Catalog 2021-2022 
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Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 121 Introduction to Drawing

5 credits
In-depth study of basic drawing skills, sketching principles, and visual communication through the drawn object and imagination. Composition, black and white media, subject matter and drawing genres will be examined in both representational and non-representational projects and exercises.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Discuss the elements of shape, line, texture, form, and light during class critiques and presentations
  • Apply terminology, tools, and techniques used in representational drawing
  • Demonstrate proportion, scale, and perspective
  • Transfer three dimensional objects onto two dimensional surface using black and white media
  • Use a sketchbook for drawing practice, recording ideas, and sketching
  • Draw compositions with a variety of line qualities
  • Render drawings using tonal contrast
  • Communicate ideas through drawing
  • Research historical and theoretical applications of drawings as planning,  process, and communication

Global Outcomes
This course teaches to the global outcome of communication.

Total Hours: 60 Theory (Lecture) Hours: 40 Guided Practice (Lab or Clinical) Hours: 20