Art I
I would like my students to get a good grasp of the different medias and concepts that can be covered in our classroom. We start out with a strong emphasis on elements and principles of art and how they are used to create an effective piece of artwork. The most important technical skill they can learn in this class is how to accurately sketch an image they’re looking at. They will be sketching in this class every day.

Here are the first three Art I projects. All three projects must be completed. The artist will choose the order of completion.
 

Two Point Perspective

Objective: create a drawing using the fundamental principles of two point perspective.

Elements: line, shape and illusion of form

Principles: balance and unity

Media: number two pencil and 12 x 18” paper

One rough draft required

Possible subject matter: cityscape, vehicles, and room interiors etc. (Google two point perspective)

 

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Lines to the appropriate vanishing point

An attempt was made

Some of the lines are drawn back to the appropriate action

Most of the lines are drawn back to the appropriate vanishing

All the lines are drawn to the appropriate vanishing points

 

Number of objects drawn to the vanishing points

An attempt was made

There are three objects drawn back to the vanishing point

There are four or more objects drawn back to the vanishing point

There are at least six objects drawn back to the vanishing point

 

Number of interior details going back to the vanishing point

An attempt was made

Some of the interior lines are drawn back correctly to the vanishing

Most of the interior lines are drawn correctly back to the vanishing point

All interior lines are drawn to the correct vanishing point

 

Values in shading used to enhance the three-dimensional illusion

An attempt was made

Value in shading is used to complete some of the three-dimensional illusion

Value in shading is used to complete most of three-dimensional illusion

Value in shading is used to complete a three-dimensional illusion.

 

Neatness

An attempt was made

The work is somewhat free of dirt marks smudges and creases

Work is mostly free of dirt marks smudges and creases

Work is completely free of dirt marks smudges and creases

 

 

Radiating Design

Objective: Create two abstract line designs each radiating out from two central points. One of the line designs must have three arms radiating out from its point. The other design must have five arms radiating out from its point. These two separate designs may weave in and out of each other. The artist must use value (shading) to create a three-dimensional illusion.

Elements: line, value

Principles: repetition, balance, and harmony

Media: pencil and 12 x 18” paper

Resources: op art, radiating design, optical illusion (feel free to Google any of these) lettering may be used

 

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Number of arms radiating out from each point

An attempt was made

One of the points must have at least three arms. The other must have 1 and 1/2

One of the points must have four arms. The other point must have two arms

One of the points must have five arms. The other point must have three arms.

 

Quality of line design

An attempt was made

The finished design must be done with minimal quality edges.

The finished design must be done with above average quality edges.

The finished design must be done with the highest quality edges.

 

Number of value changes

An attempt was made

There must be three values in all areas

There must be four values in all areas.

There must be more than four values in all areas

 

Quality of the shading within the design

An attempt was made

Some values naturally change without seeing lines between values

Most values naturally change without seeing lines between values

Value   naturally change without seeing a line between values

 

Neatness

An attempt was made

The work must be somewhat free of dirt marks smudges/creases

The work must be mostly free of dirt marks smudges/ creases

The work must be completely free of dirt marks smudges/ creases

 

 

Charcoal Drawing

Objective: to create a charcoal drawing of an image of their own choosing

Elements: Line, Shape, Value, Texture

Principles: Balance, Unity, Emphasis, Contrast

Media: Soft and Hard Charcoal, Chock and 12 x 18” Paper or 18 x 24” Paper (Artist Choice on Paper Size)

Image Suggestions: animals, birds, cars, flowers, landscapes etc. (the possibilities are endless)

 

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Contour line (outside line)

An attempt was made

The contour line of the object is somewhat difficult

The contour line of the object is difficult

The contour line of the object is extremely difficult

 

Inside the lines

An attempt was made

The inside lines are somewhat difficult

The inside lines are difficult

The inside lines are extremely difficult

 

Number of values in the drawing

An attempt was made

There are three value changes throughout the piece

There are four value changes throughout the piece

There are more than four value changes through the entire piece

 

Realistic representation

An attempt was made

The representation of the object is somewhat accurate

The representation of the object mostly accurate

The representation of the object is completely accurate

 

Neatness

An attempt was made

The work is somewhat free of dirt marks smudges and creases

The work is mostly free of dirt marks smudges and creases

Work is completely free of dirt marks the smudges and creases

 



 

Oil Pastel

Project: Drawing

Objective: To create a three-dimensional drawing in color using oil pastels.

Elements: color, value, and texture

Principles: Harmony, Rhythm

 

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Difficulty of the contour line

an attempt was made

The contour line of the image was somewhat difficult, and somewhat accurate.

