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ART 109 - Drawing 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

This is a course in drawing using dry and wet media. Subject matter ranges from perspective to accurately rendered objects and the human body. Students develop imagination, perception, and technical skills. The focus is on the ability to observe form as a unique, creative, individual response.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Calculate line, shape and volume as it relates to rendering objects and the human figure in a variety of black, white and/or color in media.
  2. Create a compilation of drawings reflecting the individual’s level of skill development, in rough form and finished (matted) format.
  3. Convert three dimensional images to a two dimensional surface.
Listed Topics
  1. Exploration of 1, 2 and 3 point perspective as it relates to structures, inanimate objects and the figure
  2. Techniques of foreshortening, etc., short and long gestures, line and mass drawing
  3. Various materials to create the illusion of an object, figure in space: i.e. conti, pencil, ink, pastels, etc. and a variety of surfaces
  4. Regular in-class critiques
Reference Materials
In-class demonstrations, outside drawing, the posed (clothed or nude) model.
Videos, films and library research with optional and required texts, field trips to museums, galleries, or the internet.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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