Week of December 18th-22nd, 2017

We will have Monday and Tuesday of this week to continue working on the Structure and Spontaneity pieces or work on your Semester Project.  As long as both pieces are finished by their respective due dates you can work on both.  

The Structure and Spontaneity pieces (minimum of 2) will be DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th at the beginning of class.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  The Christmas themed movie that will be shown is Krampus.  
  2. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th:  Minimum of 2 pieces DUE:  Structure and Spontaneity.  ONE with added mark making material (ink, marker, pastels, etc.) and the SECOND with some type of printmaking technique.  Both on a base already created.
  3. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 22nd:  Last day of the Semester!  If you have any missing assignments or ones that you have reworked they are due by the end of your period today.  Have a great break!

 

Week of December 11th-15th, 2017

Large Scale paintings are DUE at the beginning of the class on Monday.  On Monday we will also be registering for the Scholastic Art Competition as well as introducing several printmaking techniques that can be used on one of their "Spontaneity" bases they created last week.  They will have all week and Monday and Tuesday of next week to continue working on the Structure and Spontaneity pieces or work on their Semester Project.  As long as both pieces are finished by their respective due dates they can work on both.   

On Friday we have a wonderful opportunity for students during 3rd period.  Savannah College of Art and Design will be coming to visit the Art Department during 3rd period.  All art students are welcome to attend as long as you pick up a permission form from Mrs. Plagge to be signed by your 3rd period teacher and parent by Thursday.  They will be discussing the many opportunities that exist for art related degrees in our society and will provide information about their school.  They do a great job presenting the options that are available to students.

The Structure and Spontaneity pieces (minimum of 2) will be DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th at the beginning of class.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 11th:  Large Scale Painting DUE.  **  ONLY 11 days until the Semester Still Life Project is DUE! 
  2. TUESDAY, DEC. 12th:  Art Open Studio from 2:30 until 5:00 pm.
  3. THURSDAY, DEC. 14th:  Elder Food and Toy Drive:  VOLUNTEER to help deliver boxes! **ALSO, the Scholastic Art Competition deadline 
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Sketchbook # 4 (and final) DUE
  5. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Savannah College of Art and Design visits the Art Room  during 3rd period.  Any student who is not in 3rd period, but would like to attend the presentation must see Mrs. Plagge before Friday to get a permission slip that must be signed by your 3rd period teacher and a parent.  
  6. SATURDAY, DEC. 16th and SUNDAY, Dec. 17th:  Last weekend to work on Semester  Project.
  7. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  A Christmas themed movie will be shown.  Listen to announcements this week to find out what movie it will be. 
  8. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th:  Minimum of 2 pieces DUE:  Structure and Spontaneity.  ONE with added mark making material (ink, marker, pastels, etc.) and the SECOND with some type of printmaking technique.  Both on a base already created.
  9. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE
  10. FRIDAY, DEC. 22nd:  Last day of the Semester!  If you have any missing assignments or ones that you have reworked they are due by the end of your period today.  Have a great break!

 

Week of December 4th-8th, 2017

Students finished up their 10 bases using chalk pastels, paint and collage on Friday.  On Tuesday I will introduce the next project which will focus on Structure and Spontaneity.  We will discuss what that means and how we can incorporate those concepts into some of the bases created.  Students will be required to create, at minimum, two finished pieces from their bases.  One of those will be integrated with a print.

This week students will be allowed to work on their Large Scale painting and/or their Structure and Spontaneity pieces.  I would highly encourage the students to use the open studios this week to work on their paintings.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 4th:  NO SCHOOL b/c of teacher in service
  2. TUESDAY, DEC. 5th:  Open Studio from 2:30 until 4:00 in the Art Room
  3. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Open Studio from 6:00-8:30 in the Art Room.  Also early dismissal for Freshmen to meet with their advisors at 1:50.
  4. MONDAY, DEC. 11th:  Large Scale Painting DUE.  Poster Club in the Art room from 2:30 until 4:00 (or however long you can stay)  
  5. THURSDAY, DEC. 14th:  Elder Food and Toy Drive:  VOLUNTEER to help deliver boxes!
  6. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Sketchbook # 4 (and final) DUE
  7. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Savannah College of Art and Design visits the Art Room  during 3rd period.  Any student who is not in 3rd period, but would like to attend the presentation must see Mrs. Plagge before Friday to get a permission slip that must be signed by your 3rd period teacher and a parent.  **ALSO, the Scholastic Art Competition deadline
  8. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party.  It will be held in the evening.  More information to follow.
  9. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE

