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ART 109 - Drawing 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

This is a foundations art course in the fundamentals of drawing using various media.  Observational drawing skills are developed through subject matter ranging from still life, landscape, the figure, interiors and exteriors to more individualized creative expression.  Students apply techniques, vocabulary and communication skills through projects and critiques. 
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Render three-dimensional objects and space in a two-dimensional format using line.
  2. Render three-dimensional objects and space in a two-dimensional format using value.
  3. Utilize gestural drawing techniques.
  4. Utilize linear perspective principles to portray geometric objects in space.
  5. Critique the work of peers using appropriate terminology.
Listed Topics
  1. Observational seeing and drawing
  2. Drawing media
  3. Contour line
  4. Line quality
  5. Value and gradation
  6. Linear perspective
  7. Foreshortening
  8. Gesture drawing
  9. Figure drawing
  10. Critical analysis
Reference Materials

Materials and textbooks as required by instructor, figure model (nude) sessions, museums visits, gallery visits and internet research.

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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