2D/3D Design Studio Art 2013 class/homework

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Due June 4, 2013 Animals in Design

ANIMALS IN DESIGN Students will produce two final drawings using the idea of Animals in Design. One drawing will be straight black and white sharpie while the other is black and white sharpie along with color. Work to lose the white of the paper while leaving the important whites only. Feel free to use any medium for color. One piece will be 9”x 12” and the other will be roughly 12” x 16”. We will tape the edges to create a border. One way to approach this lesson is to gather an animal or two that you want to explore and work to create an abstract of the work.  Animals in Design

Start Createx May 8, 2013 through May 17th?

Createx planning will occur and the dates are in flux at this point.  We would like most students to have 3-4 createx monotypes when completed.

Due May 8, 2013 At least 8 Final good quality monoprints. 

Students will experiment to make discoveries about monoprinting and monotyping. During the experimental process students will work to create good quality images that become a part of the student portfolio and school websites. Students will be expected to create images that reflect knowledge in subtractive, drawing and additive processes that also include use of black and white, and color with layering methods.  Monoprinting

Due Tuesday May 14, 2013 Homework "The Eye in Design"

Students will develop two well thought out final “Eye in Design” drawings using sharpies, and other color tools to complete the lesson.  This set of lessons is not so much about capturing an eye as it sits realistically within the face and eye socket but is more about the eye as it is abstracted upon and used in good design or symbolic in nature.  There are two parts to this lesson.  The first part is using just black and white-sharpie and working to lose the white of the page -leaving only important whites.  The second part is using black and white-sharpie and color of your choice, leaving only important whites.   Feel free to use a single eye or both eyes and animal eyes can be used as well.  Two different size papers with taped edges and well thought out borders, avoid massive black sloppy distracting borders. Eye in Design   Eyes- scroll down

Due Friday April 26, 2013 Homework 

1.  Nametag: Create a 2D nametag to be displayed with your artwork at the art show. Nametags should be at least 5” x 11”. Can be done in color or black and white.
2.  1 Mircograph: 
Micrography: Drawing with text. Scribal practice of using small text to create abstract designs, originally employed for centuries in Jewish and Islamic art.  Students will design their own micrograph using sharpie. Micrographs should be 11” x 14” and may be in color or black and white.  Think about the size and variation of the font you use as well as the positive and negative space of the page. Subject matter can be the students choice.

Due Tuesday April 9th. Abstract Design Sequence:

Students will create two sequenced abstract designs by dividing a page into boxes, or a grid and drawing a progression of abstract sharpie patterns. Please use the whole page. Grid, or box size and alignment is the artist’s choice. Please refrain from using text or naturalistic forms. Think organic shapes, geometric shapes, rhythmic patterns and lines. One may be done in black and white and the other in color. 

Due Monday April 2, 2013 Flower of Life

Powerful design often stems from the simplest forms. The flower of life is a scared, geometrical design, created by overlapping 7 concentric circles. Repetition and pattern has common day prevalence in media, advertising and design. Exploring repetition of form and shape, students will create 3D paper sculptures, using rigid drawing paper. Students will paint a dark and light hue on either side, cut the paper into strips and begin molding the paper into simple shapes. The shapes will then be assembled to create an original and aesthetically pleasing design.

Due March 18, 2013  Mask Identity Lesson

Students will construct individual masks of their own perceived identities out of cardboard and mixed media, employing previously acquired skills. Masks are to be created in three-dimensional form, sized to fit or larger. Students will apply a range of techniques demonstrated in class and articulate creative problem solving procedures. Masks will be assembled with glue, adornments to be constructed out of cardboard or mixed media. The exterior may be wallpapered in magazine collage or painted with acrylic paint. Mask Identity

Due March 22. 2013 Double line art 

Students will create a series of double lines drawings using black sharpies, color sharpies, (and/or other colored markers, crayons, colored pencils, watercolor, etc.) to create two interesting and eye catching final designs. Double line drawings can be free form, non-representational or they can be a combination of free form and representational pieces to a while working on 9” x 12” format black line bordered paper. Border can confine the drawing (framing it) or the border can allow the drawing to continue off page.  Students are free to explore a black line drawing as long as the concept of double lines are evident.  One of the drawings will become a color piece, while the other is strictly black and white.   Following in this packets are examples of various double line projects both black and white and color. Double Line Drawings


Due March 12, 2013 Cardboard Chairs

Students will construct a fairly durable miniature chair.  The chair will be a unique 3D design creation.  The chair size needs to be roughly 18x 12x 10, give or take depending on the needs of the artist.  Students will draw out three to four views of the chair-front, back, side and 3/4. These drawings will be the plans for the final chair.  The chair needs to be recognized as a chair.    

In constructing the chairs, please consider supports for pieces that are put together. Chairs will not be painted or decorated with anything else.  They will stand alone as a final cardboard product.

Due March 5, 2013 Incredibly large Pinching and Gathering-free form design

Incredibly large Pinching and Gathering-free form design-
Students will be creating a large 18”x24” sharpie line drawing that is a non-objective line drawing assignment-no imagery, just repetitive pinching and gathering lines. We will practice in class and get started working on large paper. Please consider either a broken border to go off page or a full border. Fill the page using line that flows freely through the space. Follow the guidelines below to create a dynamic composition. Fill page. 
*Watch for lines not running in together 
*take advantage of "pinching" and "gathering" 
*Allow for some white space 
*keep lines continuous and precise. 
*Try to have series of lines lines that travel the width/length/diagonal of the page 
*keep visual triangles moving throughout, work to unify
   Pinching and Gathering 

Due March 4, 2013 Painted small, first sculpture

Students will use acrylic paints to paint their first small sculpture.  Keep the painting simple, one or two colors mixed.  

Due March 4, 2013 Large Tower

Students will pair up and design, plan and construct a sturdy cardboard tower that stands roughly 24 inches tall, and 8-12 inches wide.  The tower needs to appear somewhat symmetrical and can stand and balance on its own.  Cutting blades, tape and hot glue will be used throughout the construction.  The tower does not need to resemble a building.  Feel free to consider the windows and interior elements as well as the exterior.  Ideally, the tower should have interesting and creative elements to it.  We will paint the finished project. Large Tower 

Due Thursday February 14, 2013 Incredibly Large Free Form Design

Students will start off working with an 18”x 24” sheet of white paper. They will begin by creating a border in black, either a free form border or a ruler drawn border. The border can be closed in or left open in areas to allow the free form design to spill out beyond the border off the page. Please do not use representational objects in the drawing. Certainly flowered and leaf like shapes are acceptable as they allow for a more flowing arrangement. Line drawings can overlap or lay edge to edge. Use the compositional technique of visual triangles through the beginning stages of the drawing. Use black shapes, thick accent lines-lines that change from thin to thick to thin, repeat shapes with in shapes allowing for subtle changes, use double lines and allow yourself to work all over and not from corner to corner. Please take care of the drawing by rolling it up carefully.  Incredibly Large Free Form Design