ARTS 1317
DRAWING II

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course Description:  A studio course exploring drawing with continued emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will further develop the ability to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will employ critical analysis to broaden their understanding of drawing as a discipline.
    2. Any required prerequisites: ARTS 1316 Drawing I
  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 with an increased focus on individual expression.  
    3. Utilize varied materials and techniques, including color media, 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 their drawings to historical and contemporary developments in the field.  
  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. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. No Required Text.
    2. Required Art Supplies:  Can be purchased at the Campus Bookstore
  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
Research Assignment:
Minimum size = 11” x 14”
Larger drawings, 22 x 30 or larger = 2 drawings

WEEK 2

Material Experimentation drawings
Artist Statements:  Pick a direction and discuss how you plan to implement it.
20 Preparatory Drawings Prompt

WEEK 3

Continue Preparatory Drawings

WEEK 4

Accumulated Gesture

WEEK 5

 

WEEK 6

Charcoal and Acrylic Medium

WEEK 7

 

WEEK 8

Schedule for individual critiques (6 drawings)

WEEK 9

Trompe l’oeil Drawing w/ Graphite and Turpentine

WEEK 10

 

WEEK 11

Multi surface Drawing w/ perspective

WEEK 12

 

WEEK 13

Figure scenes

WEEK 14

 

WEEK 15

 

WEEK 16

FINAL CRITIQUE of #15 & Digital Portfolio Presentations: Tuesday, December 9th

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

 

 

Last Modified: October 3, 2017