Beginning Drawing and Painting

Contact info: Miss Brittany Mikeska - 816.241.5478 -

Dear Parents and Students:

Welcome to Beginning Drawing & Painting. With your cooperation we will work together to provide the best possible learning environment in which the student is successful.

Course Description:

This course emphasizes drawing and painting techniques and media and application of the elements of color, line, form, shape, space, texture and value to good design and composition. Experimentation with a variety of materials will be encouraged. Subject matter will include landscape, still life, portrait/figure and abstracts. Students will be exposed to professional masters' work and learn fundamentals of art criticism and evaluation. 

Beginning Course Syllabus
Beginning Sketchbook Topics

Project 1: Create your personal sketchbook (You are responsible for bringing in a snack box, cereal box or folder for the cover of your sketchbook.)

Project 2: Skills test

Learn the Elements and Principles of Art and Design
Elements and Principles PowerPoint

Project 3: Black and White Still Life (Bold contrast and simple forms)

Project 4: Oldenburg 3D Project (Applying the techniques of shape and form to make a 3D form)
Claes Oldenburg.pdf

Project 5: Unbirthday Artist Box (Paint the box in the influenced artist's style and bring in 3-5 objects that your artist would appreciate...along with a short bio)
Artist Unbirthday Project.pdf
Unbirthday Box Project.pdf

Project 6:Printmaking Animal Project
Project 7: Banners of the Bible

Project 8: Doodle-4-Google Art History

Project 9: Personal Colored Pencil Rendering (Applying the colored pencil layering techniques learned in class, students will create a 2D drawing of a 3D object.)

Project 10: Childhood Painting 

Project 11: Self Portrait