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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!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


ART 1 - Your Pattern Projects are due on Tuesday, Nov. 2nd , at the beginning of class. We'll have a quick critique and then discuss our next project. Good Luck

ART 2&3 - You all have a few more weeks to work on the cardboard replicas of modes of transportation. We will probably go until Thanksgiving holidays, maybe extend it to right before Christmas break. Don't procrastinate!! Some of you are far behind. If you haven't acquired multiple example photos from the Internet of your vehicle of choice, then you are behind already. You should already have the skeletal core of your creation put together. There is no particular method for creating these replicas, just that you have to be clever and use your noggin when deciphering how to recreate your photos into the cardboard structure. It's going to require some ingenuity on your part. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I will not be in class Oct 5th & 7th. You will have a substitute but your projects are still the same. You will be given step-by-step print outs of your projects along with images for you to review. Use these to help you complete your projects while I am out of class. I will be back on the 11th. If you need any help, contact me through this website or by emailing me directly. Good Luck - Mr. Kelley

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pattern Project Step-by-Step Photos

See instructions in post below for more detail on these photos. CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO SEE INSANELY HUGE IMAGES.

New for October

Art 1 (7th grade) - Your new project is the Pattern Project. Here's the step by step. If you have any questions please contact me...... BUT LISTEN WHEN I GIVE YOU COUNSEL. DO NOT ASK ME THE SAME QUESTION MULTIPLE TIMES!!!! You all are driving me up the wall with your lack of attention.

Step 1 - In your sketchbook brainstorm for several motif ideas. These should vary in value, some looking darker than others; some looking lighter. This will be determined by the amount of shading you choose to do in each motif. These motifs will be used to create the larger pattern

Step 2 - Now choose between 5 and 7 motifs that were approved by me in class. Cut out the ones with which you choose to work. Now spend a few minutes arranging and rearranging these cut-outs until you find a desirable sequence. When you're happy with the order, carefully flip them over in place and run a strip of tape along the backside to keep them permanently together.

Step 3 - Draw a 1 inch border around your project paper (you received it in class). Now lightly draw a 1 inch grid inside the border. THIS SHOULD BE DONE LIGHTLY! We will erase all the pencil lines when you finish the entire project, so done draw the grid very dark.

Step 4 - Now, using the light boxes in class, lay your cut-outs underneath your grid paper and line them up with the top-left corner of your paper. With the light box on, you should clearly see through your grid paper to the cut-outs. Once aligned, tape your grid paper down in the top 2 corners only (you'll need to be able to flip the paper up to move the cut-outs, so don't tape all the corners).

Step 5 - Now you're ready to trace what you see. Carefully redraw your cut-out motifs onto the grid paper. KEEP YOUR PENCIL MARKS AS LIGHT AS POSSIBLE!

Step 6 - Continue tracing your cut-outs and moving them down so that they fill in the next set of empty squares.

Step 7-Notice how I move the cut-outs over one grid square with each new row. This prevents the same motif of being repeated within the same column. It also creates a cool diagonal effect in the pattern.

Step 8- Continue tracing and realigning the cut-outs until you have filled in the whole sheet of grid paper. You should have a lightly draw pattern, ready for you to begin using your felt-tip pen for shading and re-drawing. I'll have the original drawing in class which is used in this post for you to examine. Work hard and be careful. - Mr. Kelley

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pattern Projects and New Due dates

Examples of Pattern Project (7th grade) - each individual square has a different pattern inside it, just like the patterns you are to create for your homework. When we repeat those patterns they become motifs. Click on the images to enlarge.

7th grade - Your new project will incorporate what you have learned about lines and how to create them. You'll be using patterns to create motifs. A motif is a sequence of images or a design which repeats, over and over again. In order to create the motif you have to first create the pieces to your motif. This is your homework assignment which is Due Thursday, 9/23/10.

You must create a minimum of 20 different patterns. You should draw each of these patters in your sketch book in 1 inch squares. Draw patterns that have overall dark, light, and in-between values. To decide whether your pattern is light or dark or something in the middle, look at your small pattern from across the room so that it's hard to see the details. What you'll notice from far away is your patterns value - either light or dark. Try doing this while you complete some of your patterns. You'll need some light valued patterns and some dark valued patterns for this project. Good luck.

Art 3 - Your Duck stamp paintings are due at the end of class Thursday, 9/23/10. You all have done very well but don't quit before your painting is complete. Detail, detail, detail - that's what is going to make your duck stand out. Add extra colors where possible, like in the reflections in the water. We will discuss the new project in class on Tuesday. See you in class - Mr. Kelley

Friday, September 10, 2010

7th Grade Hand Drawings

7th Graders: You started your Picture Plane Project drawings in class on Thursday. Several of you refused to listen carefully in class when I repeated each step several times. The last post on this blog gave you a link for ALL the steps that you are to take to do this project correctly. If you have questions on the steps, refer to this post. For all other issues that do not deal with questions like "What do I do next?" you may email me or call me and I will help you solve the issue. Once again, do not contact me if you are confused about the steps of the project - I will simply tell you to check this blog post.

These Projects will be due on September 21st (Tuesday)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hand Drawings - Seeing Contours

(click on each image to view larger)

7th Grade - Your homework over the weekend is to do 10 different hand drawings using the picture frame (aka=Picture Plane) that I gave you. Here is the link to the step-by-step http://cccafinearts.blogspot.com/2010/02/picutre-plane-drawings.html

IMPORTANT: Only do steps 1-3 in the link! Do not do ANY shading of the hand drawings. We will do this in class.

Your 10 final drawings in your sketchbook should look like the images in this post. I want to see every edge in your hand. That means wrinkles, shadow lines and highlight lines, and anything else that forms a line or shape on your hand. Talk to me if you have problems. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Art 2&3 - Project details and Homework

Hey guys - your homework is to bring your supplies to class (sketchbooks - minimum 8x10"; no glossy paper, pen, and pencils). Also you need a minimum of 3 duck photos to choose from in class. Color photos only - YOU MUST KNOW THE SPECIES IN THE PHOTO. For a list of species click on the link found in the post from Aug. 17th. Remember to do thumbnail sketches in your sketchbook to determine which backgrounds to use with your ducks.

Thanks to everyone for bringing your email addresses with your parent's signatures. I'm plugging them in on the blog as you read this.

Be ready to paint on Tuesday. See you then - Mr. Kelley

PS - CLICK HERE to see some past Duck stamp winners.

7th grade - Project #1: Value Studies - DUE Aug.31st

Example of finished Project. Rows (top to bottom) = hatching, cross-hatching, stippling, initial, blending

Example of using 1 inch sections to help go from dark to light

Your first project is dealing with Value and Line. As mentioned in class, there are several methods of achieving value with lines. Here are the ways we covered (study these terms and definitions....they will probably show up in a Quiz)

Hatching - The use of one set of parallel lines to create values. Click Here to see examples

Cross-Hatching - The use of multiple sets of parallel lines, which cross over each other, to create values Click Here to see examples

Stippling (Pointillism) - The use of dots, dashes, or points to create value Click Here to see examples

Blending - A method of creating flawless transitions between values by smudging the values together.

Your project is to draw 5 rows on your paper that I gave you in class. Each row should be 1x12 inches. (See example above) Use only ONE shading method in each row. Do not combine shading methods. Start with the darkest values on the left and end up with just white paper on the right. For the stippling row you may use a Sharpie marker to save time (see example). On the Blending row you may use your finger or a Q-Tip to "smear" your lines. I can help you with this in class. Look at the examples given and contact me if you have questions. Remember - the most important thing is to have good craftsmanship; no smudges outside the rows and no creases in the paper. Clean your paper after you've finished shading by erasing all unwanted marks. Good luck.

PS - Bring your syllabus stubs with your parent's signature and an email address. Also bring your Sketchbook, mechanical pencils, and felt-tipped pen. Remember - it's 2pts off your project grade each time you don't bring your supplies to class.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

NEW YEAR - Welcome Class

It's a new year and we have a lot to do. I hope that everyone will work hard and take advantage of this class blog - it will be your place to find all updates, study guides, tutorials outside of class and commentary from your peers. Remember to enter your email address in the box near the top to get automatic notices in your inbox whenever I make a new post.

First things first - Everyone needs to have their sketchbooks, pencils, and pens starting Thursday. THESE ARE MUST-HAVES IN EVER CLASS; DON'T FORGET THEM.

Also, 7th graders: I will be bringing poster board on Thursday for you to make your own portfolios. I'll be showing you how to do this.

Art 2&3: be looking for a paper portfolio at the arts stores around town. It's best to use a coupon to make this purchase. Don't get the leather portfolios unless you plan on being an artist for life....they are very pricey. If you really need to save some money, just buy two sheets of poster board and tape them together, leaving one of the longest sides open so that you can put your art in it. Some of you made these last year. Remember: Your portfolio has to be large enough to hold an 18x24 sheet of paper. Have these ready by next week and bring them to class on Tuesday.

Also - here is the link to see the Duck Stamp species. Look up each species that sounds interesting to you and print out three images that you'd like to use. Have the "color" print outs in class Thursday (black and white copies won't help you). http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ArtContest.htm#GeneralInformation

If any of you have questions please send them to me through this blog or my email: jaredkelley@bellsouth.net

HOMEWORK - bring signed syllabus stub with email addresses on Thursday.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Example of Egg study for homework

Example of creating a portrait starting with the highlights. Click to enlarge.

ART1&2 - Above you will find examples of your homework assignment and your current in-class final project. First the homework: Draw 5 egg sketches. You should setup your egg on a flat surface under a light source, like a desk lamp. Tone your sketchbook paper like we have been doing in class using the side of your pencil and a paper towel. Now erase the highlights on the egg and the light areas of the background. Move onto adding darker shadows until you have a finished egg study which resembles the egg you set up to look at. You need 5 different egg drawings. Make sure you have crisp lines for the edges of the egg and shadows.
You'll also see an example of the portrait drawings you are doing in class. I have posted a few images of a preliminary sketch I recently did for a client. The methods I am teaching you in class are the very methods that I use in my own art which I have found to be the most effective. You'll see that I tone the paper and then erase the lights and highlights in the face to begin. Afterwards I begin adding the darker shadows until satisfied. I sometimes add very light pencil marks after erasing the highlights to clarify the facial features. This is similar to how you completed your hand drawings a few weeks ago using the picture plane.
ART3 - Continue working on your striped fabric drawings. Gentleman: Suzanna has showed you how it's done. Her drawing is looking great and all because ..... she's actually working on it. As I mentioned in class, if there are any of you who would rather take a written exam as your final rather than doing this project I will allow you to do so. The condition is that you spend your art class time in the office studying for the exam or working on assignments for other subjects. The exam will be roughly 25 questions and I will make sure you have a study guide beforehand. It will only be worth a maximum of 45% of your "project" grade. You must let me know before the 14th if you wish to take this route.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Homework Due March 31

ART 1&2 - STUDY for Quiz. The quiz will consist of these items:

  • The 5 perception skills of drawing consist of - the perception of edges, the perception of spaces, the perception of relationships, the perception of lights and shadows, and the perception of the whole.
  • The forms in a composition which are the subject matter and which catch the viewer's eye first.
  • The basic unit is a simple shape which is used to begin a complex drawing and which can be used to figure correct proportions and placement.
  • The particular shape of a drawing or painting surface. The length and width of a drawing or painting surface.
  • A contour is always the border (edge) of two things simultaneously.
  • Composition consists of three parts - 1:positive shapes 2:negative spaces 3:format

Study these items and be ready for the quiz. We will be working on self portraits in class.

ART 3 - continue working on your still life projects. Bring all supplies to class (charcoal, white conte, and red pastel pencils, paper, and photo reference.) You will lose 5pts from your final project grade for not bringing your materials to class starting on March 31st.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Homework Due March 3, 2010

ART 1&2 - Your homework deals with negative space. As we discussed in class, negative space are the areas in a piece of art that are not the primary focus. They are the areas that are easy to ignore while you look at the subject of the art. Your assignment is to find trees around your property that have lost their leaves and you are to draw in your sketch book ONLY the negative spaces found between all the bare branches. This sketch should fill your sketchbook page. Below is an example of how to do this.

Step 1: find a good section of trees that have no leaves so that you can easily see the branches. You can choose to draw the most interesting section of the tree(s) if you'd like. Notice how the image above is cropped so that the branches fill the whole format. I don't want to see the trunks of the trees; just the branches and where they intersect.
Step 2: Now that you have found the section of the tree that you'd like to draw in your sketchbook, visualize the negative areas in your mind. Pay close attention to every "open" space between the branches; these are the negative spaces which you will be drawing. I suggest focusing on the medium to large sized branches and ignoring the "twigs".

Step 3: In your sketchbook, begin drawing the negative spaces as they appear in the trees you are drawing. Take your time and make sure that every negative space that you draw is accurate in shape and size to the real thing. You should have something similar to the example above. Notice that you will begin to "draw" the tree without really drawing the tree.

Step 4: After you have drawn all the major negative spaces and filled your sketchbook paper, you may choose to go back into your drawing and shade the negative areas. This will add contrast and further separate the trees from the background which you drew. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

ART 3 - We are starting our still life drawings on Wednesday. You are to bring one object to class from your home which represents your personality. It must be small enough to carry to school and large enough to be easily seen in the still life setup which I will have in class.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Homework Due Feb. 24, 2010

ART 1&2 - Your homework is to purchase a mirror for self portraits. You can find $1 mirrors at the Dollar Tree. IT MUST BE LARGE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO SEE YOUR ENTIRE HEAD IN IT WHILE HOLDING IT AT ARM'S LENGTH. Dollar Tree, and even Dollar General, has mirrors that are this large. Write your name on the back with permanent marker and bring to class on Wednesday.

ART 3 - No homework. New project discussion will be next class.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Homework & Projects Due - Feb. 17, 2010

Art 1 - Your homework is to complete 2 new hand drawings using the Picture Plane tool. These must include shading. Do not repeat the same hand position more than once. It is key that you follow the instruction posted last week without any deviation! I expect to see EVERY detail in your hand! Don't generalize what you see; DRAW only what you see. Remember: If you have a picture frame at home which is the same size as your Picture Plane opening or larger, you may use the glass from the picture frame to draw on instead of the flimsy transparency you received in class. This is MUCH better and easier when tracing your hand underneath because the glass won't shift under the marker as you trace. These two drawings will be a part of your Project grade along with the one you finished from last week. We will critique the drawings on Wednesday. Gook Luck

Art 2 - You are to complete 2 new Picture Plane drawings: 1) a new hand position and 2) a landscape or still life. A still life can be anything inanimate, like a floral arrangement, car, fabric, anything. Simply hold the Picture Plane up at eye-level and at arm's length and move it around until you find a pleasing composition inside the Picture Plane opening. Once you find a good composition, carefully trace it with the marker while keeping your head still and one eye closed. Tone the paper, erase, and shade after copying the Picture Plane drawing to your paper. Please use the cross hairs we discussed in class to copy from transparency to paper.

Art 3 - Your scratch boards are due Wednesday. Continue working on them over the week. If you have any questions or problems (attn: Mr. Newton) contact me immediately. I won't have sympathy on you if it is obvious that you wasted the entire week due to some small issue. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Picutre Plane Drawings

The Picture Plane is a visual tool which artists employ in order to realistically draw or paint three dimensional things on a two dimensional surface like paper or canvas while retaining a 3-D appearance.

You are using a literal "picture plane" for your next projects. Your first assignment using the picture plane is to draw your hand. Please read below and follow the steps I have listed.

Fig.1 Select a hand position to trace.
Step 1: First select an interesting hand position to draw. This must be a position that will allow you to balance the Picture Plane; using the back of your hand, for example, may not work as well as using your fingers. Do not draw your palm simply held flat with all fingers extended; you must create a unique hand position.
Step 2: Now close one eye and hold your head completely still. With one eye closed, use the wet erase marker which you received in class to trace every detail and line that you see inside the Picture Plane opening (background included)

Fig.2 Example of finished line drawing on the Picture Plane
Step 3: You next need to trace your line drawing to your paper. To do this, remove the transparency from the Picture Plane carefully. Now place your clean sheet of sketchbook paper on top of the line drawing. Now hold them both up to a window with plenty of sunlight coming through and re-trace the line drawing onto the paper using your PENCIL. You should be able to easily see the line drawing behind the paper when you hold them both up to the window. Make sure that your marks on your paper are dark - this is important... no faint lines that are hard to see! Draw the Picture Plane opening around your line drawing (see below)

Fig. 3 The line drawing has been traced to the paper using pencil

Step 4: Now tone the entire composition using the side of your pencil lead. After you tone the entire composition area, use a paper towel or Kleenex to blend all your pencil shading. You should notice that everything evens out to a fairly equal tone. (If your drawing was too light to begin with then this is the step where you will notice it disappearing as you blend with the paper towel. )

Fig. 4 Tone the entire composition with graphite and then blend with a paper towel

Step:5 You are now ready to begin "removing" the highlights. At this point you will need to first do two things: 1) tape your paper to the table top so that it won't move while you work and 2) get your hand back into the exact position it was in earlier for your Picture Plane tracing. Now look closely at any area that has light touching it. Think of your toned paper as the middle value and anything lighter that should be erased slightly. Be careful not to completely erase your contour lines; you are simply showing which parts of your hand have light hitting them. You may also show where the light hits the background like in the example below.

