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ART 131 - Introduction to Drawing (Value)


3 Credit(s)

Course Description: Explores basic art processes, techniques and media usage, and provides the foundation for the development of observation and visual analysis, culminating in the development of personal visual language, creative thinking, and self-expression. This course introduces basic principles, methods and media with an emphasis on value drawing. Students work extensively through direct observation of real objects, forms, and spaces, augmented by project-appropriate use of photographic source material. Through a combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, studio work, and group discussions, the concepts of light, form, pictorial space, depth, conceptualization and composition are explored.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Render a variety of objects, forms, and spaces using principles involving primarily value, including chiaroscuro, atmospheric perspective, and positive/negative space. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#2: Demonstrate technical skill in a variety of wet and dry mediums to fulfill design concepts, producing effective and well-crafted works of art large and small scale drawings.
  • CLO#3: Recognize, discuss, and analyze other artists’ styles and design approaches.
  • CLO#4: Create drawings in a variety of styles and modes, including both objective and non-objective modes.



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