2/D Studio Art 1


Course Descriptions:

2/D Studio Art 1: Course # 0101300

Students experiment with the media and techniques used to create a variety of two-dimensional (2-D) artworks through the development of skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and/or design. Students practice, sketch, and manipulate the structural elements of art to improve mark making and/or the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation, research, and/or imagination. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

2/D Studio Art 2: Course # 0101310

Students develop and refine technical skills and create 2-D compositions with a variety of media in drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and/or design. Student artists sketch, manipulate, and refine the structural elements of art to improve mark-making and/or the organizational principles of design in a composition from observation, research, and/or imagination. Through the critique process, students evaluate and respond to their own work and that of their peers. This course incorporates hands-on activities and consumption of art materials.

Supply List:
Every day students enrolled in these courses will need to bring...
A #2 Pencil
A black ink pen
One fine tip black Sharpie Marker
One very fine tip black Sharpie Marker
One white vinyl eraser- no pink erasers!!!

A sketchbook or spiral ring notebook
Projects for the second 4.5 week grading period:
Congrats, you've made it through the second 4.5 weeks!  Let's keep up the great work, positive attitudes, amazing art making, and this might be the best art year ever!

Project Name: Points Possible:
 Zentangles             100
 Silhouettes ( 2nd block only)   100
 Grid Drawing (1st block only) 100                            
 Value Book     100
 Homework         100
Project #8: The Grid Drawing- Due October 18th (1st Block), October 23rd (2nd Block)
See attached PowerPoints titled, Value and Grid Drawing

Project #7: Stunning Silhouettes-Due October 9th (2nd block), October 23rd (1st Block)
See attached Powerpoint titled, Stunning Silhouettes
Project # 6: Zany Zentangles- Due September 20th- 
See attached PowerPoint titled, Zentangles
Projects for the first 4.5 week grading period:
Welcome to the wonderful world of art!  I'm your, host, Mrs. Bennett.  Get ready to expand your mind, learn, experiment,look at the world from a different perspective, and of course, create as I take on this wild ride.  Are you ready?  OK, lets go!

TBA= To be assigned
Project Name: Points
 Mini Portfolio     100
Large Artist's Portfolio     100
Contour Line Book 100
R.C. & B.C.Diptych Drawing
Gesture Drawing Collaboration Project

Total Points: 500

Project # 5: Jovial Gestures! Created in class 9/13 & 9/16
See PowerPoint attached below titled, Contour and Gesture

Project #4- Regular and Blind Contour Diptych-Due September 10th

What is a diptych?  Why make one? What effect does a diptych presentation have on a viewer that a single paneled image does not?  A diptych is a piece of art created on two separate panels or canvases. Creating a diptych is a fun and interesting way of breaking up the space of an image and forcing the viewer's eyes to travel throughout the entirely of a piece.  Students will create a diptych drawing of one object using two distinctly different techniques.  Panel one must consist of at LEAST 5 drawings of an object drawn in the regular contour line method.  The second panel must contain at LEAST five drawings of the same object using the blind contour method.  When drawing each individual object, the student needs to remember the principles of variety and proportion, as well as to use line variation,  and should try multiple perspectives.  Blind Contour drawings and Regular Contour drawings may overlap into the other's panel. Once the objects are drawn, students will ink their pencil drawings with sharpie then add color.  Chosen colors do not have to be representational.  As a final step, students will add a patterned background to both panels using complimentary colors.  For a quick reference, please see the PowerPoint attached below titled, 
Contour and Gesture.

Project # 3: Contour Line Practice Book-Due September 3rd

What is a contour line drawing? What is a blind contour line drawing?  Why are they important?  A contour line drawing  is a drawing that describes the outline of an object as well as the interior details.  The lines are smooth and continuous rather that rough and sketchy.  Blind contour line drawings are a bit different.  While creating a blind contour drawing, the artist looks at the subject they are drawing, but they are not allowed to look at their paper and cannot lift their drawing utensil at all.  Why are these techniques important to master?  Because any artist who would like to learn how to draw must be able to observe an object and draw what they actually see not what they think they see.  For this project, students will be introduced to these concepts and will complete a booklet of regular contour line drawing exercises as well as blind contour line drawing exercises.  Please see the power point attached below for a refresher.


Project #2:The Artist's Portfolio- Due August 27th
What is a portfolio?  A portfolio is a vessel used by an artist for the purposes of storing, transporting, displaying, and protecting their precious artwork.   Portfolios can be very modest or very sophisticated and high-end.  Usually, beginning artists start out on the more modest end of the spectrum and work their way up to buying nicer and nicer portfolios that suit their ever-changing, and ever-improving artwork.  In this class you will asked to create a large amount of work.  Each assignment I give you is expected to be treated like gold.  After all, this is your creation, you will be pouring hours and hours into each project, why abuse your work?  You wouldn't want to, so you will be making your very own artist's portfolio.  Since you are a beginning artist, we will be starting out on the modest end of the spectrum.  After filling out the plan sheet I gave you and deciding on a design that you and I agree on, you will be given a large piece of oaktag paper.  The oaktag is sturdy and easy to draw on.  As mentioned in my presentation (also attached below and title " The Artist's Portfolio,"  the theme of this design is you.  Yes, it's all about you again.  Here's your chance to show all of us what you're made of.  What goes on in that head of yours, what are your goals and dreams, what inspires you, what makes you tick?  Express yourself by using the different types of lines we discussed in class as well as loads of color and cover every last square inch of at LEAST one side of your portfolio.  Make sure to add your name and class period so I know who to give credit to.  If you finish early, then flip your portfolio over and start decorating the other side.  Utilize your time to experiment, play, and get yourself drawing again.  Many of you have told me that you have not had art since elementary school or ever!  This will get your creative juices flowing again.  I can't wait to see the results.  Good luck!
Image from KIPTONart

Project #1: Mini Portfolio Project- Due August 19th
Each of you are young adults capable to keeping track of your own papers and works in progress. Basically, being organized. As someone who is constantly working on this, I am going to help you in a couple of ways.  First, I am basically giving you 100 easy-smeasy points to kick this semester off in the right direction. Secondly, I am helping you to help yourself begin this class in an organized and colorful manner.  Win-win, right? Yep.  Here are the guidelines for the project and the word doc titled "Mini Portfolio" is attached below as well. In a nutshell, I am asking you to transform a boring and blank manilla folder into something of beauty to keep all of your little handouts, collage pieces, notes, magazine cut-outs, etc. in one central location.  You will be creating a very large artist's portfolio next, and you will be surprised how quickly things can get lost amongst all of the large pieces you will be working on.   I am trying to get to know you, and this is a way for me to start scratching the surface.  On the opposite side of your mini portfolio, I want you to go crazy.  Fill it up with magazine pictures, doodles, song lyrics, random thoughts, hand drawn pictures, patterns, etc, I don't care, just make it colorful and eye-catching.  When you are finished, please hand it in to me, and I will laminate it.  It will then be stored in your large artist's portfolio.  We'll start that next week.



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