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

Stresses drawing fundamentals through working with a variety of subject matter observed firsthand. Covers a variety of drawing media.

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
  2. Line: contour, expressive, and value
  3. Linear Perspective: one point and two point
  4. Value Studies: charcoal and graphite
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Demonstrate the sighting process, using vertical and horizontal linear analysis to describe form in space.
  2. Use the cross contour technique to describe form using gestural or topographical linework.
  3. Create a tonal self portrait with emphasis on proportion and the illusion of volume created by chiarscuro.
  4. Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which line is the dominant method of development.
  5. Demonstrate competence in copywork from a masterpiece drawing in which tone is the dominant method of development.
  6. Apply the additive/subtractive method of drawing using toned paper.
  7. 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.*
  8. Describe form by using black, grey or blue paper and contrasting drawing material such as white, black or sienna conte.
  9. Describe drapery as a subject matter using both line and tone.
General Information

This class meets six (6) hours a week.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Regular class critiques of student work will be conducted. All students are expected to contribute to critical discussion.
  5. 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.
  6. Examinations: a midterm quiz and final exam will be given to assure that students can define the required vocabulary terms.
  7. 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

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Summer 2014
ILT Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date