Course Descriptions

ART 104 - Drawing I: Foundation

3 Credits

An introductory course that provides the student with experiences in working with a variety of subject matter and media. Various methods and materials (such as graphite, charcoal, conte crayon, and ink) will be explored, and a variety of mixed media techniques will be introduced. A range of drawing concepts will be covered including line, mass, texture, value, color, composition, and space. Emphasis is placed on the development of observational and technical skills needed for image making. Students are responsible for purchasing their own materials for this course. Two class hours, four studio hours. (SUNY-A)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate proficiency with the basic techniques that will develop observational drawing skills such as contour, proportion, perspective, shading and mark-making.
2. Exhibit effective compositional and design structures as they relate to the drawing process.
3. Utilize a range of drawing media and techniques that will include pencil, ink, charcoal, conte crayon and soft pastels .
4. Create works showing a variety of approaches to subject matter.
5. Demonstrate through the successful completion of drawings, the relationship between formal techniques, and subject matter and content.
6. Analyze and discuss drawings in formal terms.
7. Demonstrate proficiency with basic color concepts and techniques as they relate to the drawing process.
8. Identify art historical concepts and relate them to studio practice.
9. Develop the ability to critically evaluate their work and the work of others.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Use links below to see if this course is offered:
Intersession 2018
Spring Semester 2018