Oct 09, 2017
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!
May 22, 2019
Very useful course. Really puts you to practice. I learned a lot and feel encouraged to continue. Reviewing other peer's work was inspiring and gave me fresh ideas about what I could have done better.
von Viorel-Daniel S•
Sep 16, 2017
The course failed to make me enthusiastic about image making the way I was enthusiastic about typography in the preceding course.
von Raquel Z W•
Nov 13, 2017
The content of this module is good, however I think It's very complicated to depend on student's reviews only.
von Georgia K•
May 05, 2016
Very poor instructions and not enough theory.
von Daria H•
Jun 20, 2016
This course is good, although it repeats a lot from the Fundamentals of Graphic Design.
Aug 14, 2017
kinda too basic for me....but it would be a good course for beginners
von Vivian F•
Jan 12, 2018
von Dmitrii P•
Feb 23, 2017
Pretty weak teaching - "maybe you can place objects in this order, or maybe in this order". No any clear logics.
von Jackie F•
Dec 11, 2017
General and basic overview of image-making techniques and strategies.
von Kristen F•
Jul 08, 2017
The class was okay, I didn't feel like I learned anything particularly exceptional, but maybe that is because I have taken several art classes already so many parts of this felt repetitive. I also personally didn't like the instructor's voice/manner of speaking, but that's just a personal opinion and not reflecting on her teaching as a whole.
von Megan C•
May 25, 2016
While I did enjoy this course, I found it to be less useful than the first two in the series. I also noticed a lot of repetition from the course before. I think my expectation was to learn more about imagemaking in a digital sense, but I'm still happy overall that I took this course and I can't wait to earn my specialization.
von Seth B•
Dec 04, 2016
Would have liked to have more assignments and content on imagemaking rather than a focus on making a book. I feel like I got just as much imagemaking experience from the intro to graphic design course offered by Cal Arts.
von Alice H•
May 09, 2017
The progression of this course was not as comprehensive as the others in the Graphic Design Specialization series. We went from finding images online one week to creating handmade artwork the next. It would be more helpful for the instructor to build more of the work for the final assignment into the previous weeks.
von P Z C•
Jun 02, 2017
This course has lots of similarities as in Foundamental graphics design and I expected more after I started to pay for the course. Feel that many students are confused about the assignment and I don't feel students are taken good care of in time. But I appreciate that classmates are trying to help eath other.
von Dries N•
Jun 29, 2017
Not enough video's and explanation and what's there is to simplistic.
Not so good questions to review other people's work.
von Kenzie B•
Nov 29, 2016
If you've completed the first course in this specialization, then this is a repeat of a lot of the same information. I didn't find the teaching style very effective either, though it may work better for others.
von AMIN R•
Jun 29, 2016
Good course if you are driven and can teach yourself. I like the instructor's approach. I'm giving 3 stars only because I was looking for something more about techniques..
von Mingtao W•
May 16, 2019
I can feel that if taking in real world, this class will be a lot of fun. However, I don't think the design of this course really transits to online platforms. Without face-to-face teaching, it's hard to really do image-making works--there's no motivation, nor "quality control" from the teacher. Plus, this course is full of readings and DIYs, but I hope to see more lectures.
von Lisiane P P•
Aug 07, 2019
I didn't like the rythm, the way that the tasks were passed. Many times it was a bit confusing.
von Amy B K•
Aug 25, 2019
Overall the course was wonderful. I wish I personally would have had more access to art supplies or experience with computer programs ahead of time-doing so would have made this course more rewarding and engaging for me.
von Mary A V•
Nov 07, 2019
To be honest, the professor had a lot of extraneous meandering monologues that seemed poorly written (or possibly off the cuff), and I sometimes felt that criteria for performance evaluation was very subjective or ambiguously written for a course where we are subject to peer evaluation.
von Turo U•
Nov 12, 2019
Great course, but it takes a little bit more time that estimated. Teacher is a very good and inspiring. However the peer feedback is really poor. It would be nice if the teacher could also give some feedback (for example just in one exercise).
von Leticia C R•
May 11, 2016
I understand it was a more practical course but still more information would have been great. Same assignments but more information would have been great. Other courses had more videos.
von Veena V•
May 09, 2016
I found the course videos quite dull and uninteresting. The topics covered could have been taught a lot better. I finished this course only because I wanted to get through the specialization course. I found that the course 'Fundamentals of Graphic Design' did an exponentially better job of explaining image making techniques and composition. The assignments in this course are reasonably good but the instruction videos can definitely benefit from some additional in-depth material.
von Lin Z•
Sep 11, 2017
The course is generally interesting as a purely visual exercise, but It's not very clear what are the learning points are. Even the final assignment is not very clear in its objective, and no samples are shown. (The final video shows the process of handcrafting a book, but doesn't even show us the final book!) Would recommend this only for people who have created artwork before, or at least have a keen desire to do so.
von Arshla J•
Sep 24, 2016
Quite a repetition of Fundamentals of Graphics Design, the first course in the specilization.