ART 1300C DRAWING I
This is an introductory course that covers the basic principles of drawing tangibles such as still life, landscape and the nude figure. The course deals with black and white media such as pencil and charcoal. The class topics include composition, line, value, volume, negative space, directional forces, perspective and proportion. Drawing I is recommended before taking upper level courses such as painting, computer graphics, photography, sculpture, ceramics and printmaking.
The objective of this course is to provide students with basic drawing and compositional skills. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of drawings, demonstrate the basic techniques of line drawing, develop gestural drawing skills, be able to employ value as a description of objects and to effect composition, be able to use the principles of composition such as positive and negative space, rhythm, motion, balance, unity, scale, emphasis and variety, be able to create an illusion of texture, be able to employ the basic principles of perspective to create the illusion of 3-D space, be able to distinguish and utilize a variety of art materials, and be able to distinguish and utilize various drawing techniques. In addition students may also be required to attend museum or gallery events as indicated by the instructor.
ART 2301C DRAWING II
PREREQUISITE: ART 1300C Drawing I
This course covers advanced problems in color media and the exploration of a variety of media and formats. Topics include investigation of contemporary personal direction and the development of a portfolio.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the skills necessary to create drawings which demonstrate increased skills in observation, subjective expression, understanding of pictorial composition, and relevant historical influences upon drawing as a means of visual communication. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to employ the elements of line, value, and texture to objectively describe what they see, be able to demonstrate some of the expressive or subjective uses of line, value and texture, be able to better define spatial depth through the uses of design principles, spatial illusion and monocular devices, be able to structure the environment of the drawing as a design statement, be able to create variation of thematic content, be able to expand their awareness of general stylistic influences on drawing, and be able to evaluate historical work of the past, the student's own efforts, and the work of their peers.