Intro to Art and Adv. Drawing: Keeping Up a Sketchbook
- STWBAT create artworks that use organizational principles and functions to solve specific visual arts problems.
- STW compare the materials, technologies, media, and processes of the visual arts with those of other arts disciplines as they are used in creation and types of analysis.
“ For the artist, a sketchpad or a notebook is a license to explore – it becomes entirely acceptable to stand there, for minutes on end, staring at a tree stump. Notice the objects you notice.”
David Bayles and Ted Orlando, Art and Fear, pg 101
The sketchbook is one of the most essential tools you could possibly have as an artist. Sketchbooks reinforce the learning process and allow you to practice and explore problems independently. Self-critiques that are completed in allow for reflection and consideration as to the degree of effort, ability in the execution of materials, and successful-ness of composition that has been completed. Sketchbooks are assigned at the beginning of the semester and are collected on a weekly basis (unless otherwise noted). There are no excuses for late or missing sketchbooks assignments.