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 Anton R•
Jun 04, 2018
Nice course, would have liked to be able to work with different subject matter for various exercises to mix it up a little. i.e. Not just using the same idea.
von E. C C•
Jan 29, 2017
Nice class introducing the ideas of scale, composition and use of white/negative space. A must for people who always want to fill the page. Sometimes less is more.
von Kara K•
May 11, 2016
If you enjoyed the first course in this specialization, you'll enjoy this course, as it's much of the same. The class is more of an independent studio session rather than an instructional course. If you're looking to work with a single visual subject for a few weeks (but lack the discipline or knowledge to do so on your own), this course will benefit you. If you're looking to save money, perhaps stick to just the first class in the specialization (or take this one if you're only interested in image-making).
Sep 30, 2016
von Kaiva J•
Jun 05, 2016
Loved it. More non graded assignments would have been great.
von Teri L•
Jul 09, 2018
Introduction to Imagemaking by the California Institute of Arts is an easy, accessible course online. Of course, it is a build-on to all the skills and vocabulary learnt from the last two courses. From this, the assignments are quite fair and understandable and are build-ups to eventually make a short pictorial narrative at the end.
von Samuele R•
Sep 02, 2017
Quite engaging, I improved my knowledge of Illustrator thanks to the assignments, but I think a few lesson videos are too few/short, especially in the end.
von Lisa H•
May 21, 2017
Nice, hands on course where you really get to the practical parts of design.
von Olli V•
Feb 13, 2018
A well-structured and inspiring course that broadened my perspectives on imagemaking. Although it's clear that imagemaking is definitely an open-ended process, I felt there could've been more examples of digital imagemaking techniques and compositions to give a more comprehensive template for creative thought. Recommended!
von Nicole S•
Jun 04, 2018
Very good course for the amount of time they spend with you.
von Melanie J•
Jul 03, 2017
I found this course to be much more experimentation then anything else. I definitely learned some about composition, but I wish it would've been more focused on layout.
von Anastasia O•
Jun 17, 2018
I learned a lot about imagemaking but I wasn't sure what the point was about making a book. It was fun but I felt "bookmaking" should be another class.
von Pilar F•
Apr 08, 2018
ESTUVO SUPER BUENO. PARA MI SOLO FALTÓ QUE EXISTIERA UNA INSTANCIA DE EVALUACIÓN/COMENTARIOS POR PARTE DE LOS DOCENTES.
IT WAS GREAT. THE ONLY THING I MISSED WAS THE CHANCE TO BE EVALUATED OR TO RECEIVE COMMENTS BY THE TEACHERS.
von Jose M G E•
Nov 22, 2017
I really like the course, I learn a lot of things
I think that some instructios for the assigments are not fully explained
and also I think the voice of the theacher in the videos is low monotonous
von Winnie W•
Jul 14, 2017
More theory and example will give students more detail about image making. Not only a notion.
von Jai C•
Jun 26, 2017
This course has really guided me through making my own images. I can now research any subject and abstract images from a lot of different techniques. It has also made me realize my strengths are the areas for improvement.
von eder a r c•
Aug 27, 2018
von Anca E•
Oct 06, 2018
Course could do with a bit more content and putting some more theory behind the examples, explaining better different currents and schools of thought. It also had too much overlap with the first course in the specialization
von Passant M T•
Oct 19, 2018
von Maria T G•
Nov 10, 2016
Challenging and great!
von MUSTAFA A•
Apr 08, 2017
Thanks for this creative course that learned us different ways andaspects of image making.
von Paul M•
May 09, 2016
I really enjoyed this course and it was one of the most helpful along with the Typography course, but it felt a little impersonal and short on information when I compare this one to the previous ones. I would love to look at more examples of imagemaking and uses of hierarchy.
von Beverley H•
Oct 25, 2016
Really enjoyed the challenges it made me face with designing my own booklet.Has inspired me to do more.
von Leroy S•
May 25, 2016
Gail Swanlund is awesome. Her voice is amazing and fun to listen to. She explains things in a very creative way. So far, this has been my favorite among the Graphic Design Specialization courses. Still have two more courses to go yet!
von Sue D•
May 12, 2016
I love taking courses by the California Institute of the Arts. With that being said this course wasn't the best. It seemed there was not enough information provided. The assignments were too simple. It also seemed like this very material was covered in an earlier course. At least it was available for everyone, not just those that paid. The critiques are the most important part and it was still provided for this course. For that reason alone I raised my review from 2 stars to 4.