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Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

19 weeks

Overview

Have you ever seen a drawing and wondered how the artist was able to make it so realistic?  The shapes, the shading, the perspective all done so perfectly! This course will teach you the basics of how to draw items using three-dimensional shapes, shading, a variety of line techniques, proportion, and perspective.  It will even take you back in time and introduce you to a fantasy-like style of art, which you will have the opportunity to create. All of these skills will allow you to grow and develop as a future artist.

See the “Projects” tab for more information on this Course.

Major Topics and Concepts

Shading and 3D Shapes

Line Drawing

Perspective Drawings

Still Life Drawings

Surrealism

Career

Toy Designer

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

4 Weeks

Competency

Shading and 3D Shapes — Students will demonstrate an understanding of drawing and shading three-dimensional shapes by creating and explaining a composition of a three-dimensional shape that includes a light source and a variety of values.

Project

You are a toy designer. You will be designing a preschool aged toy that incorporates 3D shapes. You will need to create a series of drawings of your design plan to present to your company. Your design plan should include a variety of views of your toy, such as the side, front, top and back. You will also need to provide a description of your toy and any functions it may have.

Career

Shoe Designer

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 Weeks

Competency

Line Drawing — Students will demonstrate an understanding of the different types of line drawings by explaining the purpose of each type and drawing an item using each type.

Project

You are a shoe designer for a famous fashion brand. You have been asked to provide several sketches of shoes for the new spring shoe collection. The sketches will include a variety of line drawing types. You will need to include a short description of each shoe when you present them to the marketing team, so that they can clearly understand the overall design of each shoe.

Career

Architect

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 Weeks

Competency

Perspective Drawings — Students will demonstrate an understanding of perspective drawings by explaining the difference between a one-point and two-point perspective drawing and creating shaded, one-point and two-point perspective drawings.

Project

You are an architect. You have been hired to design a new library for your hometown. Your final design will be presented in two separate drawings. One design will be drawn in one-point perspective, and one design will be drawn in two-point perspective. You will need to be prepared to present these drawings to your town and talk about the two separate views of the drawings.

Career

Fine Arts Artist

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 Weeks

Competency

Still Life Drawings — Students will demonstrate an understanding of still life drawings by explaining the use of space and the role of proportion and creating a properly shaded illustration of a still life.

Project

You are a fine arts artist. You have been hired by a local coffee shop to draw still life artwork to use for their shop. The artwork will incorporate pastries and drinks that are served at the coffee shop. The artwork will be used not only to show what food items are for sale, but also to create a relaxed, yet fun atmosphere.

Career

Animator

Status

Open

Estimated Completion Time

3 Weeks

Competency

Surrealism — Students will demonstrate an understanding of surrealism by explaining the characteristics of surrealism, analyzing different surrealist artists’ artwork, and creating their own surreal drawing.

Project

You are an animator. You have been hired by a large film company to design a setting for a new movie idea called, “Dream Town”. The movie is going to be about a young girl whose dreams come to life when she wakes up in her ‘Dream Town’. You will need to design what this town will look like.

Credits .5

Competency Group Overview

Meets art graduation requirement.

The project approach to learning allows students to demonstrate mastery of a competency by solving real-world problems through in-depth research and application.

Competencies

  • Shading and 3D Shapes
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of drawing and shading three-dimensional shapes by creating and explaining a composition of a three-dimensional shape that includes a light source and a variety of values.
  • Line Drawings
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of the different types of line drawings by explaining the purpose of each type and drawing an item using each type.
  • Perspective Drawings
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of perspective drawings by explaining the difference between a one-point and two-point perspective drawing and creating shaded, one-point and two-point perspective drawings.
  • Still Life Drawings
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of still life drawings by explaining the use of space and the role of proportion and creating a properly shaded illustration of a still life.
  • Surrealism
    Students will demonstrate an understanding of surrealism by explaining the characteristics of surrealism, analyzing different surrealist artists’ artwork, and creating their own surreal drawing.

Pre-Requisites

None

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