In the Project My class Timetable we will work with our class timetable. Let’s do a different and creative timetable changing all the text for icons. We can think and draw a specific icon for each subject and each day.
To do this, first we have to try different possibilities, we have to think about what icons we want to use. We are artists, so we want to find the perfect icon for each subject.
Once we have got the perfect icons, we have to select the best colours, the colours that fit perfectly our icons. We have to try different colour schemes and decide which one is the best for each icon.
Now we have decided the icons and the colours that fit perfectly the icons. We are ready to work in our final master piece.
All this process is called the Creative Process or the Artistic Process.
When we talk about the creative process, or artistic process, we talk about the way artists plan and organise a big work. All big works require different activities before we get to an ending “master” piece.
So, we will be working in three stages:
1. Sketches (Sp.: Bocetos).
This is the first stage, you should try to find as much different solutions as you can in order to achieve good results.
Sketches should have approximately the same size as the ones we are going to draw in the final timetable. Maybe a bit bigger.
You can do several sketches in the same piece of paper, also you can work in both sides of it.
The sketches do not need to be done perfectly, they are just quick drawings to represent an idea. This is the way artists do brainstorming.
Some useful guidelines:
- Leave some space between sketches, it helps a lot to have a better view of them.
- In a sketch, you can draw big and small elements, use different sizes.
- Try different positions of the same elements. It is a good way to find new possibilities.
- Do not erase the sketches you don’t like, they are as useful as the good ones.
- Do not throw away your work just because you don’t like it, all your efforts are valuable.
2. Colour tests (Sp.:Pruebas de color).
Now that you have your idea and you have selected the best sketch for each subject, it is time to find out which colours fit perfectly to your drawing.
Colour tests should be a bit bigger than the sketches, so we can see better the colour effects. Again, you can do more than one in each piece of paper but keep in mind that they should have some space between them.
There is no need to do perfect colour tests, they are just tests. We will draw the accurate work in the final stage.
You can have a closer look to the colour pencils technique in the dedicated page.
3. Final or definitive composition (Sp.: Definitivo).
This is the result of our research, it must show all what we have learned during the previous stages.
We can select between two sizes for our final master piece: A4 or A3. As you know A4 is size 297 x 210 in millimetres and the size for A3 is double: 420 x 297 mm.
The final work measures diagram
To help us a bit with the final work, we will be using an initial measurements scheme that we can change, if we need to change it in order to get our perfect timetable. It is just a guideline to start with.
A4 measures guide diagram. For this size we draw first a frame at 10 mm. from the edge of the paper. After that we have to put measures from the bottom right corner of the frame. The days row and the hours column have random measures, just the spare space at the end of the paper.
A3 measures guide diagram
Project My class Timetable is going to be assessed in each of its stages. All stages are important as the whole process is going to be assessed.
In the sketches stage you will have to show your skills in the regular pencils technique. It is important to use the correct tracing depending on the needs of the ideas you are developing. The more ideas you have the better results you will obtain, it is a research stage.
The colour tests will help selecting the best colour scheme for your sketches. As the sketches stage, this is a research stage, you have to try different options before you select a final colour scheme.
In the final or definitive work all the previous work should be shown. Now we can really take care of the drawing and the colouring during our work.
The final mark is going to be an average of the three stages. Remember that the process is more important than the final result.
Here you can have a look at the rubrics for each stage: