Due: One week
Using oil pastels, create a color self portrait (head, neck, shoulders) that differentiates light and dark. Use warm colors (yellows, oranges, or pinks) for the lighter areas and cool colors (blues, greens, or violets) for the shadows
Medium: Oil pastel
Size: Sketchbook (11 x 14") or larger
First: Arrange a single light source to create dramatic shifts in light and dark on your face.
GLOSSARY OF COLOR
Classification of a color as red, blue, green, or yellow in reference to the spectrum.
1. The purity of a color, or its freedom from white or gray.
2. Intensity of distinctive hue; saturation of a color.
Higher color temperatures are cool (blueish white) colors;
lower color temperatures are warm (yellowish white through red) colors.
The darkness or lightness of a color. Tone. Tonal value
The base colors from which other colors can be mixed: red, yellow, blue.
A color, as orange, green, or violet, produced by mixing two primary colors.
Intermediate colors are the "third" category of color. They are made by mixing a primary and a secondary color together.
A color, as brown, produced by mixing two secondary colors.
One of a pair of primary or secondary colors across from each other on the color wheel, as green opposed to red, orange opposed to blue, or violet opposed to yellow.
Having a variety of tones of only one color
Colors that are neither warm nor cool. Grays and browns are neutral colors.
A color diluted with white; a color of less than maximum purity, chromo, or saturation.
A delicate or pale color.
The degree of darkness of a color, determined by the quantity of black or by the lack of illumination.
Colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel.
Colors in an equilateral triangle on the color wheel; such as red, yellow, and blue; or orange, green, and violet
not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
easily seen through
Some definitions are taken from dictionary.com and wikipedia.com.
Using a soft drawing pencil or charcoal, draw as much of your face as possible by only using changes in tonal values. Don't draw any lines. Define your face by roughing in the dark, middle, and light areas rather than by defining the contours. Use the side of your drawing material instead of the tip.
Using your graphite drawing pencil, draw a traditional self-portrait from a 3/4 angle (side of head, both eyes, side of nose, one ear showing)
The drawing must include your head, neck, and shoulder, and take up a full page of your sketchbook.
It must be from a mirror, not a photograph.
Spend time on realistic neck, collar, shirt/shoulders
Set yourself up in front of a mirror, with your face turned at a 3/4 angle to the mirror. With a light pencil line (using an HB or 2B pencil), rough out the general proportions of your head, neck and shoulders. Then, as you become more confident of your accuracy of the direction of line and the proportions, use a darker pencil and a heavier mark for some of your lines.
Ebony pencil, or other graphite drawing pencils
Due: Wednesday, October 14
Draw your own facial features as accurately as possible. Draw each feature (eye, mouth, nose, ear) three times, from different angles and with different expressions. Draw from life (mirror), NOT photographs. Draw large, fitting two or three features on each page of your 11 x 14" sketchbook.
You will have one day to work on this in the classroom, one day in a remote session, and complete the rest as homework (Remember that work outside of class will typically take 1 1/2 - 2 hours per week).
You will of course need to complete the mouth drawings while remote.
These are to be careful contour line drawings, not rough sketches. Where you feel it is needed to establish form/structure/three-dimensionality, you may use some tonal value ("shading"), but this is not a requirement.
Turn in photographs of the work by Wednesday morning for a Wednesday critique, and the actual work the next time you are in the classroom.
Due: One class period
You will need:
Draw the following, each in its own separate page of your sketchbook:
Using various media, draw a series of self portraits
To start, you will be working on a series of self portrait drawings to be completed in a single class period. Look carefully and closely at yourself in the mirror. Choose a good viewpoint (it does not necessarily have to be straight on), and remain still as your draw. Your focus should be to capture contour and proportion as accurately as you can given the guidelines.
1. Draw a blind contour drawing of yourself. To do this, you must not look at the paper as you draw. Draw to fill the entire paper. Draw slowly and carefully, following the edges of the various forms on your face. If you lose your place, you may stop and look at your drawing to get to set yourself in the right place, then stop looking and continue drawing blindly. If you consider the first drawing unsuccessful, do a second one. Bear in mind, there will likely be a considerable amount of distortion.
2. Draw a continuous contour drawing that includes your head, neck and shoulders (shirt collar, etc.). You can only use one line for the entire drawing. If your pencil accidentally leaves the paper, place it where you left off and continue. Draw to fill the entire paper.
3. Draw one of your features, large (fill the paper). Concentrate on accurate proportion and contour (line) first. Once you are satisfied that your line drawing is accurate, add value (using your ebony pencil, a set of drawing pencils, or a charcoal pencil). Tonal value should be used to establish three-dimensional form, so use light, middle, and dark tones.
Create a well-designed drawing that tells us about your summer vacation, or your life during the months since the pandemic began. Include multiple events/scenes. Design the page to be as visually interesting as possible and clearly illustrate your ideas. Do your best to make this a thoughtful and idea-filled artwork.
Brainstorm, write thoughtfully, come up with several events and ideas, and develop the composition by drawing a number of thumbnail sketches.
Any size between 11 x 14” and 18 x 24”
Drawing in pencil, then black ink and color (watercolor, color markers, color pencils, or a combination)
In your classroom journal, write about your summer vacation. The more detailed content you develop, the better.
Some things to consider:
This is a pre-assessment to find out what you already know, and I will be observing work habits and your process, your final work, and your participation in the final critique of student work. By observing how you approach the project, I will gain a better sense of your strengths and of how you could grow throughout the year.
As the measuring tool, I will be using this rubric:
Rubric: Art Studio Habits of Mind
Please answer these questions after you've completed your artwork:
A 3-dimensional, mixed-media “sculpto-pictorama” parody of an everyday scene in Burlington.
June 13 (Two weeks)
In a group, create a mixed-media sculpto-pictorama; a tableau; a scene that depicts a moment in time; a humorous depiction of an everyday situation that comments on the human condition. Include many details.
Artist Profile: Red Grooms
Sculpto-Pictoramas - Walk-in environments
The City of Chicago (1968)
Ruckus Manhattan (1975) - an enormous, sprawling recreation of New York City
1. Read and discuss Red Grooms
2. Brainstorm possibilities
3. If you have not yet completed your color studies for the clay relief, do that now.
(At this point, only one is necessary.)
4. Once you have completed the watercolor studies, begin making/realizing your ideas for Ruckus Burlington.