ART 121-122 Syllabus


Division: Arts and Sciences Date: February 2014

Curricula in which Course is Taught: Art

Course Number and Title: ART 121-122, Drawing I-II

Credit Hours: 3-4 Credits Each Hours Wk/Lec: Variable Hours/Wk Lab: Variable

Lec/Lab Comb: Studio instruction and lecture variable

Catalog Description: The course develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/lecture. It introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone, and composition as applied to still life, landscapes, and the figure. It uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash, and color media. It includes field trips and gallery assignments.

II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught:

This course should be considered as a fundamental preparation for more advanced commercial fine art and design courses. It is a transfer course which meets fine arts requirements in the Liberal Arts Humanities Specialization.

III.           Required background: ENF 1


IV.          Course Content

1.            Vocabulary of art terms

2.            Contour, shape, and texture

3.            Shading and gray scale

4.            Composition and rhythm

5.            Positive and negative areas

6.            Figure drawing, portrait in drawing

7.            Perspective and landscapes

8.            Basic cartooning, abstract representation, and other non-realistic drawing styles


V.           Learner Outcomes


Students will:

VI. Evaluation

A.   Learn the fundamentals of drawing in pencil and pen-and-ink

A.   Learn to apply various skills in designing artwork for commercial purposes

B.   Learn vocabulary relating to drawing

C.   Learn design concepts including proportion, space, balance, rhythm, and composition.

Students will be evaluated on multiple drawing projects and assignments as designed by faculty. In addition, students will be assessed on the basis of some combination of quizzes, tests, and other projects as assigned by faculty.


         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:

DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking