Friday, September 14, 2018

ART I SB#1- Contour Drawings

ART I Sketchbook #1- Contour Drawings
-Create a composition of two (2) interesting views of the same object, on the same page.
*CLEAN CONTOURS (not sketchy).

*(no cell phones, pencils...anything else that is very simple). CHALLENGE YOURSELF!
** No TRACING.


Due date
Friday  9-21

Art II- week of September 10th

ART II students are illustrating a quote. The "quote" can be any line of text; a line from a movie, lyrics from a song, inspirational quote, passage of text from a book or lines of poetry.

Students have been creatively planning how to visually depict the meaning of their chosen quote. Students may use any style of imagery (realistic, stylized, symbolized, abstract) and any drawing/painting media that is deemed the most effective for representing his/her idea.

by Malaysian illustrator Tang Yau Hoong




by Malaysian illustrator Tang Yau Hoong


Art I- week of September 10th

ART I students have been developing the skills and knowledge related to rendering dimensional form within their drawings through the careful observation and creation of value.

Students created a 9-step value scale, focusing on gradual transitions from one tone to the next, and smooth application of tones through pencil pressure, use of multiple grades of drawing pencils (4H, HB & 6B) and various pencil stroke techniques.


student exemplar


This full-range of tones will be applied to their drawings of the 4 Basic Forms (sphere, cone, cylinder, and cube). These forms were set up at each table and a desk lamp was utilized as the single, dramatic light source in order to make the presence of light and tonal range more obvious.


student exemplar

Students will apply this learning to the creation of a full-range value drawing of a close-up area of the object they have selected in class.


Monday, September 10, 2018

ART II SB#1- Contour/Value Drawings


ART II Sketchbook #1- Contour/Value Drawings
-Create an interesting composition of two (2) views of the same object, on the same page:
          *one (1) Contour drawing, and
          *one (1) full range Value drawing.

Due dates:
P3 & P5- Tuesday 9-18
P4- Wednesday 9-19


student exemplar


student exemplar

Friday, September 7, 2018

Art II- week of September 3rd

ART II students are illustrating a quote. The "quote" can be any line of text; a line from a movie, lyrics from a song, inspirational quote, passage of text from a book or lines of poetry.

Students have been creatively planning how to visually depict the meaning of their chosen quote. Students may use any style of imagery (realistic, stylized, symbolized, abstract) and any drawing/painting media that is deemed the most effective for representing his/her idea.

The final illustration will be completed next week.

example from Google Images


by Malaysian illustrator Tang Yau Hoong

Art I- week of September 3rd

All ART I students started the course by creating a self-portrait drawing based on careful observation of their reflection in a mirror.

This drawing serves as a baseline assessment; evidence of each student's knowledge and skills related to observation and various drawing techniques at the beginning of the course (Before any instruction has been implemented).


Later in the course, students will again create a self-portrait drawing, which should display clear evidence of their improvements as a result of all the activities, projects and practice they have participated in.


student exemplar

student exemplar

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

ART I & ART II- purchase sketchbook

ART I & ART IIpurchase sketchbook for 'Sketchbook' and 'Notebook' homework assignments.
  • 8.5" x 11" or 9"x 12"
  • containing white drawing paper (not gray newsprint)
  • spiral-bound or hard-bound (not glue-bound)
spiral-bound
hard-bound