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.
Problem to Solve: Practice the drawing strategy of switching to right brain dominance while accurately drawing the reflection of the face
"Vase/Face & Monster Vase/Face"
Problem to Sove: Allow your right brain thinking strategies to dominate while you accurately draw your chosen image upside down.
"Upside Down Drawing"
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.
"Blind Contour and Contour line drawing of a hand"
Problem to Solve: Increase your accuracy of proportion, foreshortening, overlapping, congruity, and specificity by practicing drawing contours of a minimum of 5 objects.
"5 Contour line drawings of objects from observation"
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.
"Blotted Contour Line Drawing"
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
"Negative Space of a Ram"
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 Tracing on IPad"
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.
Problem to Solve: Explore the Procreate app by transforming your selfie into a unique and visually interesting image.
"Exploring Procreate Through a Selfie"
Problem to Solve: Pay homage to an inspirational icon of your choice by transforming a photograph into a segmented portrait with colored pencil.
Artist Statement: I chose Kanye West because of him as a person. Kanye says what he wants and doesn't care what anyone thinks about him, or about what he says. He is also family oriented, and is the perfect role model, along with his talented wife Kim, for their two children and all his fans. He also has great bonds with other celebrities, like Taylor Swift, which helps give him creative ideas for his songs and music videos. Kanye West is a Grammy award winning, creative spirit, who influences pop culture with his inspirational songs and signature fashions.
"Inspirational Icon Mind Map"
"1-Point Perspective Boxes"
"2-Point Perspective Boxes"
"Magazine Perspective Activity"
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.
"Perspective IPad Activity"
Geometric Object Graphite Value Drawing with Zinger
"Value Scale and Value Gradation Worksheet"
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.
"Geometric Object Graphite Value Drawing with Zinger"
"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.
"'You as Who?' Self Portrait"