• Drawing/Painting 3 Students

    The following projects are due before the end of the 1st semester. Each project is required to have an artist statement (minimum of 15 sentences and typed). Each project also must be approved before beginning. This includes: multiple drawings and any notes needed to understand the assignment.

     

    • Still life on altered ground:
      • Create a still life featuring nature on a piece of cardboard painted with black gesso
      • Use pastels and charcoal for value
      • Carve, pierce, and distress the cardboard creating negative spaces

     

    • Foreshortened composition:
      • 12x16 or larger
      • Create a composition that utilizes a foreshortened image
      • The image must be original and taken by the student
      • The student may use the grid method to transfer the image
      • The composition is to be drawn and filled with graphite pencils/colored pencils

     

    • Acrylic landscape (2):
      • 11x14 or larger
      • Create two landscapes utilizing techniques with acrylic paints: wet-on-wet, gel medium, sgrafitto, dry brush, palette knife, etc)
      • 1 landscape must focus on land features: trees, mountains, rocks, fields
      • 1 landscape must focus on water features: rivers, lakes, ocean, beaches
      • The landscapes must have textures and a full range of value (NO SILHOUETEES)
      • Both must show foreground, middle ground and background
      • Both must show a light source

     

    • Altered self-portrait:
      • 11x14 or larger
      • Image must be original and taken by the student
      • Must utilize multiple media
      • Consider what you are saying about yourself through the alteration (symbolism)

     

    • Metalic Reflection/refraction/distortion
      • 11x14 or larger
      • Create an original composition from life or a photograph utilizing reflective surfaces (balloons, ornaments, spoons, etc)
      • Draw the distorted reflection
      • Medium: charcoal

     

    • Fabric with human Form:
      • Create a composition using fabric and the human body
      • Composition is to be original and taken by student
      • Medium: student choice
      • 11x14 or larger
      • Full range of value to be utilized

     

    • FINAL: Skull (DUE on Finals day)
      • Create a composition that focuses on skulls (human or animal)
      • Medium: student choice
      • Size: 8x10 or larger
      • Must be in a setting: foreground, middle ground and background
      • Think about the symbolism of a skull
      • What is your inspiration? Incorporate a style, genre, or art movement
      • Must include an artist statement