Week of November 27th-December 1st, 2017

On Tuesday we will begin work with creating 10 different bases using ripped pieces of paper and chalk pastels and/or paint.  These pieces will either become their own individual piece or the base for a printmaking piece.  Students will be asked to create at least one individual piece and at least one printmaking piece.  Students will have all week to create the 10 pieces AND/OR work on their large scale painting.  I really would like the students to do quite a bit of experimentation with color and texture.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. TUESDAY, NOV. 28th:  Poster Club and  you will need to show Mrs. Plagge a copy of another poem if you find it more interesting by this date.  **UNOFFICIAL OPEN STUDIO AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30 IN THE ART ROOM**
  2. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th:  DEADLINE to know which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  ** OPEN STUDIO FROM 6:30-8:30 pm IN THE ART ROOM**
  3. FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  Sketchbook #3 DUE  
  4. NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  To do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use for your Semester Project.
  5. AFTER THANKSGIVING:  I will meet with all of you individually to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.
  6. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4th:  NO SCHOOL b/c of Teacher in service
  7. THURSDAY, DEC. 7th:  Large Scale Painting DUE
  8. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Sketchbook # 4 (and final) DUE
  9. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE

Art and Poetry: The Visual Word Semester Project

1)     Everyone gets a poem with three, or possibly four, artists’ names.

2)    Pick ONE artist from the ones suggested… (If you have a particular artist that you want to work with and they are not mentioned on your sheet or none of the artists appeal to you, let me know.  I’m always open to other creative suggestions.

**IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER POEM IN MIND OR WOULD LIKE TO FIND ONE THAT WOULD INTEREST YOU MORE (possibly your own), YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW ME A COPY OF IT BY TUESDAY, NOV. 28th IN CASE WE NEED TO COME UP WITH SOME DIFFERENT ARTISTS THAT YOU COULD CHOOSE FROM.

3)    Do a little research between now and WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th to decide which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  Look at the way they paint, draw, collage, the colors they use, the techniques that they work with, subject matter, etc.

4)    ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED UPON AN ARTIST THAT YOU WANT TO WORK WITH…You’ll need to do some more research on that artist (It would be a good idea to write it down/create a word document/put it in your sketchbook because it will only help you create your piece):

1)    Any art movement/style they were/are involved with

2)    Colors used in their palette (that is, colors they generally used in their pieces)

3)    Techniques they used to apply paint/pencil/etc. to the surface

4)    ONE INTERESTING piece of biographical information

5)    WHAT is it that you like about the artist you are looking at?  WHY did you choose them?  WHAT is the inspiration that you find from them?

5)    You have until FRIDAY, DEC. 1st to do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use.  If before that date, you decide you cannot relate to the style, technique, subject matter, poem, etc. you may trade in your poem and artists for another selection.  I would encourage you to know well before that date so you have enough time to give to your composition.  Remember this composition is meant to SHOWCASE what you know…

6)     YOUR CHALLENGE is to create an accompanying composition to reflect the mood, words, or imagery of the poem that you picked. Think of these words when you sketch out your idea: fuse, join, comingle, collaborate

7)The MEDIA for the composition is your choice.  Think about a media that would work BEST for whatever inspiration you are getting from your artist.  If they work in watercolors, but you don’t have any experience with watercolors then is there another medium that would get the same affect but you feel more comfortable with? 

