Drawing

This single semester studio course is an introduction to traditional skills and principles as well as contemporary techniques in drawing.  We work to gain a greater working knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition.  This course will also introduce classical drawing approaches as well as conceptual art techniques.

Concepts taught.​
  1. Value (Light and Shadow)

  2. Form, (Volume and Mass

  3. Composition

  4. Abstraction and Realism

  5. Formal Critique

  6. 1 and 2 Point Perspective

  7. Atmospheric Perspective

  8. Texture and Line

  9. Background, Middlegound and Foreground

  10. Negative And Positive Space

  11. 1:1 measurement

Course Drawing Projects
  1. Geometric form-still life study series

  2. Color theory & principles of design via collaborative abstract drawing

  3. Self portrait

  4. "Vase Face" self portrait

  5. Cool & warm color landscape drawings

Homework

This week's homework:

 

Self directed tutorial- please see teacher for take home handout.

 

Course Requirements

Attendance-more than 3 unexcused absences will result in a letter grade drop.

 

Effort and attitude are conisdered a crucial aspect of sucess in studio culture and are integrated into each projects grading rubric.

Assessment

Every effort is made to inculcate a culture of self awareness and growth as a result of assesment. 
Students recieve assessment in the following forms:

 

Direct individual assesment 

  • Project rubrics

  • In class written and verbal feedback

Teacher guided student centered assessment

  • Peer critique

  • Self assessment

 

 

Drawing is putting a line around an idea.

 

-Henri Matisse