Mastery Objective(s): the student will…
chart visual artistic progress by recording creative experiments & exercises, ideas + practice, notes + reflections in a sketchbook.
This course and your personal growth as an artist require that you begin working in your sketchbook during the first weeks of school. For this purpose, you will need to obtain either a spiral bound or hardbound sketchbook (8.5″ x 11″ or 9″ x 12″). If you are unable to get a spiral bound or hardbound sketchbook, you will need to purchase a plastic three-prong folder with pockets. If you opt for report covers, you will also need a pack of white computer paper. A three-hole punch will be available in the art studio, but you may find it helpful to have one at home.
Some examples of SKETCHBOOKS that have proven to last and have great paper:
Sketchbooks will be turned in for grading on the Friday of the last week of the month. Sketchbooks may be submitted one day late, but as a result, will be docked one full letter grade. NO SKETCHBOOKS will be accepted for credit with major sketchbook assignments UNFINISHED or more than one day beyond the collection date!
Also use your sketchbook to:
Draw…Try out NEW MEDIA…Doodle…Write notes to yourself…Make lists of ideas…Copy inspirational quotes…Sketch on location…Plan projects…Collect clippings…Participate in doodle or drawings challenges
This is a collection of all your creative thoughts and will become an invaluable resource for ideas as well as a wonderful record of your progress, so:
DATE & LABEL PAGES…so you know when + what!
NEVER ERASE OR REMOVE A PAGE…so you have evidence of what you have done and where you were artistically, compared to where you will be in the future!