2018-2019 Catalog

ARTS 1010 Elementary Drawing

2.5 - 6.0 - 4.5

Course Description

Elementary Drawing is a foundational course in objective drawing where students use various media, such as charcoal, graphite, conte, and ink. The course focuses on formal elements of line, shape, form, value, texture with the intent of developing dexterity, and perception. Subject matter mainly includes objects, still life, and spatial issues. Students learn about figure/ground relationships, relative position and proportion, linear perspective, and light effects on form and space. Assignments include working from observation, but also visualization and compositional drawing strategies with reference to historic and contemporary drawing issues. Students are encouraged to find personal solutions to set problems, while developing critique skills.