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Program: Art

Course: AVI20

Grade: 10

Level: Open

Semester: Semester 1, 2017/2018

Teacher Name: Mr. Kaarid



This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.






Sketchbook Assignment #1

Step One:

Find a piece of art somewhere in the classroom that you like.

Step Two:

Study it.  Look at it.  Think about it.

Step Three:

What do you see?  Do you know anything about it?  If not, what might it or the artist be all about?  How does it make you feel?  Why did you choose it?  Write about it.

Step Four:

Draw it.


Personal Journey of Art

You are to illustrate your artistic life in the way you best see fit.  I want to see how you can solve this challenge in your unique, God-given way.  I would suggest having both a written and a drawing portion to this, however, the written component isn’t required if you think that your drawing can explain the following questions:

  1. Where did you start your Journey of Art?
  2. What has helped or hindered you on your Journey?
  3. Where are you now in your Journey?
  4. Where do you want to go with your Journey?

Basically, answer the questions and illustrate those answers however you see fit.


Continuous Contour Challenge

Drawing in the Continuous Contour style (that is, drawing only using one line and not lifting your drawing implement) complete the following challenge.  Each drawing should fill half a sheet of newsprint.

  • Four portraits
  • Two pieces of art with people in them
  • Two interesting item assemblages


Cross Contour Challenge

Drawing in the Cross Contour style (that is, one line and drawing the inner contours of a shape) complete the following challenge.  Each drawing should fill half a sheet of newsprint.  You shall draw:

  • Two portraits of real, live, breathing people’s faces (in the flesh)
  • One assemblage only using rounded objects
  • Your hand


Contour Portfolio

You will need to make a small portfolio that has the following items in it:

  • 2 Spaghetti Drawings
  • 2 Continuous Contour Drawings
  • 2 Cross Contour Drawings
  • 2 Blind Contour Drawings

You will have the choice of selecting what you think is your best work for me to mark.


Chuck Close Self Portrait

You will create a large scale self portrait by using a square grid to abstract it.  Within your grid you will assign one grey tone per square by synthesizing visual information from your photo.  When the project is finished we will show the work somewhere in the school.


Chiaroscuro Drawing

Choose one of the object Chiaroscuro drawings that we have done this week and complete it.  It can be of either pencil or charcoal and any of the shading techniques.  It will be marked according to a rubric that you, as a class, set up (with the discerning guidance of your teacher!).


Bird Scratching Portrait

You will, using scratchboard, create a portrait of a bird.  This portrait will avoid the use of exterior contour lines and rely only on hatching as a means to establish shape and form.

Success Criteria:

  1. No outlines (exterior contours) and only hatching
  2. Focus on light and dark (chiaroscuro)
  3. Subject is recognizable


Sketchbook Assignment: 3 Point Perspective

Your drawing must have:

  • 3 (or 4) vanishing points
  • A dual coloured colour scheme
  • At least 5 distinct forms


Impressionist Painting Portfolio

Your Portfolio will have the following items:

  • Final work
  • Photograph that you are working from
  • 3 Sketches of the photograph with notes about the images
  • Hay Day work (Friday, en plein air painting)
  • Reproduction and colour study


Group of Seven Eco-Art

For this project you will produce:

  • 3 distinct colour studies using chalk pastel
  • A final chalk pastel drawing of your selected image in the style of the Group of Seven

Please see the Group of Seven Unit Marking Scheme above for more details on requirements.


Linocut Christmas Cards

For this project you will produce:

  • A Christmas card that has at least 2 colours
  • This Christmas card will be intended for a specific audience, in this case, the person you think needs it most

Please see the Linocut Christmas Cards Marking Scheme above for more details on requirements.

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