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Drawing and Composition III
Course: ART211

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   6.0 Period(s)   6.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: T

Description: Advanced development of drawing skill with emphasis on compositional theory

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and describe selected historical and contemporary drawing references. (I, V, VI)
2. Create drawings using the design elements and principles of traditional and/or contemporary composition. (I, II, III, VI)
3. Apply drawing skills with a select focus on a particular drawing medium and surfaces. (IV, V)
4. Create drawings from personal vision based on observation and/or imagination. (I, IV, V)
5. Create drawings from sketchbook ideas to finished drawings. (V, VI)
6. Define and use terminology in critical analysis of drawings. (III, VI)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Character of Drawing
   A. Quality of drawing
   B. Approaches to drawing
   C. Continuation of skill development
   D. Personal image development: content
   E. Representative historical references
II. Composition and Design Principles
   A. Unity
   B. Rhythm and movement
   C. Repetition
   D. Proportion
   E. Balance
   F. Contrast
   G. Emphasis
   H. Economy
   I. Harmony
   J. Variety
III. Composition Analysis and Structures
   A. Figure-field: two-dimensional
   B. Format as two-dimensional and three-dimensional (staging) space
   C. Pictorial pattern (tonal groupings)
   D. Visual dynamics of movement
   E. Thematic and counterpoint structure of art elements
   F. Symmetry and asymmetry
   G. Radial
   H. Open and closed
IV. Skill Development with Selected Media and Materials
   A. Pencil
   B. Charcoal
   C. Conte
   D. Wet media
      1. Pen and ink
      2. Brush and ink
      3. Wash: ink, watercolor, acrylic
      4. Experimental approaches
   E. Paper surface qualities
V. Traditional and Contemporary Drawing
   A. Still life
   B. Landscape
   C. Master studies and analysis
   D. Invented drawings
   E. Sketchbook: visualization of ideas
   F. Complex value studies
   G. Resources: galleries, libraries, museums
VI. Finished Drawings
   A. Critical analysis
   B. Technical competency
   C. Sketchbook development
   D. Composition
   E. Historical references
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 6/27/1995

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