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Assignments for ART ONE

 First Nine Weeks

Read this entire section to help you understand how the assignments work.

Notice that the book icon represents the reading portion of the assignment

The Painting icon represents the museum website that you have to visit

The film strip icon represents the video that you have to watch.

The pencil icon  represents the test that you have to take. (Test your Knowledge page)

The paint palette represents the creative portion of the assignment.

The camera  represents the upload portion of the assignment


Week 2                                                                                                                                                               


Assignment 1   Go to the Test you Knowledge page and take the Pre-Test.

 Anyone scoring 80% and up will get their first extra credit  A for this nine weeks. 

 If your score is lower than 80%, you will not be penalized.  Your grade will not be recorded.

PURPOSE: To determine how much you already know about art.

Assignment 2   

 CREATE     Using a graphite pencil draw anything you like that will show off your drawing skills.

PURPOSE: To see what your drawing skills are.

Assignment 3   

CREATE     Using color pencils, draw a colorful design of your choice.

PURPOSE: To  see what you know about composition and design.


Assignment 4   

Using your phone take pictures of your work and upload them to Microsoft Teams in your student portal.

PURPOSE: Upload work so the teacher can grade it.


Week 3                                                                                                                                                                


Assignment 1   Using a number two pencil draw your hand in great detail.  Make it as realistic as possible.  Remember to shade.

PURPOSE: To  see what your observational skills are./Upload drawing

Assignment 2   Take several pictures of your face using your phone.

Choose the one that is the clearest and closest full frontal head shot and upload your photo to your Profile  picture on Remind.

PURPOSE: So I can connect your face to your name.

Upload your art work to Microsoft Teams in the student portal.

Assignment 3  

Go to the Museum page and explore the Museum website.  Then go to your phone and find the Google Arts website.  Download the App to your phone.  After you have the App on your phone, find something on the phone App that you really like.   Explore it and take a screen shot.  Upload the screenshot to TEAMS.

You will have to mail the screen shot to yourself or if you have Bluetooth send it to your computer via Bluetooth.

Save the file with your last, first name.   Save it on your desktop and upload it to TEAMS.

Assignment 4  

                                         ARTIST of the WEEK:     Leonardo da Vinci

                               (Read the questions at the end of this Assignment  before you watch the video)


Born Lionardo di ser Piero da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci, (Italian: “Leonardo from Vinci”) (born April 15, 1452, Anchiano, near Vinci, Republic of Florence [Italy]—died May 2, 1519, Cloux [now Clos-Lucé], France), Italian painter, draftsman, sculptor, architect, and engineer whose genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. His Last Supper (1495–98) and Mona Lisa (c. 1503–19) are among the most widely popular and influential paintings of the Renaissance. His notebooks reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of their time.

               Excerpt taken from Britannica Online



According to Jeffrey Brown

“Leonardo da Vinci thought of painting as a science, even the greatest science, requiring constant research and experimentation.”



Watch this video. Click on the link below.

Watch Video 1 PBS Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre exhibition ending in Feb,.





Signature. William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, software developer, investor, and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.

Watch this video. Click on the link below.



View Leonardo da Vinci work at the uffici gallery




for more info

NOVA excellent but long


READ and Answer the following questions while you watch the videos. 

The answers are in the videos.  You will take a test on these questions.


  1. Where was Leonardo da Vinci born?

  2. What was his real name?

  3. Why did he call himself da Vinci?

  4. What is a Renaissance man?

  5. Why is he considered the epitome of a Renaissance man?

  6. How would his contemporaries describe him?

  7. What are his two most famous paintings?

  8. What did he say that painting must do so that the work can be considered art?

  9. Who was his teacher?

  10. Who was his patron?

  11. Where did he die?

  12. Name the technique that he used to make his paintings come alive?

  13. Describe the Vitruvian Man.

  14. Who bought one of his notebooks?

  15. Where is the Louvre?

  16. Why did people have a hard time understanding what he wrote in his notebooks?

  17. What is the name of the notebook that Bill Gates bought?

  18.   What did Leonardo do to learn about nature?

  19.   What did Leonardo think about painting?

  20.   Describe the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Week 4                                                                                                                                                                  

Assignment 1  

Watch this You tube video..

Watch this You tube video..

Assignment 2   

Using a number two pencil draw a value scale and a gradient scale.  Create at least seven values in each.  Use the shading techniques shown in the video for this week.

PURPOSE: To practice shading skills.

Assignment 3   

Take this weeks test on the Test Your Knowledge page.

Assignment 4   

Upload your art work to Microsoft Teams in the student portal.

Assignment 5   

View Videos

Assignment 6  

View Videos

Draw all the geometric forms that you saw on the video.

Assignment 7 

View Videos

Create a composition using those forms.  Try to draw something similar to these examples talen from Google.

If you are not comfortable creating your own composition, simply copy one of these below.






Be able to name the works below:


Assignment 8


Draw a Cuban cafetera or a coffee maker.  Place a coffee maker in front of you and draw it.  Notice the cafetera is made up of geometric forms.  Make sure to shade those forms

The drawings below were created by Southwest art students.

Ana Aleman.jpg
Alfonso Alexandra G10_Rita Touzet_Southw
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