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Drawing and Composition II
Course: ART122

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on composition and exploration of drawing media

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Develop drawings from both observation and imagination. (I)
2. Create drawings using the design elements and the principles of composition. (I,II,III,IV)
3. Identify and describe selected historical and contemporary drawing references. (I, V, VI)
4. Define terminology used in critical analysis of drawings. (I, VI)
5. Develop drawing skills with a variety of media and surfaces. (IV, VI)
6. Create drawings from sketchbook ideas to finished statement. (V, VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Character of Drawing
   A. Quality of drawing
   B. Approaches drawing
   C. Advanced observational skill development
II. Study of 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. Study of Composition Analysis and Structures
   A. Figure-field (2d)
   B. Format as 2d and 2d space
   C. Pictorial pattern (tonal grouping)
   D. Visual dynamics of movement
   E. Thematic and counterpoint structure of art elements
   F. Symmetry and asymmetry
   G. Radial
IV. Skill Development with Media and Materials
   A. Pencil: color pencils
   B. Charcoal: pastels
   C. Conte: pencils/sticks
   D. Wet media
      1. Pen and ink
      2. Brush and ink
      3. Wash-ink, watercolor, acrylic
   E. Paper surface qualities
V. Study of Traditional and Contemporary Drawing
   A. Still life
   B. Landscape
   C. Master studies and analysis
   D. Invented drawings
   E. Sketchbook: visualization of ideas
   F. Resources: galleries, libraries
VI. Finished Drawing
   A. Critical analysis
   B. Technical competency
   C. Sketchbook development
   D. Composition
   E. Historical references
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 4/26/1994

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