Monday, October 16, 2017

Art I- SB#4- Free Choice Drawing

Sketchbook #4FREE CHOICE Drawing

-Create a drawing based on Your CHOICE of subject, style and media.
*-Your work must display at least 1 hour of your best skill and effort.
* Must be a different subject from the previous Free Choice assignment.

Due dates
Monday 10-23

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Art II- Week of October 9th

After completing SB#2- Deconstructed Character Brainstorm, each student selected 1 character that provides visually interesting characteristics the will be deconstructed, then composed into an abstract relief sculpture.


Using the visual information of that character, students created 3 different composition sketches using the simplified parts of their character.

KEY CONCEPTS in composing the character features:
- Variety in size, color, shapes, textures, and levels/angles.

- Altered scale- size relationship of parts.

student exemplar

Art I- week of October 9th

ART I students have continued to develop skills and techniques related to observational drawing.

Viewfinders were used to find and sketch 5 different interesting areas of the object. The most effective composition was selected as the basis of the final Value Close-Up. 

A complete range of value must be observed and developed in order to create the illusion of the three-dimensional form of the object. Desk lamps were set up at each table in order to provide students with a strong light source, making the effect of light on each object more dynamic and obvious. Students were provided with feedback throughout the entire development of their work to ensure understanding and application of learning.


student exemplar

Friday, October 6, 2017

Art II- week of October 2nd

Art II students continued the development of their Value Object Composition.

Students are carefully observing each of the 3 viewpoints of their object under a strong light-source, in order to develop a full range of value. 

Value development is essential to creating the formtexture and surface quality of the object. It additionally plays an important role is creating contrast and emphasis, important elements involved in creating a strong focal point.


student exemplar

Art I- week of October 2nd

ART I students have continued to develop skills and techniques related to observational drawing.

To draw realistically, one must be able to observe critically.

After creating 3 viewpoint sketches of their entire object, the most interesting viewpoint was selected as the basis of the final Contour line drawing.

student exemplar


Viewfinders were then used to find and sketch 5 different interesting areas of the object. The most effective composition will be the basis of the final Value Close-Up.


student exemplar



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

ART I SB#3- Value Drawing

ART I Sketchbook #3- Value Drawing
-Create a full range value drawing of an object from observation.
-Start with a solid foundation of light contours.
-Value application and transitions must be smooth and gradual.
*Add all the specific details of the object.
*Set up 1 strong light source.* (like the desk lamp used in class)

student exemplar




Due date
Wednesday  10-11

ART II SB#3- Paint Blot Drawing

ART II Sketchbook #3- Paint Blot Illustration 

-Turn your watercolor paint blot into a drawing by creating pencil outlines and details based on your interpretations.
*Show the viewer "what you see"
*Each side must be illustrated differently

inspired by artist L. Filipe Dos Santos & the Rorschach inkblot test
Mr. Bayek's example

Due dates:
P4- Thursday 10-19
P3 & P5- Wenesday 10-18