• June 11-12 (Quarter 4)

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover drawing human hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXkxe71Ay90

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes of practice drawing a variety of human hands in different positions. The best practice would be to make studies of your own hand or hands, either directly looking at them while you draw or studying your hand pose in a mirror. You could also take a picture of your hands or someone else's hands to use as a reference picture for your drawing practice. Please make a study of at least 7 different hands and try drawing them in different postures and positions.  Thank you for your hard work this year.

     

    Please do send me your drawings if you are able to, and at the very least email me and notify me that you have done the assignment!

    Best regards,

    Mr. W

     

     

    June 4-5 (Quarter 4)

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover drawing Animals using simple form construction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44bwZJDrgGo

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes of practice drawing a variety of animals using the idea of constructing more complex figures using simpler shapes. You should draw at least 7 or 8 different animals and practice starting simple with big shapes and moving onto more detail as you put the biggest pieces of the drawing together first. You may draw the animals that I demonstrated or you may draw any animals of your choice, but you should have a good reference picture for whichever animal you are trying to draw. Please utilize any resources you have access to such as google images, national geographic magazines, or any other types of books or magazines with good animal pictures for reference photos. Thank you for your hard work.

     

    Please do send me your drawings if you are able to, and at the very least email me and notify me that you have done the assignment!

    Thanks,

    Mr. W

     

     

     

    May 28-29 (Quarter 4)

     

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover drawing Eyes, Noses, and Mouths in more detail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czg6AniEFmA

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes of practice drawing each one of these features of the face. You may draw faces to draw each feature at the same time, but I also would like you to draw a full page of eyes, noses, and mouths individually, and to create many variations on each page of each separate feature. 

     

    Please do send me your drawings if you are able to, and at the very least email me and notify me that you have done the assignment!

    Thanks,

    Mr. W

     

     

     

    May 21-22 (Quarter 4)

     

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover how to design landscapes using notan (light and shadow) thumbnail postering: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50fyHB2gRko&t

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes of practice drawing landscape sketches or portraits using only dark and light values. You should draw at least 10 thumbnails of various pictures which are composed of light and dark values only. Please take a picture of your artwork and email it to me for credit, or at the very least email me and let me know you have done the assignment.

     

    Be sure to email me if you have any questions. 

    Thanks,

    Mr. W

     

     

     

     

    May 14-15 (Quarter 4)

     

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover how to draw any object using a "blind contour" technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV5M0C_uI7E

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes of practice drawing objects of any kind, using the blind contour technique you will have learned from watching the tutorial I posted. You should draw objects from life using direct observation. You should draw at least 7 or 8 different objects at a minimum, and should make several different sketches of each object. They can be very small drawings or larger if you prefer. The idea is to draw various objects by looking at the object itself and *not* looking at your paper as you draw. The purpose of this exercise is to focus your attention only on the outline shape of the object, and not to be distracted by unnecessary details of what you are drawing. Please do your best to follow the technique as suggested, and as always, I greatly look forward to seeing your results and to seeing the different objects you will choose to draw from. Be creative and curious! Random objects in your home are some great things to focus on drawing for this assignment!

     

    Have fun with it and be well,

    Mr. W

     

     

     

     

     

    May 6-May 8 (Quarter 4)

    Greetings students, and happy month of May,

    This week, your assignment is to watch this tutorial which will cover how to draw trees and landscapes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r49zex4jJc

    After watching the video, your assignment is to spend at least 35 minutes practicing drawing trees of any kind, in any style you choose. The video I posted demonstrates using rhythm lines to create drawings of different trees, but you may draw in any style you prefer. You may practice drawing trees either from directly looking at the video tutorial, or from life (looking out your window, or perhaps from your yard), or even from looking at pictures of trees in magazines, books, or any other media in which you find interesting styles of trees which you would like to draw. A good amount of trees to draw would be between 8 and 10 studies. They can be very small drawings or larger if you prefer. You are welcome to draw as many trees as you like but I am suggesting 8 as the bare minimum to get in a good day's practice. 

    If you have a clipboard and the weather is nice enough, I strongly recommend using a clipboard and drawing the trees and nature from life if possible. 

     

     

     

     

    April 30-May1 (Quarter 4)

    Happy end of April!

