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This blog is here for Cornerstone Christian Academy art students to use as a tutorial and troubleshooting site for the completion of their various yearly projects. Use this blog to find periodic updates and tips. Please leave comments: ask questions, comment on your progress, or leave helpful tips for your fellow classmates to read regarding a particular class project. Good Luck!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Assignments and Homework

Art I:
HOMEWORK - You should bring three pictures to class of Downtown and/or Riverwalk Architecture. I will help you decide which image will be the most successful for our Scratch Paper project. These will be used for the Draw Montgomery Competition in April. Here is what the Draw Montgomery website says about what to use for the contest:
Entrants are encouraged to use the wealth of historic buildings and architectural styles found in and around the Montgomery Downtown and Riverfront areas. We encourage participants to look carefully at our city and creatively interpret what they see, while conveying awareness of good design and its impact.

We will make the scratch paper ourselves and we will transfer your drawing of the building to the scratch paper. You will then scratch away the black surface of the Scratch Paper to reveal the white poster board underneath.
Art 1 students will use 11x14" paper.
Art 2 students (Zach and Adrianna) can chose to use 16x20" or 18x24" paper.

Draw Montgomery Contest - Click Here.
Homework- students are required to find 3 pictures of the wildlife option of their choice. Remember that we talked about three possible contests this year which will use Alabama wildlife.
Here are the various contests:
1) William R. Ireland Youth Wildlife Art Contest - Click Here
2) Federal Duck Stamp Contest - Click Here
3) National State-Fish Art Contest - Click Here
You should decide which of these that you'd like to enter and then choose the appropriate photo references (3 minimum) and then you must choose 3 habitat images to use in the final project. These habitats must be appropriate for the species that you elected to paint/draw. So no bullfrogs in the Himalayan Mountains.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2009-10 School Year

I'm glad to have the new school year on its way. I look forward to seeing great artworks this year. I welcome back the art students of last year and look forward to teaching our newest art students. I have high hopes for you this year with a greater focus on art competitions and events.

I want everyone to remember that your syllabus includes a list of initial supplies which you will need for class each week. The most important of these is your sketchbook and pencils. Many times in class I will ask you to work on sketches for projects and if you do not have your sketchbook to do so it will negatively affect your grade.

Also - remember that I need the bottom portion of your syllabus signed by you and your parent(s) along with an email address which can be used on this class website. This information will be counted as a Minor grade.

Art 1 - you are working on the hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, and blending exercise. This is due Sep.16th.
To see the blog post for this exercise click here.

Art 2&3 - We will be starting on our first project Wednesday so HAVE YOUR SKETCHBOOKS! We will also finalize our project ideas for the rest of the year.

See you all in class - Mr. Kelley