Drawing is a quarter-long class focusing on learning a variety of techniques to improve drawing skills. Basic lessons at the beginning of the quarter are based on Betty Edwards' Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Following lessons & assignments will cover shading techniques and body & facial proportions (drawing people).
*A spiral-bound sketchbook or notebook and WOOD pencils (not mechanical) are required for this class
I recommend taking this class after Exploring Art. This class may be helpful if you decide to take Painting or Printmaking later.
This class is planned using the NC Essential Standards.
Students earn a daily grade for attempting the Board Work as class begins (warm-up exercise). It doesn't have to be perfect, but it must be GENUINELY ATTEMPTED for 100 points, HALF EFFORT gets half credit (50), NO EFFORT gets no credit (0- zero). These grades will be averaged for one MIDTERM "Sketchbook" grade, and again for a FINAL "Sketchbook" grade.
Students earn a class "Participation" grade at MIDTERM and FINAL by being on-task every day. Each student starts with 100, and points are deducted. Non-participation loses 3 points for each day this happens (putting head down, off-task, not starting work after 2 verbal reminders). Part of this grade includes end of class clean-up. A mess left behind loses 1 point for each day this happens. (7.V.3.1 Apply safety knowledge to maintain a safe and orderly work space)
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
I can combine what I know about value and facial proportions to complete a portrait drawing
Youtube: Proportions of the Face
Youtube Playlist: Portraiture Tutorials
8.V.2.2 Apply observational skills to create art
that's it! we're done!
Quarter 4 begins after spring break
So Far This Quarter...
1/26 Rules & Procedures guided notes
2/2 Mystery Grid! (homework grade)
2/7 Intro to Shading: Gradients (WS)
2/12 Value Scales using 4 Shading Techniques (WS)
2/20 Hand Rendering
Figure Drawing Pre-assessment
3/9 Bones vocabulary wordsearch (homework)
Realistic Skeletons in Action
3/13 Michael Paulus Cartoon Skeletons
Download and print a copy of the syllabus:
Figure Drawing: Proportions and Anatomy
Facial Proportions and Individual Facial Features
Artist: Kymia Nawabi
detail of The Philosopher's Stone is