The contour line of the image was difficult, and accurate.

The contour line of the image was very difficult, and completely accurate.

 

Difficulty of the interior lines

an attempt was made

The Interior lines of the object were somewhat difficult, and somewhat accurate.

The interior lines of the object were difficult, and accurate.

The interior lines of the object were very difficult, and completely accurate.

 

Use of the media (oil pastels)

An attempt was made

Oil pastels were used somewhat accurately to represent the three-dimensional quality of the image.

The oil pastels were used too closely represent the three-dimensional quality of the image.

The oil pastels were used to accurately represent the three-dimensional quality of the image.

 

Rough drafts

an attempt was made

The rough draft was rushed, and done with no quality at all.

The rough draft was rushed, and done with poor quality.

Parts of the rough draft are done with a high quality to allow the student to start the final.

 

Neatness

an attempt was made

Work is somewhat free of dirt marks, smudges, and creases.

Work is mostly free of dirt marks, smudges, and creases.

The work is completely free of dirt

Marks,

Smudges, and creases.

 

 

Number Two Pencil Drawing

Project: Drawing

Objective: To create a drawing using a number two pencil, using an image of the artist choice. Cartoons and logos of any kind will not be accepted in this project.

Elements: Value, Line, and Shape

Principles: Balance and Unity

Media: Number Two Pencil And 12 X 18” Drawing Paper

 

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Image Area

The image takes up one quarter of the surface

The image takes up a third of the surface

The image takes a half of the surface

The image takes a two thirds of the surface

 

Difficulty Of The Image

Attempt was made

The contour lines and inside lines are somewhat difficult

The contour lines and inside lines are difficult

The contour lines and inside lines are extremely difficult

 

Number of values in the drawing

An attempt was made

There needs to be three value changes in three quarters of the drawing

There needs to be more than four value changes in three quarters of the drawing

There needs to be more than five value changes in three quarters of the drawing

 

Quality of the shading in the drawing

An attempt was made

Some values blend evenly without lines separating them

Most values blended evenly without lines separating them

All values blended evenly without lines separating them

 

Neatness

An attempt was made

Work is somewhat free of dirt marks smudges increases

The work is mostly free of dirt marks  smudges increases

The work is completely free of dirt marks smudges and creases

 

 

Note: Turn this grading sheet in with the final project.

 

Painting

Project: painting

Objective: to create a painting using any type of painting media (tempera paint, acrylic paint, opaque watercolor’s, or transparent watercolor’s) to create an image either realistic or abstract that shows a strong understanding of how color can be used. The student needs to demonstrate an understanding of proper techniques used within the media.

Elements: Color, Value, and Texture

Principles: Unity, Rhythm

 

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Difficulty of the contour line

an attempt was made

The contour line of the image was somewhat difficult, and somewhat accurate.

The contour line of the image was difficult, and accurate.

The contour line of the image was very difficult, and completely accurate.

 

Difficulty of the interior lines

an attempt was made

The Interior lines of the object were somewhat difficult, and somewhat accurate.

The interior lines of the object were difficult, and accurate.

The interior lines of the object were very difficult, and completely accurate.

 

Use of the media (type of paint to be used)

An attempt was made

The paints were used somewhat accurately to represent the dimensional quality of the image.

The paints were used too closely represent the dimensional quality of the image.

The paints were used to accurately represent the dimensional quality of the image.

 

Quality of the color mixing

an attempt was made

Colors within the painting were used and created with a minimal level of understanding

Colors within the painting were used and created with an average degree of understanding

The colors within the painting were used and created with a high degree of understanding

 

Neatness

an attempt was made

Work is somewhat free of dirt marks, smudges, and creases.

Work is mostly free of dirt marks, smudges, and creases.

The work is completely free of dirt

Marks,

Smudges, and creases.

 



 

Art II Project List

  1. Drawing:

      A. Pencil Drawing

    1. Colored  Pencil
    2. Dip-Pen Colored Ink
    3. Charcoal Drawing
    4. Perspective 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    5. Wood Burning
    6. Colored Chalk
    7. Zen Tango
  1. Sculpture:
  1. Paper Machete
  2. Dragon Skin (2 peace mold)
  3. Wire Sculpture
  4. Found Object Sculpture
  1. Painting:
  1. Transparent Watercolor
  2. Opaque Watercolor
  3. Tempera Painting
  4. Acrylic Painting
  5. Air Brush
  1.  Other:

     A. Stained-Glass Mosaics

    


Contact: James M. Hayes IV