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Course Description and Objectives
This is a course introducing the basic concepts, materials, and methods of drawing. There will be a concentration on issues such as vocabulary, line, tone, edge, negative and positive shapes, form, light, composition, and perspective. The course emphasizes drawing from observation. Students completing this course will have a good working knowledge of the following:
• Terminology, tools, media and basic techniques
• Frame and Compose from nature to paper
• Understanding of positive and negative shapes
• Understanding of two and three-dimensional concepts
• Using line and tone to describe form, gesture, and space
Drawing 1 Tentative Schedule
• Introduction, syllabus and course overview
• Discussion of various materials and use
• Mark making
• How to hold a drawing tool
• You and your relationship to what you see
• Begin line and structural drawing
• Geometric shapes
• Blocking out shapes
• What is eye level ?
• Getting passed preconceived notions .
• Structural drawing (see-through)
• More about eye level / your plce in space
• Begin perspective explanation
• Picture plane explained
• One and two point perspective explained and its historical significance in Western art
• Perspective drawing; how it works / how to use it in your drawing
• How to draw a room that is believable
• One point perspective drawing
• Two point perspective drawing
• Still life drawing in charcoal and graphite.
• Various ways to makle tonality
• Still life drawing in charcoal
• Edge; what it is and how to make it.
• Mid-term portfolio review
• Still life drawing using toned paper and erasers
• Still life composition (triangularity)
• Composing with geometry (golden section)
Drawing with composition in mind
• What is meant by “felt”
• More about “Edge”.How does it work.
• Tonal still life drawing / tonal scale and how it works
• Line and tone come together to make the “ideal”
• Egg drawing with pencil on white paper
• The issue of subtlety
• Why “things” are mostly together
Appropriate Grade Levels:
• Fruit drawings
• Discuss figure drawing / proportion / jesture / history
• Portrait / proportions / issues of likeness
• Figure drawing (tentative)
• More on proportion; gesture, mass and weight
• Figure drawing / Anatomy and its importance
• Figure drawing
• Placing the figure in space
• Portfolio review
• Final project
high school, undergraduate and adult
The Renaissance and the rebirth of Classical education.
Art and Science and the new connection during the Renaissance.
Art as a guide in social and moral constructs in societies.
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