Fig. 5 Show highlights by carefully erasing the light areas of your hand and background

Step 6: The last step is to now add all the darker shadows in the appropriate areas. This is why it is important to keep your free hand in the same position that you selected earlier. You must look carefully at every detail on your hand. Ask yourselves "Which wrinkles appear to be the darkest?" "Where are the shadows/highlights on my fingers?" "Does my shading look accurate to what is really on my hand?" This is the final step and the point in which you should do your most diligent work. Take your time, work carefully and stand back when your finished to see how you did. I want to see that you spent time on this - not that you rushed through it on Tuesday night.

Homework Due Feb 10, 2010

Art 1 - Your homework is to complete the hand drawing that you started in class using the Picture Plane which you were handed. (A separate post will detail the steps you need to take for this project.) Also, you must create 5 new Picture Plane line drawings. Hold the picture plane up to any scene around your house/neighborhood or balance it on/against any object (like your hand or another object) and use the marker from class to trace everything that you see in the picture plane. REMEMBER: YOU MUST CLOSE ONE EYE WHILE DRAWING AND KEEP YOUR HEAD STILL UNTIL YOU FINISH! Do not do any shading; just line drawing. Draw every detail.

Art 2 - Your homework assignment is the same as the Art 1 class except that you must select 2 of your 5 Picture Plane drawings to shade in the same manner in which you shaded your hand in class. For the steps to shading please see the next post entitled "Picture Plane Drawings"

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Homework Due Feb. 3, 2010

Art 3 - your homework is to complete a significant portion on your scratch boards. If you haven't begun to scratch on the board then you are falling far behind. We will spend another couple weeks on this project in order to complete more of our scheduled assignments this year. Be prepared to work on your board in class on Wednesday. Remember ... do not scratch your drawing into the scratch board. Rather use hatching and cross-hatching techniques to create the appropriate value of each section of your composition. Always have your photo reference close at hand and observe carefully the lightness or darkness of every area of the photograph. I suggested in class that you first scratch out any areas of your composition that are completely white in the photograph. Also make a mental note where all your black areas are in the photograph. Once you have done these two steps then you are ready to compare every other piece of the composition to the white and black areas to better determine the degree of lightness for each element of your scratch board. Good luck - Mr. Kelley

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Homework Due Feb. 3, 2010

Art 1&2 - Your homework this week is to complete five (5) Pure Contour drawings. As we learned in class, the Pure Contour drawing method is the most effective way to activate the right-brain functions. These functions are used to help artists perceive more easily what it is that they are drawing. The goal for these Pure Contour drawings is to help you learn how to see what you are drawing... the way artists see. This is much more than merely noticing or looking at and object. You must really understand every detail of the object..... and you will!

Your 5 Pure contour drawings must be the following: 1-crumpled piece of paper, 1-shoe, 2-hand with wrinkled palm, and 1- freebie (you choose an object to draw).

Remember that you must NOT look at your hand while you draw. You must have 10 minutes of uninterrupted time so retire to a quiet room in your house where you will not be disturbed. Pick a point near the center of your object to start with. Now look for a line near or on that point (remember your wrinkles in your hand) and follow that line, or edge, with your eye. Slowly and carefully move your pencil in your drawing hand in the same direction as your as your eyes. Do not let your eyes move faster than your pencil and do not let your pencil draw more than what your eyes are looking at. Your finished drawing should resemble these examples. Good Luck - Mr. Kelley

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homework - Due on Jan. 27th

ART 1&2 - Homework is to do ten (10) one-minute gesture drawings of your family members or friends. Just like you practiced in class, you should be able to draw the full figure in one minute or less, showing basic forms and positioning of the body. You should always keep your pencil moving while you are doing these sketches; don't pay attention to small details. FILL UP THE ENTIRE PAGE IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK. You should have 5 pages of sketches - one sketch on each side of the page. You may use the scribble method, using loose strokes or you may compose the figure out of basic shapes and forms (i.e. cylinders, squares, circles, etc.) PROPORTION is most important. Don't place a blimp-sized head on a tiny body...that's not what your model look like! Good luck

