FINAL Assignment: DUE 12/ 15

Create a drawing of a real place from both observation and reference.

The choice of location will be very important.

Don鈥檛 settle!

Choose a place which is meaningful to you.

Choose a place with a natural sense of depth; a place filled with interesting shapes, patterns and repeating forms: one which lends itself to the use of 1 or 2 point perspective.

  • Take a photo of yourself in that location when done and post to OPEN LAB along with a description of the location you chose and why.
  • Categorize your post as FINAL PROJECT.
  • Begin your drawing on location, not from a photo!
  • You may finalize your drawing by working from reference photos you shot on location.
  • Be sure to use a full range of value to create a distinct foreground, middle ground, and background.

Some possible good locations:

  • Grand Central Station
  • Any Museum
  • Anything with lots of columns, statues, tiles, interesting windows etc.

Final Project and Final Portfolio Review


Hello Class-

It seems unbelievable but here we are in the final stretch of the semester!

Week 14 is this Thursday 12/7!

Remember DUE week 14 are your Final Portfolio & Sketchbook聽

( However, as we were at the museum this past week I am granting an extension to both, see below!聽)


Final Sketchbook聽 (20% of final grade)

Students may drop of Sketchbooks at the end of this week’s class for review.*

* Should students wish additional time they may choose an Openlab sketchbook submission.聽 If this is done your 4+ sketchbook pages per week must be uploaded to openlab, with the correct category tagged.聽 聽If pages are dark , blurry, or difficult to find as they were tagged incorrectly, this will negatively impact your grade.


Portfolio Review聽(25% of final grade)

Students Select 5-6 best Drawings and 1 Early Semester drawing for comparison.

Students are required to submit a portfolio of their classwork, homework, and聽 with dates and assignment noted on the back of drawings.

Portfolios should not consist of sketchbook drawings.聽 Students are welcome to draw new realistic drawing, portfolio pieces outside of class to supplement their portfolios in addition to classwork and homework drawings.

Portfolios will be collected on the last day of class.

Portfolios will available for return during office hours Spring 18.


Final Project ( 20% of final grade)

Remember your final project is a drawing of a location of your choice, from photo reference. The subject matter is entirely up to you, but you must create asense of realism and show depth, using聽as all of the skills we learned in class such as: perspective, a full range of value, and accurate proportion.聽聽It should be drawn at your highest level of finish.

More instructions on your Final Project

DUE for in class presentation 12/ 14.

Each student will give a short (3 minutes plus Q & A ) presentation on their art piece.

Tell us…

  • Name of the piece.
  • Show your reference.
  • Explain your inspiration.
  • Describe your processes and techniques.
  • Explain challenges and how you worked through them.




Final Project and Museum Tour instructions.


Hello class-

We will enter museum together and from that point can split into groups based on interest.

Looking at the museum map- choose 3 different galleries to visit in your 3 hour trip. Take the time in each gallery to view the work, and read the information written about the work. Then shoot reference photos to prepare yourself for drawing your final project at home.

Remember your final project is a drawing of a location of your choice using perspective, a full range of value, as well as all of the skills we learned in class. This drawing must be on the strathmore drawing paper and should have a nice clean border. 聽It should be drawn at your highest level of finish.

Take time in each gallery to plan your composition. Take photos of all the details you plan to draw.

Finally post a photo of yourself in location you will be drawing along with a quick sketch ( approximately 4″x5″) of your composition, and write a short blog post explaining why you chose that location, to OPENLAB.

This is due for review by the morning 12/ 7, 9 am latest.

Be sure to bring your reference photos and work in progress to class on 12/7.