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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
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ART 2041 - Foundation Drawing 2

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 4
Course Description: This course expands and refines concepts covered in Foundation Drawing I. Additional topics include thematic intent and deeper investigation into the impact of composition and the properties of a variety of wet and dry materials, including color. Projects and exercises are based on direct observation of still life, the human form, architectural spaces, and nature. Coursework includes cultural/historical research and considers a range of contemporary professional applications. Open studio hours are available for outside class work if needed.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ART 1041  with a grade of C or higher
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: ART 1024  

Major Content

  1. Historical/cultural overview
  2. Professional and industry applications of thematic drawing
  3. Traditional drawing strategies for creating the illusion of 3D form and space
    1. Relational measuring and sighting
    2. Light Logic
  4. Contemporary approaches and trends
  5. Combining traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing
  6. The relationship between form, content, and subject matter
  7. Properties and functions of a wide range of drawing materials 
    1. Wet materials (for example, ink washes)
    2. Dry materials (charcoal, graphite, contes, pastels, chalks)
  8. Color materials (for example,oil and/or dry color pastels)
  9. Wet materials (for example, ink washes)
  10. Dry materials (charcoal, graphite, contes, pastels, chalks)
  11. Paper types
    1. Tinted and toned papers
    2. Weights and surfaces
  12. Composition principles
  13. Art elements
  14. Color theory applied to drawing
  15. Subject matter and Themes
    1. Still life (various degrees of technical and conceptual complexity)
    2. Landscape
    3. Architectural space (interior and exterior)
    4. Human form (portraiture/basic anatomy)
    5. Series (variations based on an intentional theme) and “extended” drawings.
    6. Abstraction
    7. Representation
  16. Spatial devices (includes linear perspective)
  17. Divergent and convergent visual problem-solving
    1. Sketching and preliminary process drawings
    2. Conceptual processes
    3. Perceptual processes

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. develop a theme based (content oriented) series of drawings.
  2. apply the art elements to serve the visual impact, content or function of a drawing.
  3. analyze drawings using terms and criteria common to art.
  4. identify the range of professional applications of drawing.
  5. demonstrate the properties, function, and visual impact of a variety of drawing materials.
  6. demonstrate the function and visual impact of composition principles.
  7. solve visual problems using convergent and divergent thinking strategies.
  8. create the illusion of 3 dimensional form and space using traditional drawing strategies.
  9. identify the distinction between conceptual and perceptual processes.
  10. demonstrate both contemporary and traditional solutions to drawing projects.
  11. identify drawing styles from a variety of cultures and historical contexts.
  12. apply health and safety practices within the discipline.



Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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