8) The SIZE for the composition is also your choice, however, it should not be smaller than 9” x 12”.  Again, please choose the appropriate size and shape that would BEST fit whatever inspiration you are getting from your artist.  Your composition does not need to be rectangular.

9)  I will meet with all of you individually after Thanksgiving to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.

10)  Your finished composition will need to be matted (if appropriate for your piece) and presented in a finished manner for the deadline.

9)  Your finished composition will be DUE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st at the beginning of 1st period.

Week of November 20th-24th, 2017

On Monday, I will finish up the presentation for the Semester Project.  I will allow students to pick their poem and begin research on what artist they would like to work with to find inspiration.  I will put the information from the handout on the link following this weekly update. 

Students will be able to continue research for the Semester Project on Tuesday or continue working on their large scale painting.  The painting project will be worked on simultaneously with a new project that I will introduce after Thanksgiving break.  The painting needs to be finished by THURSDAY, DEC. 7th.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. THURSDAY, NOV. 23rd:  Art Club will be Face Painting at the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Times are approximately 9:30 am until noon.  Please see Mrs. Plagge if you can help out or would like more specific information.
  2. TUESDAY, NOV. 28th:  Poster Club and  you will need to show Mrs. Plagge a copy of another poem if you find it more interesting by this date.
  3. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th:  DEADLINE to know which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  Sketchbook #3 DUE  
  5. NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  To do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use for your Semester Project.
  6. AFTER THANKSGIVING:  I will meet with all of you individually to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.
  7. THURSDAY, DEC. 7th:  Large Scale Painting DUE
  8. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE

Week of November 13th-17th, 2017

On Monday, we have the unique opportunity of hosting the Hamilton County Park District's new program called "Art in Root".  They will be here for both Fundamentals of Art classes as well as the AP and 2D Studio class.  They will be bringing animals into the classroom for us to draw and then in the spring we will have the opportunity to visit one of the Hamilton County parks.  This is a new program and we are very excited by the opportunities it will give our students.

Tuesday through Friday students will continue work on their large scale painting.  Students will also receive information this week regarding their semester project which will be due prior to leaving for Christmas break.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, NOV. 13th:  ART IN ROOT program in the Art room from 8:00 am until 10:30.
  2. TUESDAY, NOV. 14th:  Art Open Studio from 5:15-8:00 pm in the Art Room.  All are welcome to come and make art or even catch up on projects.  2D students:  Take advantage of this opportunity to work on your large scale painting for a longer span of time.  
  3. TUESDAY, NOV. 21st:  PROJECTED DEADLINE for the large scale Allison Watt inspired painting.
  4. THURSDAY, NOV. 23rd:  Art Club will be Face Painting at the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Times are approximately 9:30 am until noon.  Please see Mrs. Plagge if you can help out or would like more specific information.

Week of October 30th-November 3rd, 2017

This week students will begin painting their large scale drawings that are inspired by Allison Watt.  Some of the students have already started creating value scales with the color or colors that they intend to use on their painting.  We will be working towards the due date of THURSDAY, NOV. 9th for the painting project.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th: Poster Club in the Art Room from after school until 4 or 4:30.  ARTISTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!
  2. FRIDAY, NOV. 3rd:  Sketchbook #2 of the 2nd quarter is DUE
  3. THURSDAY, NOV. 9th:  Allison Watt inspired painting project DUE
  4. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th:  Volunteers are needed to work in the Art Room during Open House.  See Mrs. Plagge for more information
  5. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd:  Art Club will be face painting at the Annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  More specific information will be coming.  See Mrs. Plagge if you would like to help out.  It is a great way to get service hours.

