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ART 100 ASSIGNMENTS

Advanced assignments are given to test skills acquired through in-class and sketchbook assignments. Each represents 22% of your grade fro a total of 66% of your final grade.

In-class exercises are shorter assignments that take less time to execute. Their goal is to introduce you to basic skills.

Sketchbook assignments are to be executed in your sketchbook. They are evaluated periodically. This purpose is to help you hone your basic skills and to give you a chance to practice more freely.


Advanced assignments 

DJ Mix Drawing

Value: 16.5% of final grade
Animal: Dragon Tiger
Goal: To understand the underlying effect of chance and randomness in drawing
Problem: What basic shapes can be created from a store of images, textures and gestures that are mixed together to form a composition?

Constraints: Use horizontal and vertical principal lines to align your forms
Concepts: Chance, synthesis, randomness, emotional content,  strength of purpose
Materials: 18×24″
 paper, ink, brush, glue stick, scissors, ruler
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your creativity and your ability to work from scratch to create an image that has a strong composition and meaningful content.

Paper Airplane

Value: 16.5% of final grade
Animal: Crane
Goal: Draw a proportional, balanced still life composition that builds on the skills of the previous assignment while adding value and shading to capture light and shadow.
Problem: How to balance positive and negative space to create a pleasing composition that has weight, solidity and volume.
Constraints: Use horizontal and vertical principal lines to align your forms
Concepts:
Aggregate shapes, value, proportion, balance, symmetry
Materials: 18×24″
 paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate, symmetrical forms. 

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Room in 1 Point Perspective

Value: 16.5% of final grade
Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon
Goal: Use the skills learned from the previous assignment to make a drawing of the classroom using 1 pt. perspective
Problem: Use the rules of perspective to give wings to support your vision
Constraints: Rely on your skills of observation
Concepts: Vanishing point, horizon, line weight, construction lines
Materials: 18×24″ paper, graphite pencils, sandpaper board, kneaded eraser
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create accurate drawings using 1 pt. perspective with high attention to detail

Narrative drawing

Value: 16.5% of final grade
Animal: Crane, Praying Mantis, Dragon, Snake, Tiger
Goal: Use the skills learned from the previous assignment to make a narrative drawing. A narrative drawing is one that uses all the elements and skills you have learned to tell a story. The story can be personal, real, psychological, fictitious or historical. 
Problem: Use the rules of perspective to give wings to support your vision
Constraints: You may use any of the media you have been introduced to during the semester.
Concepts: Vanishing point, horizon, line weight, construction lines, aggregate shapes, value, proportion, balance, symmetry
Materials: 18×24″ variable materials
Evaluation: You will be evaluated on your craftsmanship, skill, attention to detail and ability to create a drawing that tells a compelling story.


In-class exercises

Contour line exercises:

Goal: To maintain a focus on the outer and inner contours of the subject matter and to convey the idea of a form with using value (shading)

Positive and negative space

Goal: To main develop an awareness of the empty space that exists in between the solid forms that dominate our consciousness of objects ain a focus on the outer and inner contours of the subject matter and to convey the idea of a form with using value (shading)

Line Drawings of Bottles

Goal: To understand the how basic geometric shapes are combined to create the illusion of three-dimensional form. Download template

Value scale

Goal: To develop the ability to discern shades of gray from absolute black to absolute white

Still life stations

Goal: To gain skill in framing  objects arranged in a still life composition

Quad drawing

Goal: To make a guided drawing of an architectural structure using 1 pt. perspective

Room Interior

Goal: To make an observational drawing of the classroom interior using 1 point perspective