Stresses drawing fundamentals through working with a variety of subject matter observed firsthand. Covers a variety of drawing media.
Goals, Topics, and Objectives
This course is designed to further increase the observational skills, conceptual awareness, and drawing capabilities developed in Drawing I.
- Line: contour, expressive, and value
- Linear Perspective: one point and two point
- Value Studies: charcoal and graphite
- Demonstrate the sighting process, using vertical and horizontal linear analysis to describe form in space.
- Use the cross contour technique to describe form using gestural or topographical linework.
- Create a tonal self portrait with emphasis on proportion and the illusion of volume created by chiarscuro.
- Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which line is the dominant method of development.
- Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which tone is the dominant method of development.
- Apply the additive/subtractive method of drawing using toned paper.
- Demonstrate a competence with two point perspective by creating an interior or exterior image of several three dimensional objects or structure with construction lines, object lines, horizon line and vanishing points.*
- Describe form by using black, grey or blue paper and contrasting drawing material such as white, black or sienna conte.
- Describe drapery as a subject matter using both line and tone.
This class meets six (6) hours a week.
Assessment and Requirements
- A pre-instruction drawing will be done on the first full day of class. The students will be asked to create a still life image spending three hours to work at this task. No instruction will be provided, and this drawing will provide a baseline indicator.
- A post instruction darwing will be done on the last full day of class. The student will be asked to once again spend three hours drawing a still life image using all the skills and knowledge developed in the course. This drawing and the pre-instruction drawing will be included in the final portfolio review.
- Drawings will be submitted for review as part of a portfolio. Each of these drawings will demonstrate competence in the issues and skills presented in the specific assignments. Students are required to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week outside of class on assignments.
- Regular class critiques of student work will be conducted. All students are expected to contribute to critical discussion.
- Student work will be reviewed by the instructor and relative strengths and weaknesses shall be conveyed to the students on an individual basis. A mid term review of student progress is required.
- Examinations: a midterm quiz and final exam will be given to assure that students can define the required vocabulary terms.
- Excessive lateness, absences, as well an incomplete, late or missing assignments will result in a lower grade of failure as determined by the instructor.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Determined by department.