Dec 04, 2020
ART 2041 - Drawing II Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2Lab 2
Course Description: This course expands and refines concepts covered in Drawing I. Additional topics include thematic intent and deeper investigation into the impact of composition. Students will also explore 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.
Prerequisite(s): ART 1041 .
Recommendation: ART 1024 .
- Historical/cultural overview
- Professional and industry applications of thematic drawing
- Traditional drawing strategies for creating the illusion of 3D form and space
- Contemporary approaches and trends
- Combining traditional and contemporary approaches to drawing
- The relationship between form, content, and subject matter
- Properties and functions of a wide range of drawing materials
- Color materials (for example,oil and/or dry color pastels)
- Tinted and toned papers
- Wet materials (for example, ink washes)
- Dry materials (charcoal, graphite, contes, pastels, chalks)
- Paper types, weights, and surfaces
- Composition principles
- Art elements
- Color theory applied to drawing
- Still life (various degrees of technical and conceptual complexity)
- Human form (portraiture)
- Architectural space (interior and exterior)
- Series (variations based on an intentional theme) and “extended” drawings
- Spatial devices (includes linear perspective)
- Relational measuring and sighting
- Conceptual processes
- Perceptual processes
- Divergent and convergent visual problem-solving
- Sketching and preliminary process drawings
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- develop a theme based (content oriented) series of drawings.
- apply the art elements to serve the visual impact, content or function of a drawing .
- analyze drawings using terms and criteria common to art.
- identify the range of professional applications of drawing.
- demonstrate the properties, function, and visual impact of a variety of drawing materials.
- demonstrate the function and visual impact of composition principles.
- solve visual problems using convergent and divergent thinking strategies.
- create the illusion of 3 dimensional form and space using traditional drawing strategies.
- identify the distinction between conceptual and perceptual processes.
- demonstrate both contemporary and traditional solutions to drawing projects.
- identify drawing styles from a variety of cultures and historical contexts.
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