• Graphite Pencils (Full Range) • Full Sheet Drawing Paper
• Eraser • Ruler
• Still Life Objects (i.e.boxes, cylinders, spheres, etc.)
- To expose students to the elements of art: line, shape, form, value, texture, space, and color.
- To expose students to the art element line, the most fundamental element of art.
- To teach students the variations, quality, and uses of line as an element when communicating form.
GENERAL GOAL: Create a drawing in correct proportions and defining plastic form by using contour and cross-contour lines.
• Identify the objects you are drawing and decide which will fall within your picture plane.
• Observe the objects thinking of the negative shapes first and ask –how will you compose this subject?
• Start your drawing thinking in terms of general to specific, first using 2H graphite (light marks) and work towards 3B graphite (darker marks).
• Once the composition is set on your paper, start making marks to find and define the correct proportions of each object.
• Using a range of lines on your paper representing plastic form by using “contour” and “cross-contour” lines.
• By the end of your drawing process you should have represented the objects in correct proportions and with confident (defined) contour and cross contour lines.
GENERAL QUESTIONS FOR GRADING:
• Were the basic instructions understood and followed?
• Does the work fail to meet, meet or exceed the basic requirements of the assignment?
• Were the proper materials used?
• Create the illusion of form (in accurate proportions) using contour and cross-contour lines (i.e.boxes, cylinders, fabric, etc.).
• Use a range of lines (as definer of edges and complexity).
• Accuracy (scale, position, continuity of edge).
• Composition (balance in scale of shapes)(originality).
Review: What is line? What is line quality? What is the difference between cross contour lines and contour lines? What are cross contour lines used for?
DUE DATE: THURSDAY, SEPT. 14TH AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.