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art 2

final exam for semester 2
part 1 part 2 part 3
portfolio: 50% critique / reflection: 25% skill assessment: 25%
due on the day of the Final Exam due before the day of the Final Exam done in class on the day of the Final Exam


Collect all art projects that you created during the semester (if you do not have the project itself – you should submit a good quality print of it).

Please arrange them in the order you created them.
All projects should be finished. If any of them are not completely done – please make sure they are completed by the final exam day.
I’ll be grading your portfolio based on:

  • Are all projects finished?
  • Your personal growth as an artist from project to project
  • Did you follow the technique instructions?
  • Craftsmanship and attention to details.

Tile drawing / Coffee ptg

Pen and ink drawing

OpArt design



Review all art pieces that you created during the semester. Write an art critique on your portfolio pieces. The critique should be no less than 1000 words.
It should include:

  • Description of the techniques and the processes that you used.
  • How did you grow as an artist from your earliest piece to the latest.
  • What did you learn by working on these pieces?
  • What are the strong parts of your projects?
  • What are the weak parts of your projects?
  • Looking back  - what would you do differently?
  • Compare your artwork with your semester 1 projects. Which ones were more challenging for you?
  • If you were given a chance to redo your semester 1 projects (Notebook page, Tree drawing, Surrealistic landscape, Mandala, Celtic design) using art media from semester 2 and vice versa - what would you create and what medium would you use?
  • Your thoughts, ideas, reflections, etc.

critique paper requirements

  • 1000 + words
  • Written in full sentences with proper punctuation and spelling
  • Correct description of the process
  • Self-evaluation, reflection
  • Art vocabulary usage
  • Includes summary


Value/shading skills evaluation project

This part will be done in class

1. Shade each shape from black to white.

2. Start shading each shape with the darkest value. Change the direction of the shading in each shape.

3. Shade with tiny pencil strokes, don’t press hard on the pencil.

4. Use any of the shading techniques to create smooth value transitions.