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2012-2013 Official General Catalog 
2012-2013 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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ART 115 - Beginning Drawing

Emphasis on a series of open-ended interrelated problems dealing with visual language and its vocabulary, and organization.  Drawing problems will intensify the student's perception and comprehension of the elements and principles of design including point, line, shape, tone, texture, and color; and balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, and unity in composition.  Student's perception and comprehension of light, space, and form will be given special emphasis.  Format involves intensive instruction and demonstrations in charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and mixed media as a means to personal investigation, understanding, and expression.  Subjects include landscape, figure, and still-life.  Various historical models will be studied through text and visual examples.  Students are encouraged to develop their own style and viewpoint through discussion of art criticism.

Credits: 3
6 Studio Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Have used the formal art elements including line, tonal value, shape, texture, spatial illustration, pattern, color, balance and composition to make a drawing.
2.  Have handled charcoal, ink, pen, brush, conte, color media and mixed in order to produce a drawing.
3.  Have used concepts of expression and technique in drawing.
4.  Have learned about at least ten great artists and their work in drawing.
5.  Have produced a portfolio of work (a minimum of ten finished pieces).

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