Fundamentals of Art Devon Eisenhut

Thematic Library Window Muiral

Problem to Solve: Collaborate to design a painted mural on the windows above the library. Your design will be based on the FSD annual theme and will positively influence the FSD community.

In this project I learned how to work in a group and make a solid plan to complete the mural.

Drawing lessons

Problem to Sove: Create a reproduction of your chosen image (flower, tiger, or eye) by using graphite pencils on paper. In this project. I learned how to use the different pencils.

Problem to Sove: Draw a person and self assess what drawing level is evident.

The Drawing of the person is psedorealistic.

Problem to Solve: Practice the drawing strategy of switching to right brain dominance while accurately drawing the reflection of the face.

I learned how to draw and check my drawing while copying it form one side to the other.

Problem to Sove: Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down. I learned how to only pay attention to the lines and shapes and not use left brain thinking.

Blind Contour Problem to Solve: Without looking at your paper, record all of the edges of your hand. Your goal is line specificity.

Contour Problem to Solve: Use the grid lines on the plexiglass view finer to help you replicate your contour line drawing of your hand. You are aiming for accurate proportions and line specificity

I learned what contour lines are and practiced how to use left brain thinking.

Problem to Solve: Increase your accuracy of proportion, foreshortening, overlapping, congruity, and specificity by practicing drawing contours of a minimum of 5 objects.

I practiced how to draw proportion, line specificity, foreshornting, and congruity.

Skeleton Drawing with sharpie

Problem to Solve: Select a section of the skeleton that is just above your comfort challenge level and utilize the rule of thirds and touchs 3 sides of your paper to create a dynamic composition.

Problem to Solve: Apply your knowledge of right brain dominance, contour line techniques, negative space, and rule of thirds in order to draw a strong composition of the skeleton in proportion. I learned how to pay attention to negative space and draw contour lines.


Problem to Solve: Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.

Problem to Solve: Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.

Problem to solve: Design and create an image that uses visual movement to guide viewer’s attention to your emphasis of a chosen image.

Problem to solve: Create a conceptually meaningful composition by using Procreate to transform the SCALE of chosen object(s). The change in SCALE needs to change the meaning or story of the image.

Problem to Solve: Activate the negative space by transforming it into part of the positive space. Find your own unique way of solving this problem.

Problem to Solve: Invest an hour of “invest”igation into what you can transform this “O” design into while creating CONTRAST and BALANCE in your composition. I want to see how far you can push the design while maintaining the existence of the “O” form. What can you come up with? Surprise us all.


Problem to Solve: Pay homage to an inspirational icon of your choice by transforming a photograph into a segmented portrait with colored pencil.

Post Malone

Post Malone is my inspirational icon because people doubted him but he proved them wrong. When one of his songs became very popular, critics said he was just a one-hit wonder. Then he released his album and it was super successful. Post Malone inspires me to never give up, and chase my dreams no matter what others say.

I learned how to draw with a grid. I also learned how to plan out my color scheme.

Perspective Activities

Perspective ipad Activity

Grade: Rubric icon. Opens a dialog.8/8Click to launch rubrics popup.

View Grade Information. Opens a dialogue

Problem to Solve: Visually identify how the rules of perspective function in our every day environment by labeling the orthogonal lines, vanishing point, and horizon line.

1. Take a picture with obvious orthogonal lines.

2. Import your image into Procreate.

3. Draw the orthogonal lines in a bright color. Label it.

4. Draw a dot for the vanishing point in a different bright color. Label it in the same color.

5. Draw the horizon line in a different bright color. Label it in the same color.

6. Save to your camera roll

7. Submit onto this assignment.

I learned the basics of one and 2 point perspectives. I also learned about the horizon and orthogonal lines and vanishing point

geometric object graphite value drawing with zinger

Problem to Solve: Apply your knowledge and skills of creating proportion, perspective, value range, hard edges, soft edges, and value gradations to create an illusion of a three-dimensional environment on a two-dimensional surface.

I learned how to put the right value in the right place. I also learned where to put hard and soft edges.

You as who

Drawing Problem to Solve: Apply your knowledge and skills of drawing to create a realistic self-portrait of you imitating a chosen individual. You are in charge of choosing someone to imitate, preparing your props and facial expressions for the camera, and executing a unique artwork.

I learned how to use gradation to show curves on my face. I used my skills from the previous projects to use the right value and gradate in the right places


Problem to Solve: Pick a social cause that you feel strongly about and design an image to communicate your position on the issue. This is an opinion piece; it should express a view and try to persuade the audience (our class). Some possible ideas are: Anti-war, Patriotism, Hunger, Environment, Abortion, Ethnic tolerance, Literacy, Anti-smoking, Freedom of speech, Voter apathy, Recycling. You may also pick your own.


View exemplar artists’ work for ideas.

Pick a social cause that you feel strongly about.

Are you creating a poster, billboard, social media post, or advertisement?

Design a school appropriate persuasive image about this cause.

All areas of your image should be visually composed to create unity. Unity = Emphasis, Movement, Contrast, Variety, Repetition, Balance

Within the same post, write the social cause you chose as well as an artist statement about the message you are getting across to your viewers.

Problem to Solve: Use the clues in this paragraph to help you draw your own interpretation of the story within one image/page.

A big bully ball is chasing three paperclips through a bright meadow leading to a dark alley, which has seven hungry dictionaries rapidly flying out into the light. In the distance an army of pencils are marching in rows armed with angry balloons. The pigeons are laughing at the stray dog that is desperately chasing his teeth.

Write the noun, verb, and adjective you pulled out of the dish as a post on Schoology right now.

Problem to Solve: Create a dynamic composition by making the combination of that noun, verb, and adjective your emphasis.

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