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 combine what I know about values and facial proportions to complete a portrait
Ms. Foushee's YouTube Face & Body Proportions playlist
8.V.2.2: Apply observation skills and personal experiences to create original art.
Michael Paulus character skeletons
Quarter 2 ends Thursday 1/17.
All work due by Friday 1/11.
So Far This Quarter...
11/2 Rules & Procedures guided notes
11/19 Intro to Shading: Gradients (WS)
11/30 Hand Rendering
EXTRA CREDIT: grid drawing- superheros (due anytime during the quarter)
12/3 Figure Drawing Pre-assessment
12/ Realistic Skeletons in Action
12/20 Michael Paulus Cartoon Skeletons
Bones vocabulary word search
Value Scales using 4 Shading Techniques (WS)
1/2 Face Portrait with shading
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