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ART III
Syllabus
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Homework
Homework assignments will be due every Tuesday. No late homework will be accepted. Follow all directions. Pay specific attention to the materials that are to be used for each of the assignments. Be creative and fill the entire page. Write the assignment and due date on the back of your sketchbook paper. Each assignment is worth 25 points.
 
Quarter 1 

 Due Date

Media

Assignment

8-25

Drawing pencils

Draw a still life using several objects (consideration should be given to compositional arrangement). A full range of values should be seen in all objects. Remember your light source.

9-1

 

Colored pencils and sharpies

Draw a container that is open. Draw something coming out of the box. Use your imagination. 

9-8

Drawing Pencils

Make a detail drawing of a few crumpled dollar bills.

9-15

Drawing pencils

Complete a detailed drawing of your unmade bed.

9-22

Drawing pencils  and sharpies

Trompe L’oeil— a type of art used to fool the viewers eye.

1.    Draw a tear, crack, or rip in your paper which fills the page.

  • Draw fingers reaching out of this space (pulling back the edges).
  • Draw eyes looking/peering/peeking out of this created space.
  • Create strong contrast. Use dark value to sink back the negative space inside the tear, and use lighter values to make areas come forward.

9-29

Black sharpie or drawing pencils

Fill your sketchbook paper with overlapping drawings of your hand in different positions. Overlap the drawings so that negative space (background) is minimal. Try holding different props in your hand. This can be done as a line drawing with black marker or with drawing pencils.

10-6

Drawing pencils

Do this drawing at night so you can control the light. Set up a light source (spot light, study lamp etc.) to create strong shadows. Fill the space of your drawing paper running off the edges with a drawing of an open egg cartoon with eggs. Use shading to sculpt the space within the carton shape and create the rounded surface of the egg.

10-13

Black marker

Use a black marker and create a line drawing of a cluttered area.

10-20

Open media

Your choice- create a one or two page drawing that demonstrates several of your strongest art skills.

 
Quarter 2 

10-27

Drawing pencils

Crumple a paper bag. Begin by creating a contour drawing of the bag. Once the bag is drawn add a full range of values using your drawing pencils.

11-3

Drawing pencils

Craw a collection of bottles from your shower. Add a full range of values using your drawing pencils. Remember to add a background.

11-10

Colored pencils

Collect a variety of hats throughout your home. (Minimum of four hats should be selected.) Add a full range of values using your colored pencils. Remember to layer the colors to achieve a realistic color.

11-17

Drawing pencils

Select a piece of clothing. Drape the clothing over a back of a chair. Draw this object and apply a full range of values with either your colored pencils or drawing pencils.

11-24

Sharpies

Select three objects that you would not see together. Draw these objects and apply different types of lines by using your sharpies.

12-1

Black sharpie or drawing pencils

Draw a bookcase. Draw it from the point of view that you can see both the bottoms and tops of the shelves. Include items on the shelf. 

12-8

Drawing pencils

Draw a collection of things or objects contained in a container. 

12-15

Open media

Winter landscape. 

 
Quarter 3 and 4 

Due Date

Media

Assignment

1-5

Open

Take a page from the notebook from another class and draw over the notes

1-9

Colored pencils

Fill a sandwich bag with small objects and draw this object.

 

1-16

Drawing pencils

The skeleton of a small animal.

1-23

Open

Botanical drawings especially pine or spruce twigs w/pinecones.

2-1

Open

Draw an imaginary place- remember to show rich details.

2-8

Drawing pencils

Put a small pile of screws, nuts and bolts and some nails together and create a still life drawing. Work to unify the objects. Be imaginative and creative. 

2-15

Drawing pencils

A drawing of insects (a bug collection or dead flies off the window sill)

2-29

Sharpie and colored pencils

Create your own monster/ creature. Add lots of texture.

4-5

Open

Draw water and have something reflected in the water.

4-12

Open

Complete a drawing of your bathroom cabinet.

4-19

Open

Complete a drawing of what is under your bed.

4-26

Open

Illustrate your favorite movie or book.

5-3

Open

Draw your ideal living room.

5-10

0pen

What makes the sun shine or the moon glow? Be creative.

5-17

Open

Draw a piece of jewelry

5-19

Open

Draw the bottom of the ocean floor.  You must include at 3 objects.

5-24

Open

Draw your favorite animal in unrealistic colors.

5-26

Open

Cats in space.

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