Nov 25, 2020  
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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ARTT 1060 - Basic Drawing 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Basic drawing skills for both commercial and fine art. Introductions to elements of drawing, perspective, and drawing media, such as charcoal, ink, conte crayon, pencil, etc. Composition with still life, figure and landscape. Required for pre-art majors.

Contact Hours: 6
Billable Contact Hours: 6
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to utilize drawing vocabulary.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Learn the drawing terminology.
  2. Keep a sketchbook/ journal of drawing terms and practice.
  3. Identify the different drawing media

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create several fundamental charcoal drawings.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the benefits of using charcoal.
  2. Discuss the limitations of using charcoal.
  3. Create a significant charcoal drawing from observation.
  4. Identify a charcoal drawing.

Outcome3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental graphite drawing.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Discuss the benefits of using graphite.
  2. Discuss the limitations of using graphite.
  3. Create a significant graphite drawing from observation.
  4. Identify a graphite drawing.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental drawing using perspective techniques

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Create a drawing using 1 point perspective.
  2. Create a drawing using 2 point perspective.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create a fundamental composition

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Create a drawing using formal composition techniques.
  2. Create a drawing using informal composition techniques.
  3. Explain how composition is used in fine art.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand the long history of drawing and its relevance in art history.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Identify the proper tools for drawing.
  2. Identify significant artists who have used drawing.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the importance of properly presenting artwork.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Present drawings in a professional manner
  2. Discuss the merit of drawings in front of the class.
  3. Prepare drawings for portfolio review
  4. Prepare drawings for exhibition

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate safe work habits and use proper shop etiquette in a studio environment.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Use appropriate safety standards.
  2. Use tools and materials properly.
  3. Follow proper studio methodology.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate the importance of working from direct observation.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Work directly from a still life in class
  2. Set up a still life at home to work from
  3. Identify techniques for drawing from direct observation
  4. Identify basic proportional techniques for drawing from direct observation

Outcome 10: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the different drawing papers and their use.

Objectives: During the course, students will:

  1. Create a drawing using charcoal paper
  2. Create a drawing using drawing paper
  3. Create a drawing using newsprint

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  • 5. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Project 1: blind contour
Project 2: gesture drawing
Project 3: value scales with charcoal and graphite
Project 4: drapery
Project 5: perspective
Project 6: composition
Project 7: critique paper
Primary Faculty
Mitchell, Todd
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Ternullo, Annette
Dean
Pritchett, Marie



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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