Sketchbook Assignment - Directional Lines
Unlike the expressive, directional lines are very precise. Lines should all be the same thickness. These lines look as if they are bending and overlapping. This is not "free" like expressive lines but calculated, constant, and even.
DUE DATE: Friday, October 26
Due Monday, September 17
1. Get a sketchbook at Michael's, A.C. Moore or other art store.
Please get a sketchbook that is 11" x 14" with 60lb. paper or greater.
*any brand is fine but it must be the right size!
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2. Please bring in four pencils and two erasers in a ziploc bag or other container to keep in class.
3. Please bring in a box of tissues
4. One Item from the WISH LIST
5. Parent Permission Form
6. Review Course Expectations
ART ROOM WISH LIST
Plastic Storage Bins
Packages of Ziploc Bags ( gallon size)
Half a Face -Sketchbook Assignment
Create a drawing of a value scale. It must include 10 steps and be completed in pencil.
Complete a picture of a face using pencil.
Create a pencil drawing of your hand holding an object
1. Select an object to hold that is unique in it's shape and form. (please no cell phones)
2. Create 4-6 thumbnail sketches ( quick drawings to plan the best composition) to " test" a variety of compositions
3. Select the strongest composition
4. Use a pencil to create the drawing of the hand holding the object
5. Spend 1.5 to 2 hours on the assignment
6. Review and edit the drawing prior turning it in
Create a pencil drawing of the negative space around an object
Homework- Photograph a Color Wheel
Demonstrate your understanding of the color wheel by creating a photograph of objects that are arranged to create an accurate color wheel.
1. Understand the color wheel and the following terms:
Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Colors
2. Read this link:
3. Collect objects that illustrate all of the colors on the color wheel
4. Arrange in a circle on WHITE or NEUTRAL color background.
5. Use your ipad to photograph the objects. YOU MUST use original photographs that YOU take, do not grab images off of the internet
6. Take multiple pictures in various types of lighting
7. Select the strongest picture
8. Crop and edit if necessary
9. You will show the image on your ipad for class critique
Due date: Thursday, November 12
Homework- Nature Installation
Inspiration: Artist Andy Goldsworthy
Art Challenge: Create and document with photography a “nature installation” that utilizes the five elements of art: line, shape, value, texture, and color.
Installation art is a genre of art that incorporates any media to create a visceral and/or conceptual experience in a particular environment.
It can include any media from tree branches to words or, more traditional media such as sculpture, video, sound, and space itself.
Some installations are site-specific; they can only exist in the space for which they were created.
Check out these examples of Installation Artists:
Christo and Jean Claude
Here are examples of student art: BHS DESIGN Students Examples
Due Date: Tuesday, May 19
Create two 5" squares in pencil of your two initials. Use one serif font and one sans serif
In one box create a drawing of your first initial with a san serif font. It may be one that you create or a famous font. You decide. The font should fill the entire box and should be one color.
In the second box create a drawing of your second initial using a serif font. It may be one that you create or a famous font. You decide. The font should fill the entire box.
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Create an Aurasma video of you discussing your artwork that is in the art exhibition.
Set up an Aurasama account
Create a script and plan out what you would like to say about your artwork
You need to highlight the following information in your video:
What class you are in
The title of your artwork
The objective of the assignment
Materials that you used to create your artwork
Successful attributes of the artwork
Any other explanation or ideas
GIVE THANKS- Sketchbook Assignment
Give Thanks. CREATE a work of art depicting something that you are thankful for
1. Brainstorm and create a list of things that you are grateful for. Example: sunshine, chocolate, a friend or family member.
2. Create sketches of a few of these ideas. Discuss and show ideas to friend or family member. Select the best idea.
3. Select the best medium for the artwork. It should be something that you feel comfortable with and will convey your message.
4. Make the artwork a completed, polished work of art that can be given to a friend or family member.
Due Date: Thursday, November 20
This is full year foundation course that will aid in your understanding and creating a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork.