Homework/Sketchbook Assignments

The only homework you should have in art class will be your sketchbook. You may at times have to bring your art projects home in such instances of being absent or if you personally feel that you need more than just class time to work on your assignments.
ART HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Below there are a variety of statements for you to pick from. You will chose 18 to do per marking period (36 for the entire semester). Sketchbooks will be collected at the end of each marking period.

Each assignment is worth 10 points.

The homework’s must be done following the guidelines given below.
  • All work must be done in your sketchbook. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
  • You must spend at least 30 minutes per assignment.
  • Each drawing must be a full page, detailed, and the image must have shading and value ranges in black & white and/or color.
  • NO simple outline sketches will be accepted.
  • If you have any trouble please ask me for some help.
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SKETCHBOOK OPTIONS:
  • HOUSE THIEVERY”- DO A DRAWING OF A GROUP OF BIRDS BREAKING INTO ANOTHER BIRDS BIRDHOUSE.
  • DRAW A NEW ROAD SIGN THAT TRAFFIC OR PEDESTRIANS WILL NEED TO OBEY. IT CAN BE HUMOROUS OR FUNNY.
  • DO A DRAWING THAT ILLUSTRATES YOUR FAVORITE “SONG LYRIC” OR “WORDS FROM A POEM”. THINK OF HOW COLOR MIGHT PLAY A ROLE IN EXPRESSING THE MOOD.
  • DO A DRAWING THAT WOULD ILLUSTRATE AN ABANDONED GRAVEYARD. WHAT WOULD THE GROUNDS LOOK LIKE? WOULD THE GRASS BE OVERGROWN, FENCE ALL MESSED UP, HEAD STONES TIPPED OVER, OWLS IN OVERGROWN TREES. PLEASE BE IMAGINATIVE
  • CREATE A FLYING CRAFT OUT OF AN INSECT.
  • CREATE A DRAWING OF A SCHOOL OF FISH DURING LUNCH HOUR IN THE CAFETERIA. BE FUN, BE CREATIVE AND BE ORIGINAL.
  • DO A DRAWING OF INSECTS GNAWING THROUGH THE NATIONS MOST PRECIOUS LIBRARY COLLECTIONS.
  • DO A DRAWING OF A PERSON SQUEEZED INTO A BOTTLE.
  • CREATE A NEW SUPER-HERO THAT WOULD DEFEND AMERICAN FREEDOM. DO NOT COPY OFF CAPTAIN AMERICA!
  • DRAW A CREATURE THAT WE MIGHT ENCOUNTER ON A FOREIGN PLANET.
  • GIFTWRAP AN OCTOPUS.
  • CREATE A NEW MACHINE FOR FLYING, BE INVENTIVE.
  • DESIGN A MYTHICAL CREATURE THAT COMBINES OTHER EXISTING CREATURES.
  • ILLUSTRATE A WORD THAT HAS A DOUBLE MEANING. LIKE HORSEFLY, EGGPLANT, BULLFROG, FOOTBALL, OR FOGHORN. THERE’S MANY TO CHOOSE FROM SO THINK OF ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRAW.
  • DRAW A DOG WALKING A MAN, WOMAN OR CHILD.
  • CREATE A CACTUS THAT HAS HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS.
  • THE ______________ BEHIND THE DOOR?
  • Draw the ___________________inside of your closet.
  • Draw the contents of your desk drawer
  • Just before your mom, dad, or housekeeper cleans your room, draw it
  • Draw the contents of your refrigerator
  • Draw the contents of your medicine chest
  • Draw the contents of your garage
  • Draw your dad’s worktable after he’s worked on a project
  • Before the dishes are washed, draw them
  • Draw a pile of laundry waiting to get washed
  • If you have an octopus for a furnace, draw it
  • Draw a pile of bicycles on the sidewalk
  • Draw the guests at your parents dinner party
  • Draw yourself in a mirror
  • Draw your brother/sister practicing his/her instrument
  • Draw your friend shooting hoops in the driveway
  • Draw yourself painting your toenails (if you do)
  • Draw your hand in multiple positions
  • Draw your hand holding a variety of objects
  • Draw your hand against other parts of anatomy (chin, knee, etc.)
