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Unformatted text preview: 1 | P a g e COURSE OVERV IEW AND TOP ICS Course: Drawing 1 Course Number: Art 105 Professor: Rebekah Higgins Semester: Fall 20102011 Office: M2-18 Office Hours: TBA Phone: 215 751 8298 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Overview Drawing 1 is an introductory studio art course. I t is a perceptual drawing course, meaning that through careful observation we learn to draw what we see. I t will be one of the most challenging and rewarding classes you have ever taken. The kind of drawing we do in drawing 1 and 2 at CCP is called analytical drawing or construction drawing. You will be taken through a series of skill building exercises that logically build upon one another culminating in the ability to figure out how to construct a believable, volumetric line drawing of anything you can observe and measure. Yes, I said anything! I t will still take problem solving, but you will have the tools to figure things out. We will also introduce you to working with tone. You will be asked to produce in class drawings and homework assignments for critiques. Students may also be given quizzes at the discretion of the instructor throughout the course. They will draw without assistance from the instructor for the first two hours of class and must demonstrate a command of the topics acquired in the previous weeks. Quizzes will have to be made up outside of class within one week if a class is missed. Every student must demonstrate specific exit criteria to pass the course and be admitted to Drawing 2. While all topics will be covered the schedule is subject to change according to the pace of the class. Topics Week 1: Perspective, boxes, line quality, ratios and measuring, placement on the page Week 2: Perspective, boxes, line quality, ratios and measuring, ellipses, placement on the page Week 3: Tables, chairs and complex cube forms Week 4: Ellipses, Cylindrical forms Week 5: Cylindrical Forms in perspective 2 | P a g e Week 6: Shoes and irregular volumes Week 7-8: Complex still lives with box like forms, cylindrical forms, tables and chairs, mid- term reviews Week 9-10: Perspective Interiors or Landscape Week 11-13: Introduction to tone. Still lives in 3-5 tones. Week 14: Final critique and reviews. GRADING CRI TER IA You will have a homework assignment every week which you are expected to spend at least 6 hours on. I beseech you to ask yourself if this is a commitment of time you can make.answer the question honestly and drop the course if your answer is no or you are unsure. You will not improve or be able to complete this course satisfactorily without this time commitment. ReallyI mean really, for real, no joke. This is so important that I will repeat it verbally several times and in this syllabus. If you stay you are making a pledge to continue to honor this commitment to yourself, me and the rest of the class or else drop the...
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