ARTS 1316
Drawing I

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:  A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.
    2. Any required prerequisites:  no
  2. Student Learning Outcomes.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
    1. Describe visual subjects through the use of accurate and sensitive observation.
    2. Generate drawings which demonstrate descriptive, expressive, and conceptual approaches.
    3. Utilize varied materials and techniques with informed aesthetic and conceptual strategies.
    4. Demonstrate an appropriate level of professional practice, including safety, craft and presentation.
    5. Analyze and critique drawings verbally and/or in writing.
    6. Relate drawing to design, art history and contemporary artistic production.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Major Requirement 1:  Satisfactorily complete all assigned preparatory sketches and research (15 % of final grade).
    2. Major Requirement 2:  Complete all assignments staying within specific parameters and submit within the deadlines (70% of final grade).
    3. Major Requirement 3:  Participate in class discussions and critiques, complete quizzes, and submit a digital portfolio (15% of final grade).
  4. Books and Course Materials
    1. Required Book: No Textbook is required for this course
    2. Required Art Supplies: Required materials are listed in the first day hand out.
  5. Other Policies, procedures, and important dates. Please refer to the WTC Catalog for the following:
    1. Campus Calendar
    2. Final Exam schedule
    3. How to drop a class
    4. Withdrawal information
    5. Student Conduct/ Academic Integrity
    6. Student with disabilities
  6. Weekly Calendar

WEEK 1

Introductions, syllabus, buy supplies
Secret Drawing / Pre-instruction still life

WEEK 2

Contour Drawing- blindfolded drawing, blind contour, & extended contour
SB #1: 10 contour object drawings

WEEK 3

Negative space drawing & viewfinders

WEEK 4

Geometric reduction (blocking out)
SB#2: 3 drawings of your hands

WEEK 5

Expressive Hand Drawing
SB #3 foreshortening 3 objects from extreme points of view

WEEK 6

Foreshortening & cross contour
SB #4 Egg/sphere drawing
Schedule individual critique

WEEK 7

Value Scales, Categories of light, 4 value drawing

WEEK 8

Individual critiques

WEEK 9

Value Drawing

WEEK 10

Perspective

WEEK 11

Perspective

WEEK 12

Figure Drawing

WEEK 13

Continuation of Figure Drawing

WEEK 14

 Finish Figure Drawing

WEEK 15

Secret Drawing- 2nd time around/ finish all drawings

WEEK 16

Final Critique

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

 

Last Modified: October 3, 2017