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Sketch Book Assignments
In order to receive full credit: Draw from observation, use a sharp #2 pencil, contour lines, textures, light and shadow, and use all of the required time.
Assignment #1 - Feet
Contour Line Drawing - 30 minutes
Sit comfortably with your feet crossed and propped up in front of you. Put sketchbook in your lap with a clear view of your feet.
a) Look at the contour of your feet, use your eye to follow the imaginary line around your feet. Now, pick up your pencil and put it on page to start your drawing by repeating the same eye method and NOT LOOKING AT YOUR DRAWING/PENCIL---blind contour drawing.
b) Repeat drawing, but this time you can look, draw, look at your paper--modified contour drawing.
You will have two drawings for this assignment.
Assignment #2 - Hand
Contour Line Drawing - 20 minutes
You will have at least three drawings for this assignment.
You are going to make a drawing of your hand from an unusual view, with the hand and fingers pointed directly towards your eye. Sit at a table with the sketchbook in front of you, position your hand, and rest your elbow on the table.
a) Begin by doing two or three blind contour drawings of your hand.
b) Try again, this time your can look, draw, look . . remember not to erase any lines, you can redraw lines (called restatements) over lines that you want to adjust.
Assignment #3 - Vegetable or Fruit
Contour and Shading - 20 minutes
You are going to make two drawings.
a) Look at the vegetable or fruit and put it away. Draw the vegetable or fruit from memory adding whatever details you remember.
b) Place vegetable or fruit in front of you and draw it as accurately as you can.
Assignment #4 - Texture
Draw the contour of a piece of furniture.
Divide interior space by using design of furniture. Fill each division with invented textures. Don't confuse pattern with texture.
Assignment #5 - Contrasting Textures
30 minutes- 15 minutes for each drawing
You are going to make 2 (two) drawings.
Draw from observation, select two objects with contrasting textures. Example: toothbrush with toothpaste on it; plate with broccoli on it; glass with water spill on the table; tennis ball on grass, etc.
TOUCH TEXTURES TO FEEL THE DIFFERENCE
Assignment #6 - Drapery/Folds
Hang a cloth (shirt, dress, coat) over a chair and arrange so it creates many folds in the fabric. Draw the shapes. Use shading in the tones. Be sensitive to hard and soft edges.
Assignment #7 - Toy
Select a toy from your early childhood. Remember to use light/shadow, textures, etc.
Assignment #8 - Perspective Drawing
Select six or eight objects: toys, shoes, boxes, etc. Scatter objects to make an arrangement, but make sure they appear to go back in space. Draw the objects making sure they overlap or touch at some point. Remember objects appear larger in front, smaller as they get further away. Exaggerate, adjust, and change what you see to increase feeling of depth. Top of the page is very small, bottom is extra large.
Assignment #9 - Texture
Trace your hand in your sketchbook. In each section, create texture drawings to represent feel and sound.
Assignment #10 - One and Two-Point Perspective
Make a drawing of a corner of your room. Use one and two-point perspective. Don't forget textures!
Assignment #11 - Perspective with Cylinders
Practice drawing ellipses.
Draw two ellipses: one large and below one small. Connect ellipses at edge to create a bowl. Draw fruit in the bowl and shade bottom of bowl and fruit.
Arrange a still life of a bowl of fruit and draw from observation.
Assignment #12 - Facial Proportion
Using a mirror. Draw your self-portrait. Begin with blind contour beginning from ear to ear. Don't draw top of head or hair until very last. Outline proportions, large shapes, dark values to light values.
Assignment #13 - Pointillism, Stippling
Select an object that would make a good subject for a picture drawing with dots; an old shoe, jar, animal, fruit, vegetable, etc. Make a faint outline sketch of your object. Start making dots, using a fine-tip marker or pen and ink. All the dots should be the same size. Place dots closer together to create a darker value, farther apart for lighter values.
Assignment #14 - Flower or Leaaf
Contour and Shading - 30 minutes
Assignment #15 - Expressive Drawing
Draw a shoestring that expresses an emotion or mood. Be sure to draw the string with not only lines but textures. Use light and shadow.
Assignment #16- One or Two-Point Perspective: Electronic Equipment
Draw a piece of electronic equipment. Use two-point perspective below eye-level line. Start by drawing a cube. Use only contour lines. Don’t forget shadows. Personify the object.
Assignment #17 – Gesture Drawings
25 minutes: 5 minutes each drawing
Sit in a public place with people engaging in an activity. Quickly sketch their forms in movement. You can draw individuals or groups of people. Five separate drawings.
Assignment #18 - Glass of Water
Fill a tall, clear glass with water and ice. Begin with the contour, draw what you see INSIDE the glass.
Rules of the Game
Rules of the Game
Email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Projects are graded by the following criteria:
Responsibility - All assignments are turned in on time for full credit. NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED unless it is due to an excused absence. NO EXCEPTIONS. Work is accepted before an unexcused absence but not after an unexcused absence. Think ahead of time and organize! SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING. It is better to receive an “F” than a zero.
Enough time is allocated in class for each project. If class time is not wasted, there should be little homework in addition to the weekly drawing assignments. (Art homework, with parent approval, may be done listening to music).
If you get a grade on a project and feel you can do better, the project can be redone before the end of the grading period. However, you will not receive more than a B on any re-do of an assignment. It’s important that you learn from your efforts and you will not be penalized for trying. Putting forth your best effort for everything is what is required for success in this class.
When learning various concepts, it is important to listen to the directions so that the project is successfully executed. If directions are not followed, the grade will be lowered accordingly.
Every step in art is important and each step needs to be treated with respect and done with care. This also includes that art projects are not to be folded or crushed into backpacks.
You will receive credit for working hard on a project even if it does not successfully turn out. The opposite also applies; if you are talented but don’t work to your level of ability, you will be marked down accordingly.
Name on Paper
If you do not have your name on your paper, you will not receive credit. NO NAME, NO CREDIT. Your name is to be in pencil on the bottom right corner. Next to your name, put your period. For example: Marie Meacham, 4th
If you are absent when we start a new project, it is up to YOU to recover any information discussed in class. You can do this by contacting your class buddy, asking our TA or by making an appointment with me after school.
Classroom rules are simple:
No criticizing the work of others.
All cabinets are off limits.
Paper cutter is off limits.
You are required to bring your own pencil, eraser, glue stick and sketchbook to class everyday.
Each table will be responsible for returning their supplies and cleaning up before dismissal.
Do not waste or abuse materials.
Treat all tools and utensils with respect.
Gum chewing is not allowed at Chaboya and certainly not in our classroom. You will be sent to the office with a referral if you are chewing gum.
No food or drinks are allowed in class.
Inappropriate attire is considered an act of defiance. You will be sent to the office with a referral.
You will be marked tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings.
Can’t is a dirty word in this class.
Consequences for the conduct mentioned above, except otherwise stated, general disrespect, or no participation is as follows:
Referral to Assistant Principal
In cases of continual misconduct, the student will be separated from the group so as to not distract students who wish to learn. However, students may choose to behave and participate at any time when they have modified their attitude/behavior.