ART 131 - Introduction to Drawing
Fundamental course in drawing media. Emphasis on basic concepts of drawing and developing skills in perception, representation, composition and use of traditional drawing materials. Student will engage with critiques, discussions and the historical and contemporary context of drawing as an art form. Student will create and analyze projects that demonstrate critical and creative thinking the knowledge of drawing theory and practice. This course or equivalent ability level is a prerequisite for many 200-level studio courses. May be repeated up to 9 total credits.
Corequisite: Recommend Art majors take concurrently with ART 115 .
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate the understanding of drawing as process, as the result of physical activity, critical thinking and intuition. Explore expressive possibilities by using drawing theory and physical practice.
2. Demonstrate use of, and analyze personal aesthetic choices in the creation of drawing projects, and relate personal projects to the greater context of specific art historical references and/or contemporary art issues.
3. Demonstrate use of various drawing media, and understanding of aesthetic and compositional elements in drawing. Demonstrate use of perceptual and conceptual drawing skills. (Ex. Working with specific thematic ideas).
4. Demonstrate the ability to discuss art historical drawings, personal work and peer work in a constructive and analytical fashion related to specific drawing objectives.
5. Demonstrate aesthetic and conceptual understanding content, objectives, materials and technical concepts of each drawing project.
6. Demonstrate the use of art historical and/or contemporary issues within the drawing medium, including aesthetics, materials technical concepts and content.
7. Demonstrate individual visual aesthetic and/or conceptual choices within the drawing process.
8. Demonstrate and understand drawing issues in relationship to other disciplines, including painting, printmaking, graphic design, media arts and etc.
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