Beginning Drawing and Painting

Contact info: Miss Brittany Mikeska - 816.241.5478 - [email protected]

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:
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)


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)


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