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.
First Day of Class: Rules & Procedures
I CAN draw and shade a proportional mannequin and create a background showing SPACE based on 1-point perspective techniques
Use the Elements of Art and Principles of Design to plan and create original art
So Far This Quarter...
1/22 Rules & Procedures guided notes
Intro to Shading: Gradients (WS)
Value Scales using 4 Shading Techniques (WS)
Figure Drawing Pre-assessment
Realistic Skeletons in Action
Michael Paulus Cartoon Skeletons
Bones vocabulary word search
1/2 Face Portrait with shading
EXTRA CREDIT: grid drawing- superheroes
Download and print a copy of the syllabus:
Figure Drawing: Proportions and Anatomy
Facial Proportions and Individual Facial Features
Ms. Foushee's "Drawing" YouTube video playlist
The Virtual Instructor art lessons
Phil McAndrews' Big List of Stuff to Draw
Learning about Negative Space
Blind Contour Drawing demo
The Art Channel demos and drawing tips
Shading Light & Form
FREE How to Draw books online
Artist: Kymia Nawabi
detail of The Philosopher's Stone is