Monday, Sept. 12 #value #drawingpencils #pretest

Intro to Art: Drawing Pencils and Value

  1. Demonstrate comprehension for VALUE by listening to PowerPoint presentation and following an in-class demonstration of the various drawing tools which will be used in classroom exercise(s) such as a student created value scale
  2. Orally ask questions about the techniques demonstrated during class time using content specific vocabulary and complete sentences.


Where do we start this week?  The first step in both being introduced to art as well as creating art is understanding the tools that you have at your disposal.  We will first start out by discussing the element of art called VALUE.  What does it mean and how do you use it in your creations.

Graphic Com: Pre-Test Day 2 of 3

Today will start day 2 of 3 that you will have to work on this course’s Pre-Test.  Remember a pre-test is not something that is held against your grade, however it is an important indicator as to the personal knowledge and skills that you have as an individual.

You will be following this link to our course’s EDMODO page in order to review the two pre-test options as well as download the needed files.  Remember that I teach 3 courses, so you will need the proper code to get access to your hour’s files.

Drawing: Pre-Test

For the next three days ,you will be working on a finished still-life drawing.  While the artist’s view will be your choice, the “playing field” will be level for everyone considering your model.  The following aspects of a finished drawing should be considered for this pre-test:

  • Layout and Scale:  How big will you be making this sketch?
  • Materials:  Which drawing materials are you the strongest with?
  • Basic Shapes:  Your ability to break down complex looking forms into basic geometric shapes
  • Value/Color: The ability to create slight detail using shades and tints.
  • Perspective: The “optical illusion” of making your drawing look three dimensional.

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