Drawing I & Drawing for Non-Majors: 


Contour Line & planer analysis

Objective: Demonstrate how line can describe the volume of an object through form and shape.

Assignment: Students were asked to create a self-portrait using contour line and planer analysis to build up their facial features concentrating on shadows and value shifts to describe the form and character of their faces.

Medium: Pencil

Size: 18” x 24” Class: Drawing I

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Drawing I & Drawing for Non-Majors: 


Contour Line & planer analysis

Objective: Demonstrate how line can describe the volume of an object through form and shape.

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Drawing I & Drawing for Non-Majors:

Contour Line & planer analysis

Objective: Demonstrate how line can describe the volume of an object through form and shape.

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Drawing I: Plane & Volume - Pear

Objective: demonstrate how simple shapes, planes, and line value create volume.

Assignment: students were asked to use sighting, organizational line, planer analysis and line to create a value drawing using hatching, cross-hatching and weighted line.

Medium: pencil

Size: 18” x 24”

Class: Drawing I 

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Drawing I & Drawing II:

Value Drawing – STILL-life

Objective: Demonstrate a full range of value from white to black.

Assignment: Students were asked to use organizational line, sighting, contour line, planer analysis and value to create full value pencil drawing.

Medium: Pencil

Size: 9” x 12” & 24” x 32”

Class: Drawing II

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Drawing I: 

Final Projects

Objective: To propose and execute a planned idea.

Assignment: Students were asked to submit a proposal for their final projects. In the proposal they were asked to describe their idea, theme, subject matter, style, medium and to provide artistic references.

Proposed Theme: Series of figure drawings from life

Medium: Pen and ink

Size: 3 drawings - 22” x 30”

Class: Drawing I

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Drawing I: Final Projects

Objective: To propose and execute a planned idea.

Assignment: Students were asked to submit a proposal for their final projects describe their idea, theme, subject matter, style, medium and to provide artistic references.

Proposed Theme: Series of expressive self-portraits

Medium: Charcoal

Size: 3 drawings - 22” x 30”

Class: Drawing I 

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Drawing I: Value & Texture

Objective: Demonstrate a full range of value with a concentration on texture and reflection.

Assignment: Students were asked to use organizational line, sighting, contour line, planer analysis and value to create full value charcoal drawing that shows differences in the texture, translucency, and reflectivity of still-life objects.

Medium: Charcoal

Size: 18” x 24”

Class: Drawing I 

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Drawing I: Mid-Toned - Paper Bags

Objective: Demonstrate a full range of value.

Assignment: Students were asked to create a mid-tone paper using charcoal. After a smooth even value was created they were asked to use organizational line, sighting, contour line and planer analysis to draw the still life. Using charcoal and eraser they were asked to create a full value drawing by adding darker value and removing highlights.


Medium: Charcoal

Size: 18” x 24” 
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Drawing I: Final Projects


Objective: To propose and execute a planned idea.

Assignment: Students were asked to submit a proposal for their final projects. In the proposal they were asked to describe their idea, theme, subject matter, style, medium and to provide artistic references.


Proposed Theme: Study of birds observed from life

Medium: Charcoal

Size: 22” x 30”

  
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Drawing I: conté crayon

Apples & Potatoes

Objective: Demonstrate a full range of value using line

Assignment: Using gray pastel paper students were asked to use organizational line, sighting, contour line and planer analysis to create a conté crayon value drawing.

Medium: conté crayon on gray paper

Size: 9” x 12” 

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Drawing II:Texture & Reflection

Objective: Demonstrate a full range of value with a concentration on texture and reflection using conté.

Assignment: Students were asked to use organizational line, sighting, contour line, planer analysis and value to create full value conté drawing that shows differences in the texture, translucency, and reflectivity of still life objects.

Medium: conté crayon on color paper

Size: 18” x 24”Class: Drawing II 

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Drawing I & Drawing II:

Expressive LINE - SELF Portrait

Objective: Demonstrate the use of line value to describe a mood or feeling

Assignment: Students were asked to draw a self-portrait using organizational line, sighting, contour line and planer analysis and line to create a conté crayon value drawing that expresses an emotion.

Medium: conté crayon on gray paper. Size: 18” x 24” Class: Drawing II 

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Drawing II: Pastel

Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of color and value with pastel

Assignment: In a series of assignments students were asked to make purposeful color palette choices while using pastel. Subject matter was open

Medium: pastel on color paper

Size: 18” x 24”

Class: Drawing II

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Drawing I & Drawing II:

Expressive LINE - SELF Portrait

Objective: Demonstrate the use of line value to describe a mood or feeling

Assignment: Students were asked to draw a self-portrait using organizational line, sighting, contour line and planer analysis and line to create a conté crayon value drawing that expresses an emotion.

Medium: Ink on Paper. Size: 18” x 24” Class: Drawing II 

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Drawing I: 

Final Projects

Objective: To propose and execute a planned idea.

Assignment: Students were asked to submit a proposal for their final projects. In the proposal they were asked to describe their idea, theme, subject matter, style, medium and to provide artistic references.

Proposed Theme: Self-portraits

Medium: Charcoal & conté crayon

Size: 42” x 60”
Class: Drawing I 

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Two-Dimensional Design:

Mark making

Non-Objective self-portrait

Objective: To create a non-objective portrait using mark-making

Assignment: Create a non-objective portrait using only marks. Demonstrate attention to linear compositional strategies.

Medium: Ink on paper

Size: Drawing composed of

9 – 9” x 12” sheetsClass: 2D Design 

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Color Theory: Complementary Mixing

Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of color mixing complementary colors

Assignment: Students were asked to paint an object using complementary color mixing: yellow to purple, blue to orange, red to green

Medium: acrylic paint

Size: 8.5” x 11”

Class: Color Theory

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Two-Dimensional Design:

Scale – Place

Objective: To explore the idea of “place” as it may relate to location, land, home, or personal/national identity.

Assignment: Artists are asked to create an original image about “place” in the medium of their choice and to consider composition, unity elements, and figure-ground relationships in the planning of their image(s).

Medium: Photography

Size: Three 9” x 12” Photographs

Class: 2D Design

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Two-Dimensional Design:

Time, Change and Motion – Music


Objective: To apply the principles of time, change and motion and their functions in two-dimensional design by translating an inherently time-based medium into a two-dimensional work of art.

Assignment: Students were asked to visually represent a piece of music. Choosing a song that has distinct characteristics students were tasked with translating audio information into visual information by identifying key elements of the song: subject, mood, tempo, etc. and creating a two-dimensional work in the medium of their choice.

Song: Headlights

Medium: Photography

Size: 11” x 60

Class: 2D Design 

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Watercolor: Final

Objective: To propose and execute a planned idea.

Assignment: Students were asked to submit a proposal for their final projects. In the proposal they were asked to describe their idea, theme, subject matter, style, medium and to provide artistic references.

Proposed Theme: Self-portraits

Medium: Watercolor

Size: 24” x 32”
Class: Watercolor I 

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Two-Dimensional Design:

Composition – Balance

Objective: To explore the idea of “balance” as subject and composition.

Assignment: Students were asked to create an original image about “balance” in the medium of their choice. Artwork was to explore ideas such as presence and absence, clutter and simplicity, balance and imbalance as individually interpreted. Students were asked to use compositional balance to further reinforce the artworks’ subject matter.

Medium: Pencil

Size: 20” x 30”

Class: 2D Design 

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Color Theory: Color as Meaning

Objective: Demonstrate knowledge of color as a way to express emotion, theme or idea

Assignment: Students were provided with two words, which they had to signify through the use of color in the medium of their choice.

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Color Theory: Re-Contextualizing

Objective: Knowledge of art history, color to create context

Assignment: Using a work of art or artist from art history, students were asked to re-create and re-contextualize the meaning of the piece through image and color.

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Color Theory: Color & Place

Objective: To use color in a site-specific location.

Assignment: Artists are asked to create a site specific-installation at a chosen location at Tempe Town Lake, Tempe AZ

Medium: Yarn & Rope

Size: Installation
Class: Color Theory 

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Color Theory: Color & Place

Objective: To use color in a site-specific location.

Assignment: Artists are asked to create a site specific-installation at a chosen location at Tempe Town Lake, Tempe AZ

Medium: Paper & wire

Size: Installation
Class: Color Theory 

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