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AP Studio Art


2D Design Overview

Drawing Overview


Purchase a sketchbook! (Or use an old one).
Recommended – 9” x 12” with perforated pages highly recommended

Complete the sketchbook assignment and 3 of the projects listed below.

Sketchbook Assignment:
Define AND illustrate the following terms (use 1/4 of a page for each term):

  • Line
  • Color
  • Value
  • Texture
  • Space
  • Shape
  • Form
  • Unity/variety
  • Balance
  • Emphasis
  • Contrast
  • Rhythm
  • Repetition
  • Proportion/scale
  • Figure/ground relationships

Helpful Links: 1, 2, 3, 4

Each project should be highly finished and portfolio quality. 
Complete 3 of the following options (minimum size of 9” x 12”):
  1. Landscape drawing/painting FROM OBSERVATION using any medium
  2. Draw a close-up of multiple metal spoons/forks/knives. Focus on creating interesting composition and accurate texture.
  3. Drawing: Create an interesting composition that features 3 or more hands. 
  4. Create an artwork that focuses on 1 or more of the following: line, shape, color, texture
  5. A portrait that expresses a specific mood. Think about the effects of color and how it conveys the individual mood. 
  6. Create an artwork that juxtaposes text and image(s).
  7. Open project (your choice!)


To Summarize:
1. Buy or find a sketchbook.
2. Complete the sketchbook assignment.
3. Complete 3 of the options listed above.

Email Mr. Diaz (jdiaz@erusd.org) with any questions!