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ART 2041 - Drawing II

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 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.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): ART 1041 .
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
  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. Color materials (for example,oil and/or dry color pastels)
    2. Tinted and toned papers
    3. Wet materials (for example, ink washes)
    4. Dry materials (charcoal, graphite, contes, pastels, chalks)
  8. Paper types, weights, and surfaces
  9. Composition principles
  10. Art elements
  11. Color theory applied to drawing
  12. Still life (various degrees of technical and conceptual complexity)
  13. Landscape
  14. Human form (portraiture)
  15. Architectural space (interior and exterior)
  16. Series (variations based on an intentional theme) and “extended” drawings
  17. Spatial devices (includes linear perspective)
  18. Relational measuring and sighting
  19. Abstraction
  20. Representation
  21. Conceptual processes
  22. Perceptual processes
  23. Divergent and convergent visual problem-solving
  24. Sketching and preliminary process drawings

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.

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

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