Archive for the ‘Sketchbooks’ Category

Sketchbooks – Songs

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Sketchbooks

The latest sketchbook assignment had the kids illustrating their favorite song.  These are some examples that show effort and thought.  Also included is a sketchbook from awhile ago that always makes me laugh.


‘Songs’ Sketchbook

Posted: January 19, 2011 in Sketchbooks

Their very first week back, the students were challenged with translating their favorite song  into an illustration or collage of drawings.  I thought these two students did a nice job.

Kandinsky Sketchbooks

Posted: November 17, 2010 in Sketchbooks

In preparation for an upcoming non-objective project, I’m having the Art I and II students explore the work of Wassily Kandinsky.  For their first non-objective sketchbook, they recreated Kandinsky’s Yellow, Red Blue.  I thought Whitney’s (2nd Period) watercolor/mixed media interpretation was very well done.

The next week, the students were asked to create a work in the style of Kandinsky that represents how one of the following emotions feels – anger, happiness, love, loneliness, frustration or embarassment.  I think Draven (1st period) did a nice job with this marker creation.

Calaveras – Sketchbook Design

Posted: November 8, 2010 in Sketchbooks

During the month of October our Art I and II classes studied the ancient celebration of Dia de los Muertos and how the artwork of ancient and contemporary Mexican culture is affected by the holiday.  For a weekly sketchbook assignment, my students looked at the many examples of the decorative ‘calaveras’ for the celebration and then were free to design their own.  Here are some of my favorites!