  • Draw your bird, cat, dog, fish, snake, leopard, lobster doing something strange
  • Draw what is in the rear-view mirror of your car
  • Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape
  • Draw a flower growing next to a turned over garbage can
  • Draw raw chicken parts; cooked parts; after eaten parts
  • Draw a piece of cake and make it look delicious
  • Draw 2 eggs in the shell, fried or over easy
  • Draw one popcorn kernel & draw a bag of popcorn
  • Draw a raw steak or steak bones
  • Draw moving water or still water
  • Draw a wet object, make it look wet
  • Draw an object when looking through a tube (microscope)
  • Draw an object seen through glass (how does the glass make a difference)
  • Draw something floating
  • Draw a dark object in a light environment
  • Draw a dark object in a dark environment
  • Draw the contents of a light room when sitting in a dark room
  • Climb a ladder, draw what is below
  • Climb a mountain (hill), draw what is below
  • Lie on the floor, draw what is eye level
  • Dig a hole, put a whole in the hole, draw what is in the hole
  • Fill in the hole, cover up the whole, draw the covered hole
  • Find a quiet place in a crowd, draw the crowd
  • Find a quiet place, draw the quiet
  • Find a noisy place, draw noise
  • On the school bus, draw your friends on the way to school, draw your friends on the way home. Is there a difference?
  • Shine a light through an open weave structure, draw the cast shadow
  • Draw an object that is lit by the light coming through Venetian blinds
  • Draw a portrait that is lit by the light coming through Venetian blinds
  • Draw an object that is lit by a candle
  • Draw a figure that is lit by a candle
  • Draw your sister/brother by the light cast by the Saturday morning cartoons on the TV
  • Draw your father/mother by the light cast from the TV news
  • Draw an apple, pear, banana
  • Draw an apple, banana, and a wrench
  • Draw a scoop of ice cream and an old shoe
  • Draw an apple, a vacation photo, a hammer and a gold fish
  • Tighten a C clamp on a banana, draw it
  • Draw an apple, pear, and a banana that is tightly wrapped in string
  • Copy the Mona Lisa
  • Rearrange the Mona Lisa to suit yourself
  • Put Mona Lisa in a contemporary setting
  • Copy any work of art older than you
  • Remake the above work of art in your way
  • Make a drawing that says something about the environment
  • Make a drawing that says something about the world situation
  • Make a drawing that is pure propaganda about any issue you feel strongly about
  • Make a drawing that is totally truthful
  • Make a drawing that lies all over the place
  • Make a drawing that is completely impossible
  • Look out your bedroom window, draw what you see
  • Look out your bedroom window, draw what you would like to see
  • Draw an apple, pear, banana that is wrapped in an apple, pear, banana
  • Draw two squares of a sidewalk and make it look interesting
  • Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of grass
  • Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of hair
  • Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of a feather
  • Make a detailed drawing of five square inches of a dollar bill
  • Make a drawing of grass, hair, feathers and a dollar bill
  • Draw an insect under a magnifying glass
  • Rearrange, redesign the insect
  • Change the size relationship (scale) of the insect and something else (i.e. building, ships, cars)
  • Draw a portrait of your best friend as an insect
  • Draw a self portrait of you as a beautiful insect
  • Draw a family insect portrait
  • Crumple a magazine ad, draw it
  • Crumple a photograph, draw it
  • Crumple a drawing, redraw it crumpled
  • Cut out a photo into small pieces, rearrange the photo in some other order, draw it
  • Make a drawing that looks sticky
  • Make a drawing that oozes
  • Make a drawing of a mechanical structure or machine
  • Make a drawing of a machine that oozes
  • Make a drawing of a machine so that the parts are sticky
  • Make a drawing of a fine mechanical instrument (camera) under water (use your imagination)
