ART.-132 Drawing II
Credits 3 / 6 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016 (ACSR-016). Pre-requisite: Minimum 2.0 in ART.-131 and ART.-141 . ART. 113 and ART. 114 strongly recommended.
Continuation of ART.-131 with emphasis on more advanced training. Color is introduced as a means for creative expression. The development of personal imagery through a variety of approaches is emphasized.
● Strengthen existing artmaking skills while acquiring, deepening, and mastering new drawing skills and techniques. Student’s works should clearly demonstrate significant overall improvement throughout the semester.
● Display strong competence in the use of the colored drawing media used in this course (pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, and watercolor). Students should demonstrate a clear ability to use the media in this course to display proper craft and technique such as layering, controlled contrast, color mixing/adjusting, blending, and portraying visual textures.
● Acquire and strengthen the student’s understanding of color relationships. Students should display a clear understanding of basic color theory, the ability to “mix” colors through layers and other means, control figure/ground relationships via color, and display the ability to effectively alter and neutralize the hue, value, and intensity of colors.
● Increase the student’s ability to use color to effectively render subjects in ways that are accurate and visually interesting. Students should be able to effectively and creatively choose and/or manipulate colors in order to render subjects with relatively accurate local colors, proportions, details of light and shadow, and textures.
● Begin developing conceptual communication skills regarding subject matter, image choices, and color use. The works created should demonstrate the student’s ability to successfully combine each project’s criteria with their artistic choices to find ways to render subjects/colors accurately while also infusing creative and symbolic color use when appropriate.
● Learn and understand more about color and color related challenges. Students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to properly choose and utilize the hues, values, intensity, and perceived temperatures of various colors.
● Develop a greater understanding of time management in regards to project needs, compositional choices, subject development, and creative process/approach. Students should be able to successfully display the ability to make choices related to scale, cropping, placement, and material use that allow them to create works that properly communicate project needs within a reasonable amount of time.
● Display a strong, natural use of the elements and principles of art and design in all projects. Works created should clearly display the student’s understanding of compositional form through the control of balance, shape, color, texture, space, variety, etc.
● Develop a greater understanding and use of highly effective compositions. Students should create works that combine the subjects and artistic elements utilized in ways that create visual balance, proper communication, and aesthetic interest to viewers.
● Increase problem solving skills related to art making. Student’s works should demonstrate their ability to skillfully challenge and push their artistic abilities and choices while communicating all project needs successfully and managing time effectively.
● Increased capability to intelligently and critically discuss art. Students should be able to use appropriate vocabulary and articulation of thoughts to verbally communicate about artworks.
● Produce works that portray a high level of craftsmanship and professionalism. Finished works should display “clean” colors/mixes and be free of damage and unnecessary blemishes, allowing the works to communicate appropriately.