Week of October 23rd-27th, 2017

This week we will continue work on the Alison Watt inspired painting.  We will set up individual painting areas where the large crescent board will be hung.  Students will finish up the rough sketches based on their own unique fabric folds.  We will discuss which of the sketches has the best possibilities and then begin sketching it out on the large board.  We will also begin work on a value study scale and the decision of which color palettes to use for their painting.  Once that has been done, students will begin laying down a base layer and then start building up the layers of paint.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd:  Sketchbook Assignment #1 of the 2nd quarter is DUE.  Also there is an Open Studio from 6-8 (with the possibility of starting at 5-please listen to 6th period announcements on Monday)
  2. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th:  The annual Mercy and Elder Art Club Halloween Party will be held from6-8:30 at Mercy High School.  Art Club members, current and former Art students are invited.  There will be lots of frights, tons of treats, pizza, a hair raising movie, and a costume contest open to all. $2 admission covers everything including dinner! Sign up sheet is in the Art Room.   Please sign up before Z lunch on Monday.  Don't miss this final year of scares in the Mercy basement at this awesome event!  If you are attending, please enter through the Tech Wing entrance off of Epworth Avenue.
  3. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th:  Open Studio from 1:20-4:30 in the Art Room
  4. MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th:  Poster Club in the Art Room from after school until 4 or 4:30.  ARTISTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!
  5. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd:  Sketchbook Assignment #2 is DUE
  6. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th:  Volunteers are needed to work in the Art Room during Open House.  See Mrs. Plagge for more information
  7. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd:  Art Club will be face painting at the Annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  More specific information will be coming.  See Mrs. Plagge if you would like to help out.  It is a great way to get service hours.

Week of October 9th-13th, 2017

We had a change in plans for our most recent project.  Students started work at the end of last week on creating a Surrealist inspired collage.  They found 3 people, 4 man-made objects, 4 natural objects and 2 additional of their choosing.  they have been challenged to createan exciting composition with those images cut from magazines.  This project will be DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th.  

This is the last week of the first quarter, which is incredibly difficult to believe.  If there are any sketchbook assignments or projects that students have not turned in yet or would like to rework for this quarter they need to be turned in to me by class time on FRIDAY, OCT. 13th.   

I have also offered an extra credit assignment to the students.  If anyone would like to participate in the BLINK Parade on THURSDAY, OCT. 12th by carrying one of the lanterns that we have painted they will receive a FULL point onto their Quarter average for the 1st quarter.  If they are interested they need to sign up in the Art Room or see me by homeroom on Thursday.  Parents are welcome to walk with us as well.  We need to be in our staging area by 6:00 pm for the start of the parade at 7:00pm.  I plan to meet at Elder at 5:15 to head downtown.  For more information go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th:  Open Studio from 2:30 until 7:00 pm in the Art Room. 

  2. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th:  BLINK Parade We have all the lanterns painted.  We are looking for students who would be able to represent Elder in the parade on THURSDAY, Oct. 12th by carrying a lantern.  If you have family or friends that would like to walk with us, they are very welcome.  We will most likely have a few extra lanterns available for them to carry.  If you would like to participate on Thursday, we need you to either email me back by Wednesday evening or sign up on the sheet hanging on the white board before homeroom on Thursday. 

    If we have enough interest we can carpool downtown from Elder.  We need to be at our spot for the parade by 6:00pm.  We should be back no later than 8:30pm.

  3. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th:  Last Day of the 1st Quarter.  Any work that you are missing or would like to rework is DUE TODAY!

  4. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th: Open Studio from 5:00-8:00pm in the Art Room. 

  5. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th:  Mercy/Elder Art Club Halloween Party at Mercy from 6-8:30pm.  More specific information will be on the art website (elderartdept.com) under News and Events by next week.

  6. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th:   Tentative Open Studio with times to be announced next week.

Week of October 2nd-6th, 2017

DATES AND DEADLINES: 

1) MONDAY, OCT. 2nd:  Self Portrait drawings are DUE at the beginning of class AND Poster Club will be meeting after school in the Art room until approximately 4:00.

2)  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4th:  Class Masses/ Schedule #3

3)  FRIDAY, OCT, 6th:  Sketchbook #4 is DUE (last of the quarter)

4)  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11th:  Freshmen Retreat/ PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors.  No regular classes today.

5)  THURSDAY, OCT. 12th:  The BLINK Parade will be held downtown.  Any student who would like to participate by making and/ or carrying an eyeball lantern please see Mrs. Plagge. 

6)  FRIDAY, OCT. 13th:  End of the 1st Quarter 

7)  TUESDAY, OCT. 24th:  Mercy/ Elder Art Club Halloween Party.  See News and Events for more information

 

Week of September 25th-29th, 2017

This week students will begin work on final images for the Self Portrait project.  Students will have selected a photo image that will serve as their inspiration for their drawing.  We will focus on realistic accuracy in terms of proportion, rendering and form.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:  

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 26th:  Art Club/Open Studio is from 2:30-8:00pm in the Art Room.  The room will be available to make your own art or participate in the Lantern Project for the BLINK parade that was discussed at the first Art Club meeting.  

If you want to be  a part of the Lantern project, but are unable to make it on Tuesday please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche in the Art Room by the 26th.

2)  MONDAY, OCT. 2nd:  Self Portrait Drawing DUE at the beginning of class.  ALSO, the Poster Club meeting in the Art room from 2:30 until 4 or 4:30

3)  FRIDAY, OCT. 6th:  Sketchbook Assignment # 4 DUE

4)  THURSDAY, OCT. 12th:  BLINK Cincinnati parade

Week of September 18th-22nd, 2017

After 2 days of critiques on the "Beginning" projects, we are finally ready to move on with the Self Portrait project.  I will hopefully be uploading the images from the project onto the website soon.  I have a small issue with my photo program on my computer that I have to get fixed.  I apologize for the delay.  The students did a really amazing job on the "Beginning" project.  Grades should be updated by midweek.

I will be introducing the history of Self Portraits and what I will be asking the students to do with this coming project on Monday.  Students will then continue working on exercises to practice drawing eyes, noses, mouths and ears in their sketchbooks.  Those drawings will be DUE at the end of the class period on WED., SEPT. 20th.  Students will then be asked to  photograph themselves in an expressive way to use for their self portrait.  By Thursday they should start work on the real self portrait piece. 

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  MONDAY, SEPT. 18th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until around 4:00.  Come Join Us!

2)  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20th:  Schedule #2 (Sophomores meet with advisors at 1:49) and four eyes, ears, noses and mouths drawn in your sketchbook DUE at the end of the class period.

4)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 DUE

Week of September 11th-15th, 2017

Monday we will be critiquing the students' "Beginning" projects.  Each student did a great job with generating a really creative and individual idea for the project.  

On Tuesday we will begin work on our second project of the quarter.  It will be a self portrait.  We will begin work with blind contour drawings and then simple contour drawings.  We will also be doing some exercises on the different parts of the face and the proportion of the face.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:   

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club Meeting of the year.  It will be held in the Art Room after school.  It should last about 45 minutes.  There will be a discussion on creating a quarter zip this year for the Art Club.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  All are welcome!

2)  MONDAY, SEPT. 18th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school.  Artists are needed!  It usually lasts until 4.

3)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 is DUE

First Semester Sketchbook Assignments

                                                         2D Studio 1 (1st period)

 Some Advice:

  • These sketches are an interpretation of the prompt and media used in their completion is up to you.
  • Each sketch should be worked on for more than a half-hour.
  • They could be hand drawn, digitally created, or even done with collage.
  • You will be required to do 8 of the 15 sketchbook prompts listed below.  You may choose which prompts you would like to do.
  • The Due Dates for the assignments are listed below the prompts.

·        You may always work ahead and are encouraged to add additional writings, drawings and inspiration in the sketchbook or even do more than the 8 required for the semester.

 PROMPTS:                                                          

1)    Draw a masked man or woman that is not a superhero                   

2)    Draw a family portrait.  PLOT TWIST: Instead of drawing the people, draw an item that represents everyone in your family like in a still life         

3)    Draw an animal eating another animal                                        

4)    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape                                    

5)    Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe                   

6)    Draw the interior of a mechanical object.  Zoom in, focus on details and shading

7)    Draw an object with an interesting texture:  wood grain, floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.

