Jessica Russo Scherr


Trompe L' oeil Money

Direct Observation


This assignment can be done on paper with colored pencil or paint. It can also be done on wood, tile or floor covering to make it look exceptionally real.



Trompe L' oeil eye catchers in a home by artists Eugene Perreault and Keith Babcock


You really don't have to paint the detail if you can capture the "look". Think impressionistically. In fact, realize that it's the "first impression" the grabs the viewer.   Make you image identical to what you see.  The material you draw or paint on should be rectangular and neat.


If you would like to try to really fool the eye, try painting it on an actual piece of flooring material that is not too glossy to allow paint to adhere.  I can supply wood or tile to anyone who desperately needs it but I prefer you seek something leftover from a home remodeling project.



Homework Policy

All homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.

LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lower

Homework turned in later then the following art class = ZERO

Homeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.

If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.

Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.



How to earn a good grade on your homework

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Follow the instructions for each homework.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.


Art Teachers

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