Sketchbook Assignments

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PURCHASING A SKETCHBOOK:

For Art Media I and Art Media II
You will be required to maintain a sketchbook throughout your Art Media I experience. It will be much more than a collection of doodles, but rather a window into your artistic development. It will be a substantial work in its’ own right. You may find that it will yield inspiration for other works or that it contains work worthy of photography. Your sketchbook will also be your space. Although exploration of specific content (i.e. drugs, alcohol, anything of a sexual nature) is not condoned, if you have sensitive material you do not want to share please cover that page. Below you will find all sketchbook requirements and assignments. There are also links for to help you get ideas flowing!

Purchasing Requirements:

  • STURDY
  • THE SIZE SHOULD BE 8.5″ X 11″ OR LARGER
  • USE BOTH SIDES OF THE PAGE
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO CLOSE YOUR SKETCHBOOK WHEN PAGES ARE WET WITH GLUE, PAINT ETC.

sketchbook example copy


ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES :

Sketchbook assignments will be announced and sketchbook work will be checked on Day 5 or Day 6 (depending when your class meets). Sketchbooks are then graded based on effort and craftsmanship and entered into the Academics/Research category on Sapphire. LATE POLICY – TWO POINTS WILL BE SUBTRACTED EACH CLASS PERIOD IT IS LATE. STUDENTS WILL BE AWARDED A MINIMUM OF HALF CREDIT 10/20 IF COMPLETED.

ALL SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS ARE CREATED ACROSS TWO PAGES 

 

1. Cover 2 pages with notes from other classes. Please emphasize composition. 

DUE DATES:

Day 5: February 9th – Blue, Orange, Green 

Day 6: February 10th   – Purple, Yellow

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This composition is too random! Please develop a more interesting composition!

2. On top of the notes, create an artwork about an event that happened to you this week. The style of this artwork should reflect the aesthetics of the following art movement: CUBISM.

Research CUBISM…. HERE!

Artists to reference are:

Pablo Picasso
George Braque
Jean Metzinger
Robert Delaunay
Albert Gleizes

Please answer the following questions: 

When was cubism? 
Which artists are considered the leaders of this art movement?
How did Cubist artists depict their subject matter? What was their intention?

DUE DATES:

Day 5: February 19th – Blue, Orange, Green 

Day 6: February 22nd – Yellow, Purple 

3. Create a color field painting. Not sure what it is? Look it up HERE!

DUE DATES:

Day 5: February 29th -Blue, Orange, Green

Day 6: March 1st – Yellow, Purple

COLOR FIELD

4. Think of a name for your in-class project (your stuffed creature). Then, on top of the color field painting, illuminate the first letter of that name.  Research Illuminated Manuscripts HERE for inspiration.

DUE DATES:

Day 5: March 8th – Blue, Orange, Green

Day 6: March 9th  – Purple, Yellow

illuminated letter illuminated letter2

5. Look at paintings from IMPRESSIONISM. After reading about the movement, research a specific artist below. Based on the aesthetics of Impressionism, create an illustration of a place in your everyday life.

20 points, Research Category)

DUE DATES:

Day 5: March 16th – Blue, Orange, Green 

Day 6: March 17th – Yellow, Purple 

Before creating the artwork, investigate ONE of the Impressionist artists below.  Please answer the following question based on the findings from your research. 

  • What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed?
  • At least 5 sentences required. 

Artists From Impressionism:

Gustave Caillebotte

Mary Cassatt

Edgar Degas

Max Liebermann

Édouard Manet

Claude Monet

Berte Morisot

Camille Pissarro

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Auguste Rodin

Medardo Rosso

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

 6. What do you believe to be true? What truths do you live by? For this sketchbook, you will create an artwork that illustrates your truth(s). The artwork must be influenced by the work of an artist from the POP art movement. Check out the POP Art Movement here.  Also, no text in the artwork please!

DUE DATES:

Day 5: April 12th – Blue, Orange, Green 

Day 6: April 13th – Yellow, Purple 

Artists to Research: 

Andy Warhol

Roy Lichtenstein 

Richard Hamilton

Jasper Johns 

Robert Rauchenberg 

Please answer the following question on the back of your artwork: 

  • Why did you select this artist? 

  • How did you combine the style of the artist with your idea of truth? 

7. We are going back in time…. to study prehistoric and neolithic art. For this assignment, you will investigate the very first (that we know of) artworks made by man. Based on the imagery you discover, create an artwork that illustrates song lyrics of your choice.  Write the song lyrics on the back of the artwork.

Due Dates:

April 20th – Blue, Orange and Green 

April 21st – Yellow and Purple

Works to research:

Lascaux Cave Paintings
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Chauvet Cave Paintings
Laas Geel Cave Paintings.

Also, please answer the following questions: 

  • What was one of the earliest sculptures ever created?

  • According to archaeologists and historians, what might have been it’s purpose? 

8. Research the Renaissance Art Movement. Select a painting from one of the artist’s below. Using a viewfinder, select an abstract composition. Replicate that composition across two pages in your sketchbook.

Due Dates: 

May 9th -Blue, Green, Orange 

May 10th- Yellow and Purple 

Artists to Research:

  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Raphael
  • Titian
  • Botticelli
  • Leonardo DaVinci

Reflection Questions:

  1. How did this artist impact the Renaissance Art Movement?

  2. What is one interesting fact about their life or work?

 

9. Final Sketchbook and Creative Process Reflection

 

Due Dates:

May 19th – Blue, Green and Orange

May 20th – Yellow and Purple 

During the course of this semester you have created artwork and navigated through the creative process in many different ways. On sketchbooks and and on in-class projects. You have been given ideas to expand on and expanded on your own ideas. You have been instructed on how to technically use specific materials, and developed your own techniques with materials. You have deleted, developed, experimented and progressed. This is the creative process! And this is your final reflection on the creative process…..

1. Draw A Map: 
If you had to draw a map of your creative process, what would it look like
2. Think About:
What are the key aspects of your creative process? What aspects of the creative process are crucial to you feeling a sense of accomplishment? 
3. On The Back: 
Answer the following questions…. What is creativity? Why is it important? 5 sentences required. 

Rubric:

Grade:                   _______ /50

Map Design Originality/Creativity

Key Aspects of the Creative Process.

Details Demonstrate Self-Reflection

Five Sentence Response:

  • Answers Question Posed
  • Depth of Response

 

 

 

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