Students are given a still life and asked to mentally "zoom in" on a small area to draw in pen & ink. This project exposes students to working in pen & ink. Students are asked to consider composition, range of values, contrast and mark making.
Students are asked to create a self portrait and not only include their likeness, but to incorporate other ideas/items that communicate to the audience who they are. Students are free to choose the drawing medium for this project. (Many choose colored pencil.)
Observational Drawing: Simple shapes still life
Students are given a still life made up of simple shapes to draw in order to work on perspective and shading technique.
Texture Still Life
Students are given a still life with severe different textures in order to work on mark making, contrast and composition.
This project asks students to concentrate on line quality, accuracy and page composition
Still Life on Toned Paper
Students are asked to black and white charcoal on toned paper. The color/value of the paper is to serve as the middle value of the drawing. Students are asked to create values going from the middle value and darker using the black charcoal and to create values going from the middle value and lighter using the white charcoal.
This drawing course that helps students understand the linear perspective system using 1-, 2-, and 3-point perspective.
Students are asked to design a room interior and draw it using a 1-point grid that they have constructed.
Labyrinth in 2-point perspective
Students are asked to design a labyrinth and draw it in 2-point perspective coupled with atmospheric perspective.
City in 3-point Perspective
Students are asked to design an imaginary city and draw it in 3-point perspective coupled with atmospheric perspective.
Principles and Elements of Design
Students learn about design basics in this course.
5 Curved Lines
This is and introductory project in which students are asked to consider line variation, composition, unity, and positive & negative space.
This project asks students to create a pair of compositions--One symmetric and one asymmetric. In the process of creating the pair, students are asked to consider unity, positive and negative space and balance.
Students explore designing multiple page documents.
For this project, student were asked to choose a company and create an "abbreviated" annual report* for that company. Students were required to research their chosen company collecting images and information to use in this project.
*All of the information used is strictly for educational purposes and was found in the public realm. Imagery was collected from an image bank service purchased by the school or created by the student.
This illustration course teaches students to work with shape, positive and negative space and value distribution.