Skip to main content
March 31, 2021 3:00–5:00 pm
Online
Special Topics

Documenting your Artwork: COVID Edition

Partnership with DukeCreate & AAHVS

Taught by Augustus Wendell

About the Workshop

During COVID there is a continued need to create well balanced artwork documentation despite the lack of traditional resources or photographic studios. This workshop will discuss and demonstrate techniques for portfolio documentation of artwork (Photographic Images, Drawings, Paintings, Collage, Sculpture and Digital Images) in personal studios, homes or other atypical locations. Documentation techniques will be largely photographic with a focus on managing lighting configurations and camera settings. We will use Adobe Photoshop as a tool for simple digital post production methods to address common challenges in artwork documentation. Finally we will demonstrate the application of 3D modeling and rendering techniques to apply artwork documentation to simulated gallery conditions.

About the Instructor

Augustus E. Wendell is an Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University. Augustus completed his MFA in Computer Art at The School of Visual Arts and his undergraduate studies in Architecture and Photography at Northeastern University. He has held teaching appointments at Parsons the New School for Design, The New York School of Interior Design, Virginia Tech and the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he was program coordinator for the Digital Design program in the College of Architecture and Design.

Augustus researches the application of computational processes to design, the visual arts and historical research. He has a concentration in the application of image and model based workflows to aid in the study of complex geographic and spatial conditions. At Duke Augustus teaches courses in Digital Imaging, Immersive Virtual Worlds, 3D Modeling and Animation and Historical and Cultural Visualization.

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).