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Sketchbook ~ Art 1

Art 1 – Sketchbook Assignments 2013-2014
Ms. Harrison – Room 203

You will be turning in one sketchbook assignment every few weeks throughout the semester. Please draw the assignments in the order they appear on this sheet and make sure your NAME is on each assignment.
1st Semester
1. In full color, draw out what your hopes, dreams, and goals are for yourself. What do you hope to accomplish in life, school or today? Maybe your dreams are surreal or inspired by fantasy. Use the full page of the sketchbook and draw out your hopes, dreams, and goals.
2. From your imagination, draw what you think a cup and saucer looks like, sitting on a table, full of coffee or tea or hot cocoa! What do you imaging the shape of the objects will be? What are the shadows and reflections from the objects going to look like? Draw this out in color please.
3. This time, using observation, set out a coffee cup and to the best of your ability, draw it out, in color, exactly as you see it! Look for the shadows and reflections that are in the glossy surface of the objects. Look at the interesting shapes that make up the objects, don’t use just your imagination, but use your eyes also.
4. In color, draw your favorite pair of shoes in the grass of an open field being eaten and destroyed by an angry bunny rabbit or other ferocious fuzzy woodland critter. Be creative, be bold, be expressive!
5. Using crayons – create a non-objective drawing (Abstract Expressionism) that is not based on an object, person or anything that you can see, but rather on the idea of making marks and filling in spaces and colors on the page. How do you decide where to start? How do you decide what colors go next to one another? On the back of the page, write your thoughts about this exercise, the ease in which you drew it, what was most difficult, frustrating or even fun about the experience? This is called self-reflection. Give me a paragraph of 10 sentences.
6. Draw or paint any personal item of your choosing. Please make sure to include all of the shadowing and reflections that the object has and casts. Take your time and work on your understanding of chiaroscuro!
7. Create a cartoon and use it to explain what you have learned over the past quarter in Art Foundations 2D. Create a 5 panel cartoon that has you, me and at least one other character in it. (If I laugh out loud, it gets an A+ INSTANTLY!)
2nd Semester
1. Gather up 5 items from your kitchen (knives, spoons, forks, bowls, spatula, or an ice cream scooper – whatever.) Lay them out neatly next to one another and examine at them from all different directions, get a feel for how they are constructed. Create a composition that shows the items as monumental sculptures and the people around them small and insignificant. Are they in a city, countryside, where would you place these objects?
2. Using an open composition, draw your favorite chair and the room (floor, walls tables, anything that is around it) it is in. In an open composition, the objects extend off of and seem to exist beyond the sides of the picture plane.
3. Do a realistic, full color drawing of an apple. This apple needs to be partially eaten sitting on a multi-colored plate, with a half drunk glass of water or Diet-Coke. Everything should be on a textured wood grained table, with a pattern filled placemat under the objects.
4. From a window in your home look out at what you see. What is your favorite view from your home? What is your least favorite view? Draw what you see from either of these locations and use a bit of perspective.
5. Your favorite magazine (school appropriate) wants to put you on the cover of their upcoming issue. Wow, that is very cool. Think about all of the different ways to create a magazine cover (your face or name needs to be included). What is on the cover of a magazine? The magazine name, a mailing label, the price and bar codes are some examples of things on the cover. Does your favorite magazine list different articles that are in it? Will you draw all of this out, collage it with pictures and colors or will you use a computer and try to graphically design it?
6. Create a cartoon and use it to sum up your experience over the past year in Art Foundations 2D. How many characters? How many panels? What did you learn from this class and art making experience? Draw this out in FULL COLOR!
7. In full color, draw out what your hopes, dreams, and goals are for yourself. What do you hope to accomplish in life, school or today? Maybe your dreams are surreal or inspired by fantasy. Use the full page of the sketchbook and draw out your hopes, dreams, and goals.

* BONUS SKETCH – Draw a portrait of your FAVORITE teacher at BHS and write up an explanation as to WHY they are your favorite teacher. This does not have to be of Ms. Harrison (although, the points you’d make sure wouldn’t hurt ☺).


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