     

    This week, your assignment is to watch two videos. The first video shows how to draw action figures with energy and how to fill in the form of the human body with geometric shapes. The second video is a painting demonstration which shows me painting a landscape scene from direct observation. The painting video is meant to be a source of inspiration, and your only classwork assignment this week after watching both videos is to practice drawing at least 10 human figures using the information you learned from the figure drawing tutorial. If you want to draw more than 10 that is completely encouraged, but not mandatory. 

     

    The human figures can be small in size. If you spend 3 minutes per figure drawing, then you will have drawn for 30 minutes after making 10 sketches. Try to work for at least a half hour or 35 minutes. 

     

    You can find both videos here:

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcWZP48HsL8

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5kyPXluK2M

     

    Try to make your figure drawings as expressive and full of action as possible. You may draw any figures that you find interesting. You do not have to copy the ones I drew, although you are welcome to if you so choose. You may use any references for finding the figures you wish to draw such as: magazines, comic books, and even pausing the TV or a movie from the screen. 

    Lastly, if you do have paints at home, I would encourage you to try painting a landscape view from where you live at home if you are able to. It is not required and it is not homework, just a suggestion.

    Be safe and be well,
    Mr. W

     

     

     

     

     

     

    April 23-24 (Quarter 4)

    Welcome to the new Quarter 4 Art Period! 

    Your assignment for the week of April 23-24 is the following:

    First, watch these two videos I created to help you in drawing the human head with correct proportion and also drawing the human portrait using light and shading (Value):

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbRnKrgWsEc

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsTKDxf7e14&t

     

    Once you have watched the videos, your assignment is to spend at least 35-40 minutes drawing human heads, faces, portraits, or even caricatures. Any of those options are acceptable. You may use any resources of your choice as reference material to help you draw better: You can use the heads I have drawn in either video as reference models, or you can find your own reference material through any of the following: books, magazines, picture books, photographs, posters, movies, videos, or any other source of images you have access to which show pictures of people's faces or head portraits. You should spend between about 5 and 10 minutes per head drawing. You may draw longer than that of course but it is not required. If you spend 5 minutes drawing each head, then you would only need to draw about 7 heads total to be finished. 

    Please follow along with the instructions from the videos about the proportions and locations of where the features of the face are located on the head (face, eyes, nose, ears, mouth, etc.) Do your best and I will be happy to send you constructive feedback if you email me any photos of the drawings you create for this weekly assignment. I encourage all students to email me their drawings, however, if you are unable to do so you should still email me and notify me that you have watched both videos and attempted/completed the assignment.

    Thank you very much for your active participation and I hope you will enjoy this week's drawing lesson and activity.

    Be safe and be well,
    Mr. W

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    April 13th--17th This page will now contain all assigned artwork that is expected to be worked on and at least attempted. Fridays were selected as the designated day of the week for students to work on Arts subjects, including Visual Art. You are welcome to spend more time on any work besides just on Friday, but are not expected to. Art classwork will be updated at the latest by Friday of each week, but may also be posted sooner.

     

    April 13th--17th This week (Quarter 3):

    I am assigning all students in Art to watch my tutorial about drawing trees & landscape. I have created a new video which will cover using rhythm line to draw and sketch different types of trees, which you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r49zex4jJc

     

    Your assignment this week is to spend at least 35 minutes practicing drawing trees of any kind, in any style you choose. The video I posted demonstrates using rhythm lines to create drawings of different trees but you may draw in any style you prefer. You may practice drawing trees either from directly looking at the video tutorial, or from life (looking out your window, or perhaps from your yard), or even from looking at pictures of trees in magazines, books, or any other media in which you find interesting styles of trees which you may draw. A good amount of trees to draw would be between 7 and 8 studies. They can be very small drawings or larger if you prefer. 

     

    As far as receiving credit goes for classwork, I understand that this is a stressful time and not all students may have access to technology which would allow them to either upload or email me a photo of their drawings. I gladly welcome and encourage all students to submit to my school email account (jwilhelm@shschools.com) any drawings you do for the weekly classwork during this period of distance learning, however, if you are unable to do so-- I will also accept your written admission that you have watched the tutorial and have at least attempted some of the drawing assignments from home. You may email me and state something as simple as, "I watched the weekly tutorial and attempted the drawing activity."

     

    Thank you for your participation during this difficult season, and please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. My aim is to be as flexible and understanding as possible during this challenging time. I wish you all the best and hope you will get a lot out of these drawing tutorials.