Course Abstract Details

ART-120, Drawing 1

Credits: 3

Course Description

ART-120, Drawing I, includes the theories, practices, and appreciation of drawing. Using a variety of drawing media, the student will investigate landscapes, interiors, still life and the figure. Projects may include sketch books and assignments in addition to class work. Portfolio development and critique are emphasized. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091. Two hours lecture. Two hours lab each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

Course Objectives Upon successful completion of Art 120 (C or better), the student will have met the following objectives: 

1. Demonstrate facility with drawing tools in both linear and tonal applications including: gesture and sustained drawings, illusion of space and distance and modulation of line and value. (GE 5/PG 1) 

2. Demonstrate ability to perform the basic drawing principles of perspective and foreshortening. (GE 5/PG 1) 

3. Demonstrate ability to apply basic design concepts to a picture plane including format, scale, size and placement. (GE 5/PG 2) 

4. Demonstrate effective articulation of drawing and design concepts through evaluation of drawings in both verbal and written critique. (GE 1/PG 3) 

5. Demonstrate ability to interpret and adhere to assignment goals and specs by originating and maintaining a cleanly crafted and functioning portfolio. (GE 7/PG 5) 

6. Demonstrate appreciation for and understanding of historical and cultural influences in art relative to drawing media.(GE 6/PG    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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