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Drawing I
Course: ART111

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Fundamental principles of drawing. Emphasis on composition and facility in objective and expressive representation, using variety of drawing media

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Analyze historical examples of drawing. (I)
2. Define form within a two-dimensional format by employing the use of line, value, texture, and compositional theory. (II, III, IV, V)
3. Describe the elements of composition, and explain how forms are balanced and unified within the picture plane. (V)
4. Explain the concepts of proportion, scale, and perspective. (VI)
5. Use a variety of media. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Historical References and Examples
II. Line
   A. Contour line
   B. Line weight
   C. Gestural line
   D. Modeled line
III. Value
   A. Value scales
   B. Form defined by value studies
IV. Texture
   A. Media
   B. Organic and man-made surfaces
   C. Expressive properties of texture
V. Composition
   A. Compositional balance
   B. Focal points
   C. Negative/positive spaces
VI. Perspective
VII. Media and Techniques
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/25/1995

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