ART 3033: DRAWING 3 – FIGURE DRAWING
Spring 2010 – 3 Credit Hours
Section 001: MWF 1pm - 2:50pm, Art Annex 209
Instructor: John Norris, Assistant Professor of Art
Office Hours: M: 9-10am,12-1pm W: 9-10am F: 9-10am,12-1pm
E-mail: email@example.com Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Continuation of development of drawing skills and concepts. Students at this level should have well developed drawing skills and good understanding of drawing principles. Undraped life models will be provided. It is expected that students will spend a minimum of three additional clock hours per week on work outside the scheduled class time for each studio class. Students enrolled in the BFA programs must pass the BFA Review prior to enrollment in 4000 ART courses. Prerequisites, ART 1013, ART 1023, ART 1033 and 1043, ARTH 2583, ARTH 2593. May be repeated for credit.
REQUIREMENTS: Like Drawing 1 & 2, skills will be developed through technical exercises in class and homework assignments employing these techniques. The homework will allow students an opportunity to use their acquired skills creatively and to build off of the techniques they have learned in class. This is a STUDIO CLASS; one which requires that students be actively involved in drawing exercises and contribute during critiques