Thematic Library Window Mural
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.
"Positivity Spreads" Our group worked really hard to create a mural that spread out main ideas to the viewer. Our mural is communicating that positivity can spread to even the darkest of places. This can encourage and inspire the Fairview School District Community to be a light in the darkness. It shows them that even the smallest “seed” of positivity can reach out farther than ever expected and make a huge change in the world we live in. To show this through art, we had an array of positive items such as a rainbow, sunshine, and a giant flower in the center of our mural with a darker scene spreading towards the edges. To show that this positivity was spreading we used dandelion puff seeds. They floated across the scene and showed the positivity reaching to the darkness. We wrote “Positivity Spreads” across the left and right of the scene to further explain the ideas to the viewer. Our favorite part of making the mural was making mistakes. It was really fun making mistakes and turning them into something new. If we had to choose something that we are most proud of, it would be our teamwork and flexibility through the whole project. We really enjoyed creating a mural to share with the Fairview Community and hope that it’s positivity, as well as ours, spreads to our fellow students as well as everyone else in the Fairview School District.
During this project I learned that teamwork really does make the dream work. My group as a whole pulled through and completed the project by splitting up and working on different aspects that contribute to a whole.
Problem to Sove: Create a reproduction of your chosen image (flower, tiger, or eye) by using graphite pencils on paper.
"Draw a perSon"
Problem to Sove: Draw a person and self assess what drawing level is evident.
"Vase/face & monster Vase/face"
Problem to Solve: Practice the drawing strategy of switching to right brain dominance while accurately drawing the reflection of the face.
"Upside down Drawing"
Problem to Solve: Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down
"Blind Contour And Contour Line Drawing Of Hand"
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.
"5 Contour Line Drawings Of Objects From Observation"
Problem to Solve: Increase your accuracy of proportion, foreshortening, overlapping, congruity, and specificity by practicing drawing contours of a minimum of 5 objects.
"Blotted Contour Line Drawing"
Problem to Solve: Transform your most interesting and best contour line drawing into a blotted contour line drawing inspired by Andy Warhol's graphic design work.
"Negative Space Of A Ram"
Problem to Solve: Train your brain to observe and record the shapes and angles of the negative space with the intention it will increase the accuracy of the positive space.
Skeleton Drawing With Sharpie
"SKELETON trAcing in ipad"
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.
"SKELETON Drawing With sharpie"
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.
1st Quarter Sketchbook Assignments
Problem to Solve: Use the template paper provided to design an original "your name" artwork to be displayed in your ipad case.
"Exploration Of Procreate App Through Transforming A Selfie"
Problem to Solve: Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.
"My Artful Image: Emphasis And Visual Movement"
Problem to Solve: Design and create an image that uses visual movement to guide viewer’s attention to your emphasis of a chosen image.
"Scale And Proportion"
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.
"All Things That Flower"
Problem to Solve: Design a unique and creative composition relating to the theme, "All Things that Flower". Your artwork will be submitted into an art competition at the Tom Ridge Center.
"Negative Space: ActiveTransformation"
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.
For the "Inspirational Icon" project, I chose to do Chloe Grace Moretz. I admire her because of her actions in the recent global Women's March. I participated in the Erie Women's March, and at the same time she was protesting in LA. I find it intriguing that a famous actress would have the same views and want to advocate for such an important cause, just as I did.
During the "Inspirational Icon" project, I did more with colored pencils then I have in my whole life. I put a lot of time into the final product and am happy with the end result. I really like how the color scheme worked out. If I could have done anything differently, I would have chose different color for the pale pink. It ended up being kind of scratchy and blotchy. I liked this project very much and would do it again.
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.
During these activities I learned much more about perspective. I've done some of these activities before in other classes, but I expanded my knowledge a lot more. I already knew how to do the majority of it but what was new to me what the vocabulary.
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.
During this project, I learned so much about shading. I had never done it before and it was a nice start to get into the "You as Who" project. Overall, sharing was pretty hard and I hope I get better in the next project.
"You as Who?" Self Portrait
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.