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Art 1/2 Assignments

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1.

FOCAL POINT/PAPER CUTOUTS (three weeks):
Example- Focal Point Presentation | Assignment Worksheet

 
 

This project introduced students to the elements and principles of design, along with much of the art terminology. This project requires students to establish a focal point and arrange shapes to create a sense of depth, motion, variety, complexity, and overlap. The arrangement also brings an implied sense of rhythm and line, along with spatial balance.

 

2.

THE HANDS (three weeks):
Example- Contour and Gesture | Pattern | Texture | Assignment Worksheet

 

This drawing assignment uses different positions of the hand as the subject matter in which four different drawings are done using contour and gesture drawing, along with the other two filled with textures and patterns.

 

3. PENCIL VALUE SCALE (three days):
Example- Value Chart | Assignment Worksheet
 

This is the introduction to working with the shading pencil and having control over the drawing tool. Students are also introduced to working with measurements and must create an even transition from light to dark working each square individually

 

4. THE SPHERE (two days):
Example- How to draw a sphere | Assignment Worksheet
 

This is the second technical skill assignment, in which the full value range is blended to achieve a three-dimensional effect.

 

5.

FLOATING SPHERES (two weeks)
Example, See Above | Assignment Worksheet

 

Everything learned from the previous assignments is brought together for this drawing. Five to seven spheres must be arranged to where the eye travels throughout the entire space with pattern used for the background (no checkerboards, please). The finished piece must be well-crafted with a consistent light source and the pattern must help with unity of image.

 

6. PAINTED VALUE SCALE (one week):
Example- Color | Assignment Worksheet
 

The first painting assignment in which a value scale is created and an even transition from white to black is required. Students learn the standard classroom procedures for working with the paints, along with mixing and brush control methods.

 

7. PAINTED COLOR VALUE SCALE (one week)
Example, See Above | Assignment Worksheet
 

This assignment is the beginning into color properties of hue, value, intensity, tint, tone and shade. Students select one color and make the full even transition from the lightest tint to the darkest shade working with nine sections. Students also discover the importance of keeping the work area and the color clean, as it takes little to have a negative impact on the color’s appearance.

 

8. OP ART/LIGHT-TO-DARK; DARK-TO-LIGHT (two weeks):
Example- Op Art | Assignment Worksheet
 

This is an optional assignment if time permits. The steps used are a good forerunner to the color wheel, in terms of the setup and working with a tighter area, requiring tighter brush control. Students select a design and make two of the same design, with the same color for both, only the order is reversed.

 

9.

COLOR WHEEL (four weeks):
Example- How to Mix Color | Assignment Worksheet

 

This is handled as a college level assignment and the beginnings of color theory, leading to color relationships used in the second semester. Students set up nine-section color wedges for twelve colors. The primary colors, along with black and white for shades and tints, are the only colors available, requiring mixing to attain the secondary and intermediate colors. The value transition must be even and consistent among all colors, along with having the highest level brush control.

 

10.

ROOM INTERIOR (three weeks):
Example- Space | Room | Drawing a Door | Assignment Worksheet

 

Space is three dimensional but can be implied in two dimensional art work. You will be working in two dimensions and use a special technique called perspective to portray a room in one or two point perspective. To do this you will draw items using the vanishing point and construct the final out of construction paper.

 

11.

PORTFOLIO AND REFLECTION:
Example- Final Review | Vocabulary Flash Card

 

Students generally have several days to prepare for this. All work must be saved and previous reflections reviewed so that they can give the grand discussion of all work throughout the semester.

 

All work is copyright of Beth Mikulanis unless otherwise stated.