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Assignments - Visual Arts/Comp I (Archived)
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12 Stacked Cubes
Due Date: 9/23/2016
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students are creating a drawing incorporating the principles of 2 point perspective. Their drawing must illustrate at least 12 cubes that are then shaded according to a chosen light source. The overall goal is to create an illusion of depth...from flat 2-D shape to the illusion of 3-D forms moving within a defined space.

Decoupage Bottle - Vis Arts I
Due Date: 8/25/2016
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students will explore the elements of design through the creation of a collage on glass. They will use magazine images along with photos and newspaper to create a design that is decoupaged onto a glass bottle they bring into class. Decoupage Bottles will be evaluated on craftsmanship, creativity and overall design quality.

Portfolio Name Tag - Vis Arts I
Due Date: 8/11/2016
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students will create their first project by designing a name tag for their portfolio. They will incorporate line, shape and pattern into a design with their name as the focal point. These name tags will be evaluated on craftsmanship and creativity and then attached to the front of their poster board portfolio.

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Color Wheel
Due Date: 10/28/2011
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students will complete a color wheel design illustrating their understanding of the important role the primary colors play in color mixing. Students will create secondary and tertiary colors from just the three primary colors. They will then create tints and shades of each pure color. The wheel will also illustrate the students' understanding of radial balance and craftsmanship.

Pod Character
Due Date: 2/11/2011
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students will enhance their skills at the pinch technique by creating a hollow form (pod) and will then add sculptural elements to the piece in order to create a human or animal character.  A vent hole must be added to enhance drying and allow the piece to fire properly in the kiln.

Self Portrait
Due Date: 5/14/2009
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students will complete a self portrait for one of their final pieces. Each student is provided with a headshot taken in class. They will grid the headshot and enlarge the grid on the 12x18 drawing paper. They will use pencil and add values for a 3-D effect. The purpose is for the self portrait to look as realistic and life like as possible.

Slab Box
Due Date: 3/14/2008
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students are creating a Slab box design that illustrates their own sense of creativity and design. They will incorporate personal symbols within the walls of the box using incised and relief techniques.

Printmaking Unit
Due Date: 2/18/2008
Subject: Visual Arts/Comp I

Students were introduced to the art and symbolism of Keith Haring. They are now creating a series of symbolic prints emulating his style. Students will mount 4 of their best prints on black paper and turn in for grading by the 31st.