ART 133 : Drawing III

Transcript title

Drawing III



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours


Recommended preparation

ART 131 or ART 132.


Foundational course with emphasis on landscape drawing and creative expression working with a broader range of media. Technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects will be addressed, along with the discipline of working in a series. This course can be considered as part of the foundation for all further study in the visual arts. Drawing III is excellent preparation for Figure Drawing, Painting, Illustration, as well as Printmaking.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Elements and Principles of Design, and successfully apply Principles of Composition to artwork. (2-D Area Program Outcome)
2. Create a variety of drawings and use a variety of drawing media.
3. Demonstrate the ability to utilize terminology of the discipline, orally and in writing.
4. Develop habits for using studio time most effectively.
5. Experience the process of artistic creation, including the use of intuition in making aesthetic decisions.
6. Demonstrate the creative process of risk-taking, multiple attempts (drafting/redrafting),discovery and experimentation.
7. Explain, analyze and critically assess their own work and the work of others through discussions and reviews.
8. Locate work produced for the course within the historical and cultural traditions of 2-dimensional art.
9. Demonstrate increased perception, increased powers of observation, improved drawing skills and greater understanding of the arts.
10. Learn to be open to unscheduled learning outcomes.

Content outline

Landscape: Point + Line
Landscape: Shape / Plane
Landscape: Tone / Value + Texture
Landscape: Perspective / Depth (linear and atmospheric)
Landscape: Composition (+ understanding notan)
Concept Development
Series Development
Identity / Style

Required materials

Students will need to provide specific materials used for 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 development of techniques and ideas demonstrated in portfolio reviews.

General education/Related instruction lists

  • Discipline Studies/Arts and Letters

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