Throughout the Drawing 1 course students are expected to keep a sketchbook. Sketchbooks are a great way to keep your hand moving, jot down notes or inspirations, and track your progress as you become a better artist. While it is highly encouraged to draw as much as possible in these sketchbooks, there are 5 graded sketchbook assignments in the course: a cross contour drawing of shells, a drawing of 3 different types of flowers, a drawing of the exterior of a house or the interior of a bedroom, a drawing of your favorite food, and a choice drawing. Each of these drawings MUST be a 1-hour observational drawing. This means that the student will have the objects/subjects in front of them and be drawing by look at them. Sketchbook assignments are worth 50 points and are graded on the amount of time and effort shown. Below is a list of sketchbook ideas to keep drawing as much as possible.