Design and Drawing for Production Iis an Entry level course that feeds the entire Art Program. In this course students will be taught the basic foundations of art and design. A sketchbook and pencils are required materials for this course. The sketchbook is used on a regular basis and is graded for each project based on the completion of notes and sketches.A great deal of drawing and perspective is done in this course.
The Elements and Principles of Art and Design is the first project of this course and familiarizes each student with the foundations of Art and Design. Each element and principle is used in 16 shoe illustrations that are placed in a divided composition that the student designs themselves.
Geometric Forms Sculptures is a two part project that focuses on how to create form both three-dimensionally and two-dimensionally. The first part of the project is creating five different geometric forms out of paper and using them in an interesting sculpture. The second part of the project is drawing the sculpture in pencil in order to see the forms two-dimensionally on paper.
The Two-Point Perspective House inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright begins with sketchbook exercises in One-Point Perspective. The students then learn the basic techniques of Two-Point Perspective and designs a house following a list of requirements based on his Prairie Style. Students use pen and ink, grey scale markers, colored pencil, charcoal and pastels to render this artwork.
The Three-Point Perspective Skyscraper is created after learning the architectural history of skyscrapers, how they began, and the tallest and most interesting buildings found throughout the world. Each student then designs their own skyscraper that appears to be soaring into the sky with the use of three-point perspective. The final drawing is finished in pen and ink.
The Color Theory Pencil Still-life is a study done to help the students fully understand color theory and how to apply the color using a marker and colored pencil overlay technique.
The Pop-Up Book is a multi-faceted project that uses a variety of the Elements and Principles for the final product. An assortment of pop-up techniques are introduced to the students. These techniques are then combined to create a series of pages that illustrate an overall theme using both pop-ups and color illustrations.
The Car Drawings are a series of smaller drawings done at the end of the school year. The students first draw a car from life while enjoying the outdoors and learn how to adjust with ever changing environment. The next two drawing are done indoors from references where the students learn how to achieve highlights and shadows on grey paper and black paper, using black and white colored pen
A mid-term and final examination are given in this course. The mid-term exam is averaged into the 2nd Quarter average. The final exam counts as 20 percent of the student's overall average.