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ART3B:  DRAW/COMPOSITION


Course Description

Drawing in pencil, ink, pastels and variety of experimental materials and processes. Cultural awareness and historical foundations are integrated with classroom explorations of expressive drawing. Students develop a variety of drawing approaches and a greater understanding of personal expression. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Art 2A or 3A.


Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and and articulate the expressive content of a given work of art both in personal work as well as that of other artists.s
  • Identify and apply composition and design elements/theory by integrating the various drawing processes and materials with personal expression
  • Demonstrate and apply line, value, area, shape, form, mass and volume theories in expressive and imaginative ways using both traditional and non-traditional drawing mediums
  • Demonstrate and apply a variety of spatial illusion techniques as primary conceptual and expressive tools--eyond the demonstration of technique--including: linear perspective, one-point perspective, two-point perspective and multiple point perspective
  • Demonstrate and apply the creative use of both traditional and non-traditioanl drawing mediums including graphite, pastels, conte charcoal, inks and other non-traditional drawing mediums
  • Demonstrate and apply the use of matting, mounting and format techniques
  • Demonstrate the historical and contemporary drawing processes, their materials, and their relationship to the personal expression and content of a student's work.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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