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art 2

final exam for semester 2

by JuliannaKunstler.com

Final exam consists of 3 parts:

  • Portfolio (50%) - All assignments for semester 2 (excluding worksheets). If an assignment is missing or unfinished - it needs to be completed for a full credit - due on the day of the Final Exam
  • critique / reflection: 25% - done in class on the day of the Final Exam
  • Skill assessment assignment (in class) - (25%) - due before the day of the Final Exam

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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.

Portfolio grading:

  • 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.
eye drawing

eye drawing

coffee painting

Coffee painting



creative patterns

Creative patterns 2


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.


  • 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. Redraw the image, pay attention to proportions and shape placement. Use thin sketching lines for placement.

2. Start shading each shape. Copy values from the photo. Values should mathc (darks and lights).

3. Shade with tiny pencil strokes, don’t press hard on the pencil. Layer values if needed.

4. Blending and value transition should be smooth.

5. Complete the background.


  • image matches the reference photo
  • line drawing (solid & consistent)
  • sketching lines are light and invisible
  • value placement
  • controlled pressure
  • quality of the strokes (small, consistent)
  • value range (at least 5 values)
  • value gradation quality (smooth blending, transition from dark to light)
  • shape coverage (complete coverage, clean edges)
  • shading medium is used appropriately
  • craftsmanship


art 2 final, 2nd semester