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Studio Sketchbooks Quarter Three Semester 1

There will be 6 sketchbooks due this quarter - one every week. They are due on Friday unless we dont meet on
Friday, then they are due Thursday. Late sketchbooks will lose points daily.

This series of sketches will require you to investigate artists of the past and create images based on, but not
copies of, their images. I will give you the topic and the artist, you need to produce the investigation, research
and final drawings. Okay? Okay!

WEEK ONE: (Due Dec. 7th or 8th)

Pablo Picasso Still Life: Take a close look at how Picasso helped to develop CUBISM. With Cubism, we
can see multiple sides of a single object or group of objects all at the same time. His approach to the still life
allowed the 4th dimension of time to become involved. Set up a small 5 object still life and, with Cubism in
mind, create a drawing of that still life.

WEEK TWO: (Due Dec. 14th or 15th)

Charles Sheeler Architecture: With perspective being slightly exaggerated and forced, Sheeler was one who
took the buildings to new heights. Using your IMAGINATION creat a cityscape that breaks up space into new
and exciting heights!
WEEK THREE: (Due Jan 4th or 5th)

Alex Katz Portraits: Break it up and simplify. Katz has, over decades of work, simplified and still created
portraits that have captured the character and feeling of the people he chose to work with. Look through his
most famous works and choose your own loved one to simplify and capture!

WEEK FOUR: (Due Jan. 11th or 12th)

Hieronymus Bosch Creatures of the Imagination: Hieronymus Bosch was an artist from the Netherlands who
lived from 1450 1516. His paintings were some of the most original and puzzling images in Western art up to
that point in art history. Think of the Seven Deadly Sins, and basked on your observation of Boschs works,
create a creature that embodies one of the sins. They are: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride..
in no particular order!

WEEK FIVE: (Due Jan.. 18th or 19th)

Wasilly Kandinsky Non-Objective Art: Kandinsky is the Grandfather of all that is Non-Objective Art. He
was the first to create a painting whose subject matter was the color and shape of marks only. Take a look at
what he began with and abstracted into. Some of his early works began as cityscapes that changed and
abstracted into pure color and emotion. Kandinsky wanted color to ring like a musical note does in our ears.
Begin with a street scape or landscape and allow it to develop into a PURELY ABSTRACTED DRAWING
using colored pencils.
WEEK SIX: (Due Jan. 25th or 26th)

Artist of YOUR CHOICE Subject of YOUR CHOICE: Make sure you identify the artist that you have
chosen and WHY you have chosen them. An example of their work is a MUST. Any questions you may have,
please ask.