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What's a good course title for this Art class?

Asked by Carly (4550points) September 13th, 2010

I’m currently taking a 300 level studio art class at my college. Right now it’s a topics class called “Visual Resources.” The school wants to officially add the course to our catalog, but my teacher wants to rename the title of it. He’s asked us to come up with a better name, but I’m stumped. Maybe you guys can help.

Here’s what the class is mainly about:
We are using photographic images (either ours or from others we have permission from) to inspire other forms of art that we are making. We are mostly be drawing, painting and monoprinting, and will be writing a large paper (15–20 pages) researching other artists who use photography in their work as well as for inspiration.

Hope you guys can help!

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Inspirational photography? Or Photographic Inspiration?

marinelife's avatar

Photo-Inspired Art

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@marinelife Ooo, that’s better!

SundayKittens's avatar

Photo-Referential Design


nebule's avatar

I’d love to do this course!!

I like @SundayKittens

amylalala11's avatar

Inspired Images

Austinlad's avatar

Photo Synthesis

SundayKittens's avatar

@Austinlad OOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Ben_Dover's avatar

Improvisational Paintography

shadling21's avatar

Photographic Muses.

Scooby's avatar

Altered images. :-/

cantescapefate's avatar

Inspiring photographic?

Ben_Dover's avatar

@Austinlad Seems to have really nailed this with, ”Photo Synthesis

Saun's avatar

Photo-manipulation 101? * Cough * It sounds like Photo-manip to me.

BarnacleBill's avatar

I have to say I like Photo Synthesis.

Trans-Medium Images might be applicable, as you are taking a photograph and reproducing the image in a different medium, either two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally.

Second-Vision – a photograph is an artistic representation. By creating a representation of an image captured in a photograph, the student is required to look past the superficial and retell the story in the original image, adding their interpretation in a fresh medium.

SundayKittens's avatar

Photo Synthesis is good. But I’m thinking it’s better for a workshop than a college course…they usually like the course names to be self-explanatory and scholasticish. yes, I made that word up

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@SundayKittens All words can have -ish added on to them. Because I said so.

Carly's avatar

@Saun I would think that photo manipulation would be digital adjustments to photos.
Most of the time we aren’t even physically using the photos in our work.

Framedartpictures's avatar

How about “Photographic Communication”?

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