This course will continue to explore basic drawing principles, tools and media. Emphasis will be on improving hand/eye coordination and observational skills, composition and value range. Students will be introduced to working with the skeleton, portrait and the figure, working on ideas and approaches concerning structure and form. Students will also learn to identify and describe depths of field and different approaches towards defining space and perspective.
Date First Offered:
Total Hours: 90
Lecture Hours: 15
Laboratory Hours: 75
This course is offered online:
VSAR 114 Drawing I
- Hand/eye coordination
- Line weight
- Linear perspective
- Atmospheric perspective
- Hand/Feet studies
- Introduction to basic anatomy
- Figurative studies
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Utilize hand/eye coordination, focusing on observational skills
- Balance a composition
- Create an illusion of three-dimension through line and value
- Apply observational skills towards a more complex subject
- Recognize and make efforts to correct weak ares in a composition and/or drawing
- Discuss ideas and to participate in group critiques
- Present their work in a professional manner
Assignments: 90 %
Participation: 10 %
Number of Assignments:
Nature of Participation:
Journal entries in sketchbook.
Percentage of Individual Work:
Course Offered in Other Programs:
- Model hours - 12 hours
- Paper and drawing materials
- Access to a skeleton for reference
Keys to Success:
Attendance is mandatory in studio courses.
Changes have been made to the name of the class from Illustration to Drawing. Illustration is a very specific type of drawing, where the focus is more about drawing from perception, stylization and concept, as opposed to observational skills. In the first year of Drawing, focus should emphasize the ability to see and to translate observed information onto the page. Drawing is one of the most important foundation skills in both Art and Design. If a student can understand and apply concepts of Drawing to the projects assigned, they will see improvements in other disciplines as well. The length of the course has also changed from three to six hours per week.
Optional - N/A, Reading will be articles provided by the instructor supported by Power Point Presentations.