Jan 19, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

ART2126 FOUNDATION DRAWING I COURSE PROCEDURE


ART2126 FOUNDATION DRAWING I

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

ART2126 - Foundation Drawing I (3 hrs.)

An introduction and exploration in the basic principles, materials, and skills of freehand drawing. This course synthesizes studies in observation, proportion, sighting perspective, value, color, and composition. The course is required for art and graphic design majors.

Course Classification:

Studio

Prerequisites:

None

Controlling Purpose:

A primary goal is for the student to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of drawing materials as well as developing skills with various media.  A secondary goal is for the student to develop new ways of seeing and to develop their understanding of visual language.

Learner Outcomes:

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the formal elements of drawing and an eye-hand coordination as developed through observation and competence in the required media.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.

UNIT 1: Study of Line

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully use the expressive qualities of line.

  • Develop an understanding of the expressive possibilities of line.
  • Use pencil, vine charcoal, and marker to demonstrate the differing qualities of line.

UNIT 2: Study of Form

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully render form through shape, space, and imply mass and volume.

  • Develop an understanding of the use of shape in drawing.
  • Develop an understanding of the use of space in drawing.
  • Develop an understanding of the use of negative space in drawing.
  • Develop an understanding of how to imply mass and volume in drawing through contour and cross-contour.

UNIT 3: Study of Value

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully use value to compose.

  • Develop an understanding of composing with light and dark.
  • Use charcoal, graphite, toned paper, eraser, conte crayon.
  • Draw still life, portrait, and onsite.

UNIT 4:  Study of Composition

Outcomes:   Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully use design elements proficiently.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of rhythm in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of repetition in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of motion in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of balance in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of unity in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of variation in composition.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of economy in composition.

UNIT 5:  Perspective

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully use one, two, and multiple point perspectives.  The students will be able to demonstrate the emotive power and limitations of linear perspective.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of one-point perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of two-point perspective.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the expressive power of the eye line.

Projects Required:

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability, which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.