STUDIO ART SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS
The following drawings are to be completed in your sketchbooks. The purpose of a sketchbook is to make you look harder at things, use your imagination, as well as explore ideas and techniques that interest, challenge, and stimulate you. You will find that practice does indeed pay off and your confidence in your abilities will increase proportionally to the amount of effort and care you put into your work. Full shading is expected, as are details. Use of colored pencils or other materials like pen and ink or your own favorites are fine! This is your place to experiment and grow! Remember- you're only limited by your own imagination.
1. Self-Portrait through Drawing and Writing
2. Artist Study 1920-1940
Chose a famous artist from 1920-1940. Do not choose the same artist as your friend. Answer the following questions about the artist.
On the next page do your own artwork inspired by your chosen artist’s style. Be creative and fill the entire page.
3. Oil Pastel StudY
It seems that many artists unfamiliar with oil pastels want to know how to use them, or at least how to get started. While oil pastel work isn’t quite painting, it isn’t quite drawing either, not in the traditional pencil or pen sense anyway.
These blending techniques (tissue, fingers, stippling, scrambling) make your art more polished and professional. Do try them and let me know which one is your favorite!
Study - Eye
A fellow teacher introduced me to Blackbean (Christopher) he knows color instinctively, I think if I remember correctly, he’s self taught. He’s very high energy, but once you get past that his videos are fantastic and he takes oil pastels to a whole new level. Blackbean began during the beginning of covid and has a ton of videos now.
Find a partner. There will be a 10min timer for each round and you will draw your partner's eye. We will apply similar techniques as demonstrated.