The Shape Shifter
Week one – Project
The Prompt
What does it mean to Shape Shift? By definition it means: to change shape or form into another. This is a four-part project, where each part our art will transform into something else...
We'll begin with creating and drawing a still life...
...and then we'll create an abstract drawing based on that still life drawing! (Seems like it could get pretty interesting, eh?)
Pablo Picasso, Still life with the caned chair, 1912
Pablo Picasso, Still life with the caned chair, 1912
Juan Gris, The Open Window, 1921
Juan Gris, The Open Window, 1921
Shinique Smith, Codex, 2019
Shinique Smith, Codex, 2019
Here are some examples!
Ready? Draw–WAIT! Hold on!
Let's quickly go over some tips.
1. This is only step one in the process of this project, I'd recommend you keep your still life up to 5 objects.
2. Your still life should have a variety of shapes and textures. (For example, your still life might consist of a geometric, organic, and asymmetrical object rather than three round objects varying in size.)
3. Feel free to use objects that have meaning to you, or not–but keep in mind to keep your chosen objects appropriate for sharing in class.
Holding your pencil / Using your pencil to find relations and determine sizes.
Supplies you'll need:
Still life objects, Mixed Media Drawing Pad, Pencils, Sharpener, and Erasers.
Assignments! (Due Thursday)

Shape Shifter Part 1 - Finish your still life drawing.
Shape Shifter Part 2 - Start and finish your abstract drawing based on your still life drawing.
Photograph and Upload - Shape Shifter Part 1 & 2, and a photo of your still life if you made your own.
Week 1 Readings - Read and post your responses on the forums in Gauchospace.