Art 3 - Homework involves completely drawing out your composition for the scratchboard on a sheet of paper at ACTUAL SIZE OF YOUR SCRATCHBOARD. Just a line drawing...no shading. Next, shade the entire back of your drawing (flip the drawing over to the blank side of the paper) with your pencil. Don't press so hard that you tear your paper, but the more shading the better. Now place the drawing on your scratchboard with the shaded side touching the black scratchboard surface. Tape the drawing to the board. Now trace over your drawing, pressing firmly. If you do this properly you will transfer the drawing to the scratchboard. When you are finished tracing everything, remove the paper and verify that you can see all the lines from your drawing on the scratchboard. You are now ready to start your scratching. DO NOT SCRATCH THE LINES OF THE DRAWING ON YOUR BOARD UNLESS THOSE LINES ARE WHITE IN YOUR PICTURE!!!! Scratch the different areas of your composition according to the appropriate values as seen in your photographs. The lines of the drawing are just guiding marks for your convenience. Good luck - Mr. KElley

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Figure Drawing Project

Examples of good Contour Line and Gesture drawings
Your new project assignment will involve completing many gesture drawings, contour line drawings and a few drawings rendered with shading. We will be completing most of this project in class, however you will also have additional homework assignments involving the techniques which you will learn in class. Gesture Drawings are quick sketches which illustrate basic shapes and forms along with their placement. You should be able to complete a gesture drawing in 30 seconds at the end of this project. There are no details in gesture drawings; only general shapes. Gesture drawings are a quick way to "map" out a compositional idea. If want to draw a group of objects, for example, but aren't sure which objects to include or where they should be placed on your art surface, you can quickly sketch the basic forms in your sketchbook to decide between several different possibilities. This allows you to see different compositions without spending a lot of time on small details.
Contour Line drawings are more detailed but do not include shading, generally. A contour line follows the perimeter of a shape. When you are using contour lines to draw the figure in class, you will have to show where shadows, wrinkles, folds, highlights, and other details are, such as fingers and facial features. You should not work too fast so that you can pay close attention to the lines found within the subject. You will usually draw contour lines atop gesture drawings. We will do several 1-5 minute contour line drawings.
Lastly, we will spend a couple weeks completing drawings which go from gesture drawing to contour line drawing to a drawing which has shading all in one. These more thorough drawings will be used as your final pieces to be graded.

Homework: You should have two drawings of your hand and your feet (or foot) for class on 20th. Draw these in your sketchbook. One hand and foot should be in contour lines. The other hand and foot may be either gesture drawings or a mixture of contour lines and shading. Each drawing should fill ONE WHOLE PAGE in your skectchbook. (see pics above for good examples of sketches)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Semester

Once again I hope that all of you had a great Christmas break. I wanted to let you know about our next projects coming up...

ART 3 = Homework due 1/13/10: Bring an 8x10" (or larger) scratch board to class. You can find these at Hobby Lobby...however Hobby Lobby only carries 2 of every size at any given time. So I will try to bring a couple with me to class on Wednesday just in case. Before you go click here to print a discount coupon for the scratch board. Also, you need to take pictures of River Region architecture and scenery for the Draw Montgomery competition which is your next project. Click here to review the requirements for this competition. HAVE YOUR PHOTOS READY FOR CLASS!

ART 1&2 = Bring your portfolios and sketchbooks to class. Those of you who left your Perspective projects at home during the critique need to bring them to class so that I can grade them. If you are one of the ones who is turning in your projects late and you don't want to lose 15pts, please have your parents sign a note stating that you were finished with your project before our class on 1/5/10 and that you simply forgot to bring it to class. If they will vouch for you then you will be spared the 15pt deduction on your grade. We will be discussing your next project in class.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Project #2 DUE Wed. 1/6/10

I hope everyone had a great Christmas break. Remember to bring your projects to class for a critique tomorrow (1/6/10). I hope that the extra couple of weeks helped many of you.

For those of you who entered a "turkey and videogame induced coma" for the entire break and still haven't finished your projects, don't forget that you may turn in your projects late. You lose 15 points for every week late. This is better than a zero!

Projects - ART 1&2 = Perspective Drawing
ART 3 = Color Scales