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Foundation Drawing 1 (ARTS 1121)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 2

Description: Foundation Drawing 1 is an introduction to the basic drawing principles of line, perspective, composition and value. We will respond critically and aesthetically to principles to your own and others' drawings via demonstrations, visual and contextual examples. You will spend six to eight hours a week outside of class doing studio work. Students are responsible for purchasing some materials. Please contact faculty for approximate cost of materials and supplies.

Topical Outline:
1. Introduction to traditions and relationships of image, form and content in drawing
2. Elements and principles of design in drawings
3. Historical and contemporary drawing materials and methods as expressive means in art
4. Make drawings that reflect formal and/or technical decision making to achieve objective and/or subjective goals
5. Concepts of drawing as a form of creative and cultural communication
6. Health and safety best practices within the discipline

Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of and practice in diverse drawing methods.
2. Recognize and apply the elements and principles of design (i.e. value, line, space, balance, emphasis, etc.) to one's own and other drawings
3. Choose and apply 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 and critically respond to one's own art and the work of other artists
5. Produce a drawing portfolio using the introductory skills taught.
6. Demonstrate health and safety best practices within the discipline.

MnTC: Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts