Drawing I introduces the students to basic drawing skills and techniques through the use of line, form, and composition. Drawing observationally from still lifes and a live model students will learn to use 1- and 2-point perspective, judge proportions, create a sense of volume, and depict the illusion of space using light, value, and shadow. The course emphasis is on using drawing as a vehicle for seeing. Students will analyze their own work as well as others. Black and white dry medium and ink will be used for all assignments. Group 2 course.
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Students are encouraged to have good reading skills or seek help
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Demonstrate the fundamentals of design principles and elements inclusive of line, value, proportion, medium and composition.
- Apply the use of line and value to create the illusion of mass, volume and dimensional forms in space.
- Apply design principles in drawings.
- Skillfully apply a drawing medium in a controlled manner using good craftsmanship.
- Render proportionally correct objects using perspective and comparative measurements.
- Transfer drawing skills to other media; both technical and traditional.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Use the content in this course to inform and help others and themselves.
- Critique works of art with peers and others.
- Resolve issues with drawings through self-reflection and feedback from others.
Learning How to Learn:
- Learn the importance of improving skills to develop their talent.
- Correlate research and imagination to develop unique drawings.