  • Draw the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Draw the Brooklyn Bridge over a small body of water i.e. bathtub
  • Draw a form fitted case made of wood and lined with velvet for an apple, pear, and a banana
  • Draw a chair
  • Draw the concept of the uses of a chair (sitting) without the chair
  • Draw a bed
  • Draw the concept of the uses of a bed without a bed
  • Make a drawing that illustrates the phrase “There is an insufficiency of intellect”
  • Make a careful drawing that illustrates the word “Haste”
  • Draw a monument for a bagel
  • Draw a portrait of you and your friends as cards; the queen, king, and jack of spades
  • Draw a slice of the best pizza you have ever seen
  • Make a drawing of all your drawing materials
  • Make a detailed drawing of a rock
  • Make a drawing at McDonalds
  • Draw the reflection from light bouncing off a motorcycle
  • Draw your portrait from the reflection of a shiny chrome object i.e. toaster, bowl, spoon
  • Draw the reflection from a body of water
  • Draw the reflection from a store window
  • Draw the reflection of reflection
  • Reflect on your drawing of reflection, draw your retrospection
  • Draw an aerial view of your back yard
  • Draw a transparent object
  • Draw a translucent object
  • Draw a translucent object that is inside a transparent object
  • Draw a building in which you would like to live
  • Make a drawing using a map of the USA as a motif
  • Make a portrait of yourself as you see yourself in twenty years
  • Make a pastoral drawing
  • Draw life in the city
  • Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase
  • Drape a mysterious object in cloth, draw it
  • Draw a moving object
  • Draw an empty room, make it interesting
  • Draw a woman wearing a big hat
  • Draw a masked man (not the lone ranger)
  • Draw a sleeping person
  • Draw a flower, make it appear dangerous
  • Draw a person looking out a window
  • Draw a person looking in a window
  • Draw a person reading a letter
  • Draw an apple, pear, and banana in outer space
  • Draw a detailed drawing of a nut and bolt
YOU MAY ILLUSTRATE ANY OF THESE
  • BALANCING ON ONE FOOT The longest recorded duration for balancing on one foot is 76 hr, 40 min.
  • Bed of nails - Iron Maiden Lee Graber was sandwiched between two beds of nails, with a weight of (1,659 lb) placed on top for a total of 10 seconds on June 24, 2000. The weight was loaded on top of him using a crane. The most difficult aspect was controlling his breathing as he had a lot of weight on his chest and he needed to relax to avoid bursting a blood vessel in his head.
  • Pulling In One Hour A team of 20 Atlas Power Gym strongmen pulled a semi-trailer truck weighing (36,620 lb).
  • FASTEST 80 FOOT POLE CLIMB Australia's Mark Bryden climbed up a 80 ft pole in 9.61 seconds at the Australasian Individual Championships
  • FASTEST TIME TO BREAK 16 CONCRETE BLOCKS Britain's "pocket Hercules" Frederick Burton piled 16 concrete building blocks on his chest.
  • Bed of Glass-The greatest weight held while lying on a bed of glass is 2229.95 lbs
  • Christmas tree balancing- balancing a Christmas tree on your chin for as long as possible...
  • Cola can balancing- Balancing cola cans on your head for the longest time possible...
  • Domino stacking- Stacking as many dominos as possible...
  • Fan of cards- Hold as many cards as possible in a fan in 1 hand...
  • House brick balancing- The largest number of house bricks ever to be balanced on the head...
  • Ironing board balancing- balancing an ironing board on your chin for the longest time possible...
  • Kitchen sink balancing- Balancing a kitchen sink on your chin for the longest time possible...
  • Ladder stilt walking- Walking the longest distance on stilts...
  • Nail stacking - For this record, the first nail (which must be 100 mm long) is placed in a vertical position….
  • Pancake Tossing- The record for the most flips of a pancake in a frying pan...
  • Paper ship Folding- Records for folding and floating paper ships...