"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.
The thematic Window mural taught me that teamwork makes the dream work. Before we started making the mural, we (as a group) never thought we could accomplish everything in time. Then as we collaborated together, we realized teamwork can solve everything.
'Pre-Assessment/ Base Line Drawing"
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 Sove: Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down.
"Contour Line Drawing of a Hand" and "Blind Contour Line Drawing of a 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 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 on 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.
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 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"
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.
Reflection: I learned how to use photoshop. It helped me later along in another assignment. This also showed me how to get peoples attention through art.
"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: Active Transformation"
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.