CURSO, YA QUE PODEMOS APRENDER MAS, REALIZAR VARIAS TAREAS O CUESTIONARIOS PARA EJERCITAR NUESTRA MENTE Y SABER QUE FUE LO QUE APRENDIMOS...
YO APRENDÍ MUCHÍSIMO GRACIAS A ESTE CURSO.
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