Drawing I

Welcome to Drawing- Spring 2021

Intro to contour drawing

Intro to gesture drawing:

Ink and ducks

Tips and Ideas for today!

Expressive drawing and line

Friday 2/19

Today find an everyday object and draw it ten times in ten different ways!

You can use any medium or materials that you want- be creative and have fun.

Remember- you must post your work to seesaw daily to receive credit.

Ed Ruscha at the Contemporary

Remote: Wed Feb 17th

“Creative people do not see things for what they are; they see things for what they could be.” - Julie Israel

Todays's assignment:

  • Create 10 doodles. Drawings should be NO smaller than 5 per page.

  • Artist Cintascotch (to the left) is the inspiration for today's project. Make sure the work is an inspiration not a copy!

  • Find at least 15 random objects around your house. Really take the time to look and think about the objects you collected.

  • Doodle and turn your objects into something completely different from what they actually are intended to be. For example pennies for the wheels of a car vrs actual currency.

  • Push your creativity and think outside the box.

  • Use whatever materials you have at home.

  • On Seesaw post your top 10 doodles from today.

Remote Learning: Wednesday Feb 10th

Please check in at the start and end of class.

I will be available the entire period for questions.

Set a timer and draw uninterrupted for 40 minutes.

Draw your favorite space in your house.

Post a photo of the work you completed today to seesaw. Use the microphone to record why you picked that spot to draw and your thoughts about your work.


January 19th

Drawing glass!

Wednesday 1.13

Drawing a group of objects

You will need your sketchbook, 2B pencil and an eraser

Please watch the video

Set up a still life in the center of your table using 4 objects. Objects should include:

a cylinder (for example, a tall glass or straight vase)

a sphere (example might include field hockey ball)

an angular or curved shape (perfume bottle)

an irregular sphere (like garlic or a pear)

*arrange the items like the photo I took here

Post the work that you do today in class to seesaw!

Monday January 11th

Today are going to take your positive and negative space drawings even further... yep, I'm making it harder!

-Weather permitting (if not look out a window of find a plant or difficult organic shape) go outside and find a leafless tree.

-Open your sketchbook and fill in the negative spaces with your pencil. There are examples below to guide you. Recall that you are NOT DRAWING THE TREE but the spaces around it only.

-Use as much of your page as possible- take your time and think about it.

-Post your work to seesaw

videos for graphite drawing practice


art elements : line, shape, space, value, form, texture, and color. These elements are the building blocks, or ingredients, of art

art principles: balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm, and unity/variety. Principles of art represent how the artist uses the elements of art to create an effect and to help convey the artist's intent.

Detailed explanation of art elements and principles with examples

*for the above link you will have to scroll down significantly to see really great examples

Self Evaluations:

Portfolio Review #1

Portfolio Review #2

Portfolio Review #3

Portfolio Review #4




Drawing Eyes

We will be drawing a series of eyes

  1. graphite

  2. charcoal

  3. pen and ink- with a series of ink exercises.

You will need a mirror, sketchbook and drawing supplies