Beginning Drawing

Instructor: Fred Worm
Skyline High School

Welcome to Skyline's Art Department. This semester you will be introduced to the materials and basic techniques that go into creating art through drawing. We will explore and experiment with pencil, colored pencil, charcoal and pen & ink. Other mediums may also be used.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the elements of art and principles of design
  • Learn to properly use and control various materials
  • Gain a working understanding of composition in a drawing


Projects will consist of pattern, perspective, light and shadow study, still life, graph, portraits, etc.

Projects will be graded on the following:

  • The creative use of elements of art and principles of design
  • Overall quality and craftsmanship of the work produced
  • Effort exhibited in the production of work (working grade)
  • Creative use of art media
  • The care and maintenance of tools, equipment and work area
  • Class behavior

Grade Scale

100-90= A
  89-80= B
  79-70= C
  60-60= D
59 & below= F

Any assignment turned in late will receive one grade lower than if it were turned in on time.


  • Students must pay the $25.00 art fee in the bookstore. This fee will cover all materials needed to complete all class projects as assigned. If you need additional materials you must pay the bookstore to receive more. If the fee is not paid, the student will not receive supplies to complete projects.
  • You must have a pencil with you everyday!

Classroom Policies:

Appropriate and safe conduct is important to success in an art class because of the supplies, equipment, and tools, which must be handled carefully. Misbehavior in an art classroom poses the possibility of injury to yourself, others and/or damage to personal property. You will be expected to follow the Guidelines for student behavior in your student handbook as well as the following guidelines:

  1. Be in your seat, ready to begin work when the bell rings.
  2. Respect yourself, others and all property.
  3. Raise your hand to contribute during instruction
  4. Follow directions the first time.
  5. Have necessary materials in class each day.

Completing a project does not mean just doing something as quickly as possible and turning it in for a grade. Your assignments must be on the proper subject matter and include plan, forethought, good design, color choice, composition, perspective and size.