Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Fine Arts and Communication Division
ART 4CREPRESENTATIONAL DRAWINGSummer 2013
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade with P/NP option
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: AA Degree,   Certificate of Achievement
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: BothValidation: 12/09;1/3/11;11/11;11/12

1. Description -
An intermediate level representational drawing course concentrating on observation and depiction of volume and linear perspective in a variety of drawing media.
Prerequisite: ART 4A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: This course is included in the Drawing family of activity courses.

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Employ and further develop skills as well as the basic elements and principles of drawing learned in the Fundamentals in Drawing class.
  2. Practice representational drawing techniques in a variety of drawing media including mixed-media
  3. Render in a naturalistic and illusionistic manner which includes an understanding of line, value, texture, volume, light and shadow.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of spatial and linear perspective techniques and relationships in a two-dimensional composition.
  5. Develop a sense of individual expression and style in one's drawings through a series of drawings incorporating an idea or theme.
  6. Examine a variety of global drawing traditions and practices for creating the illusion of depth or perspective.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
  1. Adequate room lighting, easels, or tables or drawing horses, display area, blackboard, projection screen, storage area for still life, portable lighting equipment.
  2. When taught via Foothill Global Access, ongoing access to a computer with e-mail address, software and hardware, and internet access.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Develop skills as well as the basic elements and principles of design in an intermediate drawing.
    1. Incorporate and review elements of design (line, value, shape, volume, texture and color) in composition.
    2. Assignments that require the use of principles of design in planning and execution of drawing.
  2. Practice representational drawing techniques in a variety of drawing media including mixed-media
    1. Experiment with applications of graphite, charcoal, ink, conte crayon, pastels, colored pencil, watercolor pencils and pen on a variety of surfaces and in combination with each other.
    2. Analyze content and artist's intent in making media choices.
  3. Render in a naturalistic and illusionistic manner which includes an understanding of line, value, texture, volume, light and shadow.
    1. Still-life drawings of objects representing a wide range of shapes, volumes, and textures.
    2. Tromp l'oeil and perspective techniques for imaginary cast shadows and light source in rendering volume and shading.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of spatial and linear perspective techniques and relationships in a two-dimensional composition.
    1. Linear perspective (1-point, 2-point and 3-point) in creating depth.
    2. Perspective exercises in developing imaginary shadows and light source for invented landscapes.
    3. One-point and two-point perspective in an interior space and an exterior space.
    4. Cross-contour organization line drawing used by animators for creating sense of three-dimensionality.
  5. Develop a sense of individual expression and style in one's drawings through a series of drawings incorporating an idea or theme.
    1. Research themes and concepts of importance to the individual student by exploring the cultural, historical, psychological, and political roots of students' own identity.
    2. Identify influences, aesthetic patterns and inspirations in one's artwork.
    3. Examine the creative process of a wide range of artists from all over the world working in a variety of drawing traditions and practices (professional artists, designers, animators, commercial illustrators and comic book artists).
    4. Examine the interactions and dialogues that visual language through artwork can initiate in contemporary society.
  6. Examine a variety of global drawing traditions and practices for creating the illusion of depth or perspective.
    1. Compare and contrast perspective techniques utilized throughout the world (Egypt, Asia, Americas) with linear perspective techniques popularized in Europe during the Renaissance.
    2. Examine historical and cultural traditions of creating perspective in drawings and paintings (including decorative arts) in both domestic and global contexts and their impact on the viewer's perceptions, beliefs, and practices related to the subject matter and content of the artwork.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
The following evaluation methods may include but are not limited to:
  1. Portfolio review-Each drawing will be evaluated for technical ability, craftsmanship and personal creative and conceptual approaches.
  2. Written critiques
  3. Written essays or artist statements
  4. Written participation in lectures of historical and contemporary drawings
  5. Drawing revisions
7. Representative Text(s) -
Rockman, Deborah. Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation. Oxford University Press, 2011.
Curtis, Brian. Drawing From Observation, An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing. 2nd ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Mendelowitz, Daniel. A Guide to Drawing. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2007.






8. Disciplines -
Art
 
9. Method of Instruction -
  1. Lecture presentation using the language of linear perspective and observational methods and skills.
  2. Discussion using the language of linear perspective and representational drawing.
  3. Demonstration of a variety of drawing materials, dry and wet drawing tools, mix media drawings, papers, techniques and methods.
  4. Critique and group presentation of intermediate level drawings projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
 
10. Lab Content -
  1. Observation drawing assignments and exercises that explore a range of line applications such as contour, cross contour, and gesture sketching.
  2. Observation drawing assignments and exercises related to form, chiaroscuro, shading techniques-hatching, cross-hatching and the additive and subtractive method of drawing.
  3. Observation drawing assignments that use the application of foreshortening.
  4. Application of texture in a drawing exercise or assignment
  5. Linear observation drawing exercises that use one point, two point and three point perspective.
  6. Observation Exercises that use measuring proportions, sighting,checking symmetry and alignment techniques
  7. Exercises use the application of drawing media and tools such as traditional drawing media by various artists throughout history.
  8. Exercises that have students make drawing revisions or corrections
  9. Critiques and evaluation of drawing assignments and exercises
  10. Drawing exercises from observation using graphite, charcoal, ink, conte crayon, pastels, colored pencil, watercolor pencils and pen on a variety of surfaces and in combination with each other.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Copy of a master perspective drawing.
  2. Research the artwork, the artist, the style, subject matter, content and context.
  3. Write an essay or paper describing the artwork.
  4. Write a self critique describing the process of making an artist copy or study.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the A.A. degree and Certificate of Achievement in Art Survey.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2013-05-07 17:56:10


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines