Visual Assignments

4 seasons Canada

Canada experiences four distinct seasons – spring, summer, fall (autumn), and winter – due to its geographical location and large landmass. Here are some reasons why the four seasons are so cool in Canada. As a geography teacher, I love teaching about the geographical extent, latitude, continental climate, influence of oceans, polar jet streams, hemispheres etc… This visual assignment is a powerful way to demonstrate the 4 seasons.

Visual assignment

Make a collage of the 4 seasons: Winter, Fall, Summer, and Spring.


What is is to be Strong, to be Brave? 

I would lke to add diferent pictures to aswering this question, and add a back story as to why i am asking this question!

Stay Home – Living is Dangerous

Create some sort of graphic. Design the overall graphic to convey some sort of feeling or theme, but then have text saying something completely contradictory to the theme or feeling. Sort of like one of those old anti-motivational posters, but with more design than a black box with a white frame.”

City Graphic Poster

Find or take a pretty photo that would work well for a poster. Bring it into Adobe Illustrator and make it into an image trace- I used low fidelty photo. Next, bring the photo into Adobe Photoshop and make any changes or add any missing elements- I painted a large sky using a gradient and low opacity brush to make it a poster size rather than square. Finally, add some text with city name or nickname- I added some fog on top cause it’s San Francisco and I also erased the bottom of some of the letters to make it look like the letters were sitting inside the city limits rather than floating on top.

Two Image Graphic Spread

Combine two or more photos In a multi-image spread. Using Adobe illustrator or comparable, make the images into a graphic- I used the image trace 16 colors On Illustrator. Next I made the image trace a live paint to correct any mis colored regions. Add the locations of the photos.

Replay Value

This is one for the gamers. Tell an original story/scene by reappropriating screenshots from your favourite game! How? Here’s some ideas: Overwrite the text/add elements to the picture/”fake” screenshot art!

This is from my favorite game Animal Crossing. This worked perfect because you earn points in the game but they are considered Bells or Nook Miles. It tells a extra story by saying “Please use my death for fake internet points from strangers online.” It creates a twisted kind of meme to leave a person laughing or questioning why they just got told that in thr game, but its just a overwrite to create screenshot art.

Say It Like The Peanut Butter

Make an animated gif from your favorite/least favorite movie capturing the essence of a key scene. Make sure the movement is minimal but essential.

Note this is a classic and historic DS106 assignment, the second one ever created. It has been resurrected from the tomb of lost assignments.

Populate the landscape

Landscape paintings often look like lonely places. What if we took some inspiration from Arrowhead altered art and added people or other characters to Bob Ross paintings? After all, every painting needs a friend.

Name this flower

Name this flower – search up on the net then come back and name it

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