Be sure to complete all the assignments on this page by reading all the way to the bottom. There are 3 assignments.
Set up a still life of 2-5 objects from your home. They can be random objects or they can be objects that tell something about you and your interests, like a soccer ball, cleat, and jersey. Arrange them in an interesting way. Complete a contour (line) drawing in pencil, like in the below examples. This is challenging, so don't be discouraged if yours isn't great. Many of you are at the beginning of your drawing journey with lots of practice to come.
For those of you who want more of a challenge, choose from one or more of these options: Include fabric Include something reflective, like glass or metal Add shading (shining a direct light from one side will help you see highlights and shadows)
Creative Cartography Project:
We are beginning to plan for our sketchbook cover map. On a page in your sketchbook, make some notes regarding:
Step 1: Decide what type of map you are going to draw: city street style, land/water style, doodle style, pirate treasure map style. Click on the map powerpoint button below to view the slides that I showed in class to jog your memory.
Step 2: Make a list of 10 things you might want to include in your map that are personal to you. Think about how they would be represented on your map. Here is my list...a treble clef to represent my interest in music (could use this in my compass rose), small island to represent my childhood vacation spot, cross to represent my faith, paintbrush, my red house, a river to show my long and winding journey through life, a sea monster to represent adversity I've faced, the bell tower that represents where I met my husband in college, three trees to represent my children, a mountain range to represent my family heritage.
Over the next 6 weeks, we are going to learn about the general movements in art over time. Watch the first video on Ancient Art and then answer these questions IN YOUR BINDER, not your sketchbook. You will turn this page into me at the next class. 1. How much did Egyptian art change over 3000 years? 2. What did Egyptian artists "obsess" over? 3. Do a quick sketch of an Egyptian figure following their "rules" of drawing.