Sunday, August 11, 2013

Cicely Tyson 6th Grade Transition Program Daily Schedule

Cicely Tyson High School
6th Grade Transition Program

1st Week

August 12th, 2013
·         Fill out Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Manila folder, Paper, & Pencil
·         Lesson: 5 Shapes in a 3D Environment- Can  be found online at http://gossipisanimationclass.blogspot.com/2012/09/2d-animation-class-day-2-5-shapes-in-3d.html
·         HW: Drawing exercises for shapes (circle, oval, triangle, rectangle and square). Each shape is to be drawn 15-20 times for practice. Due Next Day! Remember to fill out your Emergency Forms to be collected next day as well!

August 13th, 2013
·         Collection of Emergency Forms
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Cartoonists got their drawing from real life objects. Sketch some still life forms using the 5 basic shapes. Use objects such as furniture, gadgets and nick-knacks for reference.
·         HW: Sketch 6 still life objects in your home. Divide your paper in half. On the left most half of the paper, sketch a still life of an object in your home. Leave the other half of the paper blank. Keep it simple; draw only the general shapes that make up each object. Draw loosely, remember not to draw too small and do not use a ruler.

August 14th 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Critique homework. Thinking in 3D. How to sketch a 3 dimensional object and apply light details such as texture, value and depth to the composition.
·         HW: Redraw the same objects from your home on the other half of the paper. Use general shapes to make up the object and then apply the details to make it a more complex line drawing.

Augusts 15th 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Critique homework. Choose an object in the class and draw it from your perspective. Use basic shapes and very light details. Draw at least 5 different objects and their surroundings.
·         HW: Draw an object in your home from 3 different views. What would that object look like if you were taller than it? What would it look like if you were half its size? What if you were smaller than that object? Capture all 3 views on one sheet of paper. Be sure to use light detail to define the object.

2nd Week

August 19th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Homework, CritiqueSketch an existing cartoon character with the 5 basic shapes Research a character of your choice and sketch the shapes that make up that character. Choose a full body view of each character.
·         HW: Observe characters you’ve seen in cartoons you watch. Sketch the character with shapes you believe the original cartoonist may have used to compose those characters. Be sure to include the name of the character at the top of the page.

August 20th, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper
·         Lesson: Homework Critique. Sketch the same characters using basic shapes. Draw the characters in 4-5 different dynamic poses of your choice and complete them with light detail.
·         HW: Begin planning your own cartoon character. Each student must create their own original cartoon character using the 5 basic shapes. Add as much detail as you like to make your character unique and try putting them into some dynamic poses but also keep it simple enough to draw 4-5 more times. A total of 5 poses of your character should be fit onto one page.

August 21st, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper and Color Pencil
·         Lesson: Character Critique. Make corrections to your characters if needed. Draw a basic shape view of your character, a full front view of your character, a 3/4 front view of your character, a profile view of your character, a ¾ back view of your character and a full back view of your character. All on one page. Divide up your paper for easy fitting of each view. Finally pick your favorite character pose from your last assignment, redraw it with corrections and color it in.
·         HW: Whatever you did not finish in class, be sure to finish for homework.

August 22nd, 2013
·         Material Hand Out: Paper and Color Pencil
·         Lesson: Round up all of your sketches for reviewing. All character model sheets will be collected and each student will pick their best pieces to be submitted for the class gallery video.
·         HW: Remember what you’ve learned and enjoy the rest of your summer! :)     


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