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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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ART 133 - Drawing

Course Department: Humanities
Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
This introductory course focuses on the fundamentals of drawing and development of visual observation skills. Emphasis is placed on creating illusions of space and volume, line qualities, light and shadow, value, and composition. Students will explore using a variety of drawing materials, including graphite, charcoal, etc. Via self- and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. This course will allow students to utilize knowledge and skills to improve communication both in visual career fields and on a personal level. Required participation in the college art show or equivalent introduces students to proper presentation and framing methods. Students do not need prior drawing experience.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $100.00

Common Course Assessment(s): Participation in college art show or equivalent is required.

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  • Employ formal elements of art, such as line, space, value, and texture to create accurate visual representations from life

  • Distinguish between and gain proficiency in a variety of drawing media such as charcoal, ink, graphite and drawing methods, such as contour, gesture

  • Develop the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface by applying atmospheric and linear perspective

  • Assess and critique drawing using visual observation techniques 

  • Develop creative thinking and communication skills through participation in critiques

  • Create a professional portfolio and/or final exhibition that demonstrates the application of elements and principles of design

Course Objectives

  • Integration of Hand and Eye Skills: Employ the technique of sighting to interpret proportion, scale, and spatial relationships 

  • Perspective: Utilize atmospheric and linear in drawings to develop convincing forms and spaces 

  • Proportions and Anatomy: Illustrate an understanding of accurate human proportions through drawings  

  • Materials and Techniques: Explore the qualities and applications of drawing media 

  • Shade and Value: Render objects by applying the illusion of light and shadow 

  • Evaluation: Recognize the importance of critically evaluating one’s own work and the work of others 

  • Participation in college art show or equivalent is required

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