ARTS 311 Drawing II

Intermediate level study of drawing, including compound subjects primarily in pencil, but also potentially in other media as well. This course expresses technical aspects of drawing through developed descriptive imagery.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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Once basic skills are acquired, practice becomes necessary to attain mastery. Drawing is one of the fundamental elements of visual thinking, which involves an overt process of thought and the progressive development of the student’s skill. Becoming an accomplished draughtsman remains foundational to nearly all other disciplines in the visual and communication arts, both in theory and in practice. Drawing II, as an extension of Drawing I, further engages the student in a maturation of technical ability and introduces him or her to a more diverse application of techniques.

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Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

The student is required to post an original image and a written description in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion . Each Discussion entry must be at least 150 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the entry, the student is required to reply to 2 classmates’ entries. Each reply must be at least 100 words, offer constructive feedback, and be supported by the Learn material.

Object Drawing Assignment

The student will complete a linear drawing of a single still life object of his or her choice.

Value Scale Drawing Assignment

The student will complete a drawing of an object (or an assortment of objects) utilizing the basic principles of the value scale.

Still Life Drawing Assignment

The student will set up a still life arrangement of objects and create a composed drawing with attention to proportion, light source, and value scale.

One Point Perspective Drawing Assignment

The student will create a simple perspective drawing of a chosen object or group of objects.

Two Point Perspective Drawing Assignment

The student will complete a more complex perspective drawing dealing with the more advanced perspectival issues discussed in the course textbook.

Biomorphic Form Drawing Assignment

The student will create a drawing form based on contour lines

Cross Contour Drawing Assignment

The student will create a fabric still life.

QEP Research Proposal Assignment

The student will Develop an original drawing proposal that addresses a specific social/environmental issue. The work should clearly identify a problem (local, national, age specific, gender specific, there are many options) and should promote and persuade the viewer to act in order to create positive change regarding the chosen issue.

Contemporary Drawing and Exploration Assignment

The student will explore contemporary issues and themes in the assigned Reading & Study material. He or she will then create a drawing on the subject matter of his or her choice.

Analysis Paper Assignment

The student will write a 2-page design analysis paper that focuses on the principles and elements of drawing as they appear in a provided work of art.

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 10 multiple-choice and/or true/false questions, and have a 20-minute time limit.

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