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Studio in Art - Sketchbook Assignments Term 1 and 2 2017

One of the yearlong goals for Studio in Art is to improve your ability to draw realistically. Drawing is crucial for expressing your ideas visually in a variety of endeavors such as painting or architecture. Even some Dentists learn about teeth by drawing them.

In drawing we learn to see the world in a new and different way. Just as athletes exercise and musicians practice- visual artists must also train to see and draw.

 

  1. Drawings should take 20-30 minutes to complete. They are due on Fridays and we will critique them in class and revisions may be handed in on Monday. BONUS PARTICIPATION CREDIT FOR ASSIGNMENTS HANDED IN ON TIME.
  2. All drawings must show value changes created by light falling on objects; cast shadows on the ground and adjacent objects, highlights. A STRONG LIGHT SOURCE WILL HELP!
  3. Consider your composition – USE THE WHOLE PAGE-overlap objects, have subject matter run over the edge of the page, group objects together
  4. Show a texture like rough wood or paper, smooth glass, etc. Try to create the illusion of what the surface may feel like.
  5. Please draw from life. Do not copy cartoons or anime. You would be copying someone else version of reality.
  6. Draw from an unusual angle (extreme close-up, looking down from above or up from below, etc.)
  7. After school sketchbook help will be available on Thursdays after school

 

 

Term 2 Sketchbook Assignments

Due December 6th – Draw a value study based on the photo you are using for

your landscape painting

 

Due January 10th – Draw a bird or animal

 

 

Due January 17ththFree Choice use the criteria above (1-6)

 

Lorenzo 2017

Term 1

Due October 11th – Draw three views of a phone or electronic device in one composition

 

Due October 18th – Draw a corner of a room and include at least three objects                                                          (windows, furniture, lamps, shelves, or doors)

 

Due October 25stDraw one of your meals, breakfast, lunch, or dinner show food on a plate or bowl include the table surface. (Maybe include silverware and glassware)

 

Due November 1thFree Choice use the criteria above (1-6) CANCELLED!

 

Lorenzo 2017




 

Sketchbook Assignments

Submitted by: Amanda Linn,
Harmony Grove High School
ADVANCED PLACEMENT SKETCHBOOK IDEAS

 

[ Sketchbook ideas K- 8 | Sketchbook Advocacy | Sketchbook Labels ]
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From Amanda Linn: I thought these might be useful to others. I am sometimes stumped for meaningful sketchbook ideas. Many of these are ideas I have "sponged" and modified from other people. Others were designed to prepare my students for specific art experiences we will have in the future or to support themes and ideas we are exploring.

 

· Select an above or below point of view in a specific area (your room, kitchen, bathroom, outside, in a car, etc. Complete this drawing paying attention to details. You may complete the drawing in pencil, colored pencil, pen, etc.

· Choose a portion of a magazine or newspaper picture. Glue that picture on a page in your sketchbook. Create a drawing that incorporates that picture into a story. You may use more than one magazine or newspaper image BUT the artwork should be made mainly from your added drawings. This artwork should span 2 pages. You may use color or shading. OR you could use a color scheme (monochromatic, etc.)

 

· Choose an enclosed space- a kitchen cabinet, a television, an oven, a refrigerator, in a drawer or closet. What human qualities do the objects in the enclosed space assume when no one is watching? Do the mustard bottles dance? Do the socks play cards? This can be one page with details…be sure and show the interior of the space as well as the objects.

 

· Over 2 pages show the gradual transformation of a pair of scissors into another object- example: scissors into a shark- DON"T USE THIS EXAMPLE- it was my idea. Details are needed in the drawing- color is optional.

· If you got a holiday card from one of these artists what would it look like?

  • Pablo Picasso

  • Berthe Morisot

  • Salvador Dali

  • Georgia O’Keefe

  • Vincent Van Gogh

  • Frida Kahlo

· Arrange three related objects (3 kitchen items, 3 shoes, sports equipment, etc.) into a composition. Draw on one page using a light source and shading

· Create an image using only found images (from magazines, newspapers, worksheets, etc.) The image should communicate a message or tell a story

· Practice drawing anything from observation- the most common things are good practice

· Look at yourself in a spoon- draw the distorted image

· What happens when a 6-foot tall squirrel shows up in your yard?

· Identify an object that relates to your identity. Create an artwork that uses the image of that object (or the actual object) as the SINGLE FOCUS of the artwork. Open media.

· Fill in the blank… "I am a _________ in this world." Use the text of the completed sentence to inform the artwork. Open Media. This should be a 2 page spread

· Answer these questions with an image:

At age six I was ________

At age twelve I was _______

Now I am ________

At age 25 I will be ______

At age 75 I will be ______

Arrange these images in a composition that communicates your identity. Open media. Should span at least 4 pages in some order that communicates the answers to the questions.

· Illustrate a dream you have had using only 5 symbols (single images that communicate ideas) This may take one or two pages. You may use color or black and white to complete the image.  Consider what you know about composition, emphasis, etc. as you build the images.

· Make a detailed drawing of your hand holding something related to the fall season OR related to school. Make the drawing large enough that it touches all the edges of the page. You may add color or use shading

· Your choice- create a one or two page drawing that demonstrates several of your strongest art skills. This is your chance to create your own assignment as many of you have requested,

· What does the holiday season really mean to you? Your image can be abstract or realistic; you may choose the media. AVOID common images- meaning if you choose to show holiday gifts- SHOW THEM IN A CREATIVE WAY! I

· Create a design using elements from magazine or newspaper images. Cut and paste the images onto the page in your sketchbook to create the design.

· Practice observational drawing skills by drawing from the following list:

  • Shoes

  • Corner of a room in your house

  • Create an arrangement of objects, use a lamp or other light to make dramatic shadows,

  • Your pet

  • Creative views of your car, bicycle, skateboard, etc.

  • Make the image reach all the way to the edges of the page. Demonstrate what you know about point of view, emphasis, composition, positive and negative space, etc.

· Practice drawing from your imagination by drawing from the following list:

  • What would you see if you grew wings and flew over our town?

  • What if your big toe became its own person?

  • What if you suddenly became very very small?

Advanced Placement Sketchbook Ideas

Submitted by Robert Teslow:

Appropriate an image from magazine/newspaper/web-image that illustrates/demonstrates an unusual point of view of common objects, space/place, architecture, or group of things/people, other.

Draw a same size line drawing from your image.

Draw an enlarged scale version based on your same size line drawing (don’t be concerned about some changes in image… current drawing compared to a previous one).

Use oil pastels to enhance enlarged line drawing. Select among the following color relationships to be a guide to using color for expression and emphasis.

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