ART 131 : Drawing I

Transcript title

Drawing I



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 115.


Emphasis on observing and developing fundamental drawing and composition skills. Still life material used extensively. Combined Lecture and Lab sessions include historical and cultural approaches to drawing and drawing materials.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and use of the steps of creative problem solving.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the process and techniques of traditional perceptual drawing.
3. Apply the principles of design and composition in your work.
4. Understand and discuss the historical and social context of the assigned course work.
5. Analyze work made in the class and synthesize new concepts with your previous understandings of visual art.
6. Interpret your work and critically asses the work of others.
7. Engage consistently in safe practices in the use of toxic materials.
8. Demonstrate increased visual perception and understanding of the role that the visual arts play in society.
Arts and Letters Outcomes:
As a result of taking General Education Arts Letters courses, a student should be able to: Interpret and engage in the Arts and Letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life.
Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.

Content outline

• Contour line, gesture and implied line massing.
• Positive and negative space, figure ground relationships, sight measurement and texture.
• Contour with tone, line of sight, focal point.
• Composition, rule of thirds, rule of intervals, repetition, corner drains and tangents.
• Full value drawing.
• Landscape 1, 2 and 3 point perspective.
• Distal cues: overlapping, relative size, relative value.
• Sumi brush: ink and wash drawings.
• Cross hatching, light and shadow.

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used in this course, please see the syllabus for a detailed list.

Grading methods

Grading will be based on participation in labs, discussions and critiques of completed assignments and the development of techniques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Discipline Studies/Arts and Letters

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