7th and 8th grade sketch book assignments

In the 7th and 8th grade at TMS students work on fine motor skills, practicing new techniques, and exploring their own creativity. The sketch book is a great place for all of these thing to come together. The purpose of the sketch book is to give the student an opportunity to explore without much instruction. Students are given a prompt and they choose where it goes... realistic or abstract, color or no color, paint, or ink pen... its up to the art student. On a typical week the assignment is given on a Monday and is due on the following Thursday. Art students have some class time for drawing but it may require time out of class time. I tell my students that it should take somewhere between 12 and 20 minutes.