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    sketchbooks
     
     
    Students are required to keep a weekly sketchbook as a major component of the Drawing & Painting Classes.  A sketchbook is an invaluable tool for improving skills not only at drawing, but at:
    • Observing the world around them
    • Experimenting with different media and techniques
    • Investigating the compositional nature of a drawing
    Students will be given one assignment per week.  Assignments are given on a Friday and due the following Friday.  Assignments are worth up to 10 points each week.  (Students have a one week period to make-up the previous week's sketchbook assignment.  After that time, it turns to a permanent "0").
    Your sketchbook is like your textbook for this class!!
     
    Effective Sketchbooks:
    • Address the "negative space"
    • Are based on OBSERVATION
    • Show interesting choice of object or solution to the assigned topic
    • Have a strong compostion
    • Include CONTRAST and SHADING
    • Show an interesting viewpoint/perspective
    • Show that you have put forth ample TIME & EFFORT
    • Will help you with current growth and future projects
    Weekly ass.
     
    1st Marking Period:
    Drawing & Painting I:  (One page...box format)
     
    Drawing & Painting II:   (Always fill one full page)
     
    Drawing & Painting III:  (Always fill two pages)
      1. Tress                                
      2. Vegetable
      3. Chair(s)                              
      4. Popcorn/chips
      5. Sandwich
      6. Spheres (marbles, etc)
      7. Bags
      8. Shoes                         
      9. Hand holding something
    2nd Marking Period:
    (Students should check the board for format & material use guidelines specific to their class level)
    1. Lamps/lights
    2. Laundry
    3. Wet Object
    4. Tools/Utensils
    5. Something in a wrapper
    6. 3 Unlikely objects
    7. Transportation
    8. Wires/Circuitry
    9. Draped Fabric
    3rd Marking Period:
    Drawing and Painting I:  Now fill one full page
    Drawing and Painting II:  Now fill two full pages
    Drawing and Painting III:  Fill two full pages
     
    Remember to look at the board for specific information about materials use and guidelines for your class level!
     
    1. Window view
    2. Shower
    3. Glass and Water
    4. Object in an unlikely place
    5. Looking up
    6. Junk Drawer
    7. Rearview Mirror
    8. Crowded Place
    9. "Comfort"
    10. Pastry
     
    4th Marking Period:
    Drawing and Painting I:  Fill one full page
    Drawing and Painting II:  Fill two full pages
    Drawing and Painting III:  Fill two full pages
     
    Remember to look at the board for specific information about materials use and guidelines for your class level!
                 
    1. Visually respond to "Technology"
    2. "Adventure"
    3. "Inspiration"
    4. "Change/Transition"
    5. "Time"
    6. "Lost"
    7. Personal Theme
    8. Favorite Place
    9. Collection of something
    10. Extra Credit
     

    Sample sketchbooks  (Click on image to go to link)

    Last Modified on September 1, 2010