Art 120 DRAWING Instructor Pat De Caro
Winter 2006 firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hour to be announced
ART 120 BEGINNING DRAWING
Beginning drawing develops skills in seeing imagery accurately with the ability to relate it to the page. Exercises are done from the still life, interiors and landscapes (weather permitting), and sometimes students drawing each other.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (GOALS) Please review these goals during the quarter.
1. Develop simple perception skills: scale and proportion, accuracy of shape, contour of 3-dimensional form, positive and negative shape.
2. Coordination of eye and hand skills: sighting with a pencil, use of viewfinder, memory drawings.
3. Understand the picture plane: depth shown by linear perspective,volume and depth created by light and shadow, atmospheric perspective, chiaroscuro.
4. Understand composition: compositional devices enhancing depth; seeing imagery relatively to the entire page, relating parts to the whole; the design and use of compositional space.
5. Materials: gain control of assigned mediums; presentation of finished classwork and homework.
1. Attendance is very important in this class. Be on time. Come to class prepared as class time represents hands-on experience . Attendance is reflected in grading. Missing 3 classes is over 13% of the quarter. Students missing more than 3 classes lmay be asked to drop the course, 5 absences guarantees a failing grade, those who attend unprepared to work will not receive credit unless special circumstances prevail.
2. Complete in-class assignments.
3. Complete homework assignments. Projects are due at the beginning of class for
critique discussions. Projects turned in afterwards are considered late , for example, one week late projects lose 3 points. Projects are not accepted late after 2 weeks time.
4. Participate in class discussions and critiques.
Grading is based on assigned work (50%) which demonstrates:
1. Adherence to instructions of problems. Conceptual understanding of drawing elements.
2. Creative and original application of drawing principles.
3. Total presentation of work (includes drawing technique and your idea)
A=10 (exceptional) B= 8.5 (good) C= 7 (competent) D=5.5 (below average)
4. Attendance/studio participation/critique participation (10%) Missing more than 3 classes effects grade.
5. Homework (40%)
You can figure out your grade as the course progresses. You must finish 2/3 of all assignments, the combination of al l homework as well as classwork, to pass this course. Participation in class includes your full attention to drawing as well as your verbal contribution during class discussions and critiques.
Keep a notebook for course syllabus, material list and project handouts. Be prepared to take notes during slides and discussions. It is your responsibility to speak with me if there are any questions, additional critiques, etc. Lockers are located in the hallways, they are shared with 3 persons to a locker. Lockers must be vacated at the end of the quarter.
STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities who have accommodation needs are required to meet with the Director of Disability Support Services, room B233G (#425-564-2498) to establish their eligibility for accommodation. In addition, students are encouraged to review their accommodation requirements with each instructor during the first week of the quarter.