MHS Art II – Drawing

Marcus High School

Visual Arts Department

Drawing II Curriculum

Drafted:Spring 2013


These mediums must be used in the Drawing II experience. Each experience with a different media should end with a finished and presentable work of art. Through the artistic process the students should get multiple opportunities to use a medium (for example: tech sheet, sketchbook assignment, or preliminary drawing)

  • Charcoal

  • Graphite

  • Pastels

  • Colored pencils

  • Ink/markers

  • Print Making

Techniques and Skills

Each of these techniques and skills must be cover in the Drawing II experience. Any of the mediums may be used to teach a specific technique or skill. Keep in mind that some techniques and skills work better with different mediums (for example: Gesture Drawing and charcoal). Demonstration and understanding of these techniques and skills will be reflected in the students portfolio.


  • Cast shadows

  • Light source:consistency and control

Gesture Drawing

  • Mass

  • Linear

Contour Line

  • Blind

  • Cross

Fabric/ Linear Form? Undulating Plane Drawing

  • Ribbons

  • Ties

  • Fabric

  • Any plane that shows a change in value

Texture Techniques

  • Scumbling

  • Hatching/Cross Hatching

  • Stippling

Color Theories

  • Color matching

  • Mixing VS Blending

  • Arbitrary VS Optical

Portraits/ Figure drawing

  • Proportional sighting

  • Facial features

  • Full and cropped figure drawing

linear perspective

  • Sight reading

  • Ellipsis

  • 1&2point


  • Photo/Cropping/Point of View

  • Figure Ground Relationship

  • For/Middle/Back Grounds 1/3

  • Manipulation of space… Overlapping,linear perspective,atmospheric perspective

  • Gridding

Matting/Preparing Artwork

  • Cutting a mat

  • Craftsmanship


The portfolio in Drawing II is designed to show a students  experience with the media, techniques and skills stated above. All of the specific projects below must be represented in the portfolio. Any medium or technique may be use to complete these projects. The students need to build a physical, digital or e-portfolio to represent the work completed in Drawing II.

  • Ribbon and Fabric drawing or undulating plain

  • Figure Drawing

  • Colored Pencil Drawing

  • Pastel Drawing

  • Portraits

  • Reverse Value Drawing

  • One Print

  • One Matted Finished Work