For this project you will need to take a photo of yourself, a friend, or a family member to inspire your project. You will make a contour line drawing of your person from your photo using pencil and then go over it in Sharpie to vary the line thickness. Lastly, you will ad d watercolor using the triadic color harmony of your choice. Watch this video to see the process
Check out the inspiring contour line drawings of Katie Acheson Wolford
Use the worksheet to guide you with this process:
Contour Line Portrait with Watercolor
When an assignment is completed you will need to take a high quality photograph of your artwork.
Here are some tips:
Turn In the Photograph
Photograph before edits- DO NOT TURN IN A PHOTOGRAPH LIKE THIS!
High quality photograph after edits
You will complete 3 drawing assessments to demonstrate your understanding of the art terms.
1. Portrait Drawing
2. Landscape Drawing
3. Perspective Drawing
To document your understanding of the terms at the beginning of the year
To track your progress throughout the year
Assess what I need to teach you this year
Complete in one period
Remember this is a starting point! You will improve your work this year!
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)
Design is the prerequisite for most studio art courses. Its focus is on the elements and principles of design, the means by which artists organize their imagery to produce strong visual impact.
Students will explore a variety of art materials, many diverse art techniques and approaches as ways of communicating their ideas. Students will develop their technical skills and their art vocabulary, their sense of aesthetics and color theory.
Projects will include drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, and mixed media, with emphasis on critical thinking, craftsmanship, and presentation of artwork. Students are required to keep a personal sketchbook and study specific artists, cultures, and art historical movements.
Critical thinking, creativity, craftsmanship, personal effort, and sketchbook/homework assignments are all included in the grading process. In order to succeed in this class, students must meet the required criteria given for all the assignments, be prepared to question and critique their own work as well as the work of other artists and approach each art process with an open mind and a positive attitude.
The Course Expectations can be found on the right side of the page.
This is full year foundation course that will aid in your understanding and creating a wide variety of 2-D and 3-D artwork.