ART-112: Drawing II

Liberal Arts
Art (Art History)
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Drawing II
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
92.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ART-102 with a “C” grade or better
Catalog Course Description

This is and intermediate college level drawing class that stresses drawing fundamentals through working with a variety of subject matter observed firsthand. This class meets for six (6) hours a week.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This course is designed to further increase the observational skills, conceptual awareness, and drawing capabilities developed in Drawing I.

Core Course Topics
  1. Materials

    Recognize and identify the materials used in an intermediate college level drawing class.

  2. Sighting

    Demonstrate proper use of the sighting process to identify and analyze proper positions and proportions of horizontal and vertical forms in space.

  3. Cross contours and values

    Employ cross contours to describe values of drawn forms in space.

  4. Chiaroscuro

    Employ chiaroscuro to illustrate values of forms in space.

  5. Linear copywork

    Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which line is the dominant method of development.

  6. Value copywork

    Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which tone is the dominant method of development.

  7. Self portrait

    Create a self portrait with emphasis on proper proportions and tonal values.

  8. Additive and Subtractive drawing

    Create a drawing using the additive and subtractive method on toned paper.

  9. Perspective

    Demonstrate an understanding of two point perspective by creating a drawing with several three dimensional objects along with all constructions lines, object lines, horizon line and vanishing points.

  10. Tonal Form

    Create a drawing using toned (black, grey or blue) paper and contrasting drawing material (white or sienna conte.)

  11. Tromp L’oeil

    Create a Tromp L’oeil drawing using both line and tone.

  12. Contemporary and historical overview

    Discuss and interpret how drawing has been used by both contemporary and historical artists and assess how one's own work fits in.

General Information

This class meets six (6) hours a week.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Class Participation
  2. Class Critiques
  3. Midterm portfolio review
  4. Final portfolio review
  5. Quizzes and/or tests as determined by the instructor and described in the course syallabus

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date