8)    Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy                     

9)    Draw an interesting object from three different angles                    

10)  Draw whatever is in your pocket or book bag using one continuous line

11)   Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety of poses

12)   Draw an object floating                                                          

13)    Make a drawing that looks sticky                                             

14)    Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase                                    

15)    Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything except gumballs

 

DUE DATES:  8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 12/1, 12/15

Week of September 4th-8th, 2017

This week students will continue working on their "Beginning" project.  The finished project will be DUE at the beginning of class on Monday, Sept. 11th.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 5th:  Poster Club meeting in the Art room.  It is after school until approximately 4:30.  Students do not need to stay the whole time.  ***It is also an out of uniform day to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims-minimum donation of $3.

2)  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6th:  Meet the Teacher Night - 7:00-9:00 pm

3)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 8th:  Sketchbook Assignment #2 is DUE

4)  MONDAY, SEPT. 11th:  "Beginning" project DUE at the beginning of class

5)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club Meeting of the year!!  It will be after school in the Art room until about 3:30.  Come and help out with organizing the activities that you want the Art Club to do this year.

6)  THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th:  First Sketchbook assignment of the quarter is DUE

Week of August 28th-September 1st, 2017

On Monday we will take some time to go over why we sketch and what really is a sketch.  Students will be asked to complete a self evaluation on their sketchbook assignment that they turned in on Friday.  

Most of the week will be devoted to their "Beginning" project.  They will have work days on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Tentative deadline for the project will be midweek the week of Sept. 4th.  

On Wednesday we will have discussion on the Belief paper that students completed last week. 

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1) WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30th:  Schedule #2- Advisee meeting at the end of the day

2)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 1st:  First Pep Rally of the school year

3) TUESDAY, SEPT. 5th:  Poster Club meeting in the Art room after school until 3:30 or 4

4)  MIDWEEK, WEEK OF SEPT. 4th:  Tentative Deadline for the "Beginning" Project

5)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club meeting of the year after school in the Art room

 

Week of August 21st-August 25th, 2017

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  MONDAY, AUG. 21st:  First Poster Club meeting of the year.  Directly after school in the Art Room until around 3:30 or 4.  ARTISTS always welcome!!!

2)  TUESDAY, AUG. 22nd:  Name Tags for Board is DUE

2)  THURSDAY, AUG. 24th:  Personal Beliefs paper is DUE by Thursday.  Also it is Underclassman Picture Day.  Don't forget to wear a dress shirt and tie.

3)  FRIDAY, AUG. 25th:  First Sketchbook assignment of the semester is DUE

Sketchbook Assignments for the 1st Semester

Some Advice:

  • These sketches are an interpretation of the prompt and media used in their completion is up to you.
  • Each sketch should be worked on for more than a half-hour.
  • They could be hand drawn, digitally created, or even done with collage.
  • You will be required to do 8 of the 15 sketchbook prompts listed below.  You may choose which prompts you would like to do.
  • The Due Dates for the assignments are listed below the prompts.

·        You may always work ahead and are encouraged to add additional writings, drawings and inspiration in the sketchbook or even do more than the 8 required for the semester.

 PROMPTS:                                                          

1)    Draw a masked man or woman that is not a superhero                   

2)    Draw a family portrait.  PLOT TWIST: Instead of drawing the people, draw an item that represents everyone in your family like in a still life         

3)    Draw an animal eating another animal                                        

4)    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape                                    

5)    Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe                   

6)    Draw the interior of a mechanical object.  Zoom in, focus on details and shading

7)    Draw an object with an interesting texture:  wood grain, floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.

8)    Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy                     

9)    Draw an interesting object from three different angles                    

10)  Draw whatever is in your pocket or book bag using one continuous line

11)   Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety of poses

12)   Draw an object floating                                                          

13)    Make a drawing that looks sticky                                             

14)    Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase                                    

15)    Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything except gumballs

 

DUE DATES:  8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 12/1, 12/15