TAPE THIS PAGE IN THE FRONT OF YOUR HOMEWORK SKETCHBOOK!!!!
Homework Sketchbooks:

Every Thursday a sketchbook assignment is due. Most of these assignments are drawings. These are to be done from DIRECT OBSERVATION, outside of class.  You are NOT allowed to draw from photos or from the internet. It must be a real object in front of you. Do not draw close ups! Include the entire object. This teaches you to rely on your own judgment and expertise, as well as, practicing being able to create a 2D drawing of a 3D object, and making it look 3D.  These assignments are vital to your growth and development throughout the semester.

Sketchbook Calendar:

WRITE YOUR NAME, THE DATE THE WORK IS TURNED IN, THE CLASS AND CLASS PERIOD, AND THE TITLE OR DRAWING ASSIGNMENT ON THE BACK OF THE DRAWING PAGE. DO NOT WRITE ON YOUR DRAWING. (5 pts)

First 6 weeks:  This will be homework. Use a #2 pencil.  Remember this is from DIRECT OBSERVATION. Draw largely filling the page. Never use a ruler. Draw the entire object. All assignments must be in your sketchbook, not on a loose leaf piece of paper, but you may tape/staple one inside to turn it in if necessary. Use a FULL page!

 

February 2 – Complete a line drawing from life - Draw something of your choice.

February 9 – Complete a line drawing from life - Draw a chair.

February 16- Complete a line drawing from life - Draw a Backpack

 

February 23 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw the negative space of a plant or tree

March 1 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw a still life of fruit and/or vegetable (at least 5 pieces – you set it up)

March 8 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw dishes in the sink


Second six weeks
: This will be homework. Follow the same directions as first six weeks. Use the entire page!

March 15 - Complete a drawing from life – Draw the view under the sink (open the cabinet and draw what you see)

March 22 – Complete a drawing from life – Draw the view down a hallway or looking through a door

March 29 – Complete a drawing from life - Draw the corner of a room

 

April 5  – Complete a drawing from life - Draw the outside of a building

April 19  - Complete a drawing from life – Draw your hand holding something interesting

April 26  - Complete a drawing from life - Draw your shoe while on your foot

 

Third six weeks: Shade your drawings using a minimum of 5 values!. Draw a full illustration including a background location for where the action is taking place. Do not draw close ups! DRAW FROM DIRECT OBSERVATION. You must still use the entire page (going off four sides). Remember to follow the rules of composition and to use the elements & principles.

 

May 3 - Complete a drawing from life using shading and value – Draw your self-portrait using a mirror

May 10 – Complete a drawing using shading and value - Draw a pile of shoes

May 17 – Complete a drawing using shading and value - Draw a pile of towels or clothes. Create lots of wrinkles focusing on the shapes folds of creases and the shadows that create them.

 

May 24 - Complete a drawing using shading and value - Your hand holding something interesting

May 31- Complete a drawing using shading and value – A creative self-portrait using a mirror

June 7 - Complete a drawing using shading and value – An object from life of your choice

 

 
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