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Drawing 1 (ARTS 1121)

Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1.00
Lab Credits: 2.00

Description: Drawing 1 is an introduction to the basic drawing principles of line, perspective, composition and value. Demonstrations, slides and studio sessions teach you to respond critically to art, as well as to apply aesthetic principles to your own and others' work of art.

Topical Outline:

1. Introduction to traditions and relationships of image, form and content in (fine art) drawing

2. Drawing elements and principles: such as balance, emphasis, value, line and space

3. Use traditional and nontraditional drawing materials and methods as expressive means in drawing

4. Make drawings that reflect formal and/or technical decision making to achieve objective and/or subjective goals

5. Present concepts of drawing as a form of creative and cultural communication

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of and practice in, diverse drawing methods
2. Recognize and apply the elements and principles of design (i.e. balance, emphasis, value, line and space) in their own and other drawings
3. Choose and apply of drawing materials (i.e. papers, wet and dry media) with consideration to the desired outcome
4. Critically evaluate the formal and contextual relationships in drawing
5. Respond critically to one's own art and the work of other artists
6. Develop a drawing portfolio 


Students must have their own supplies, materials cost approximately $70.00.

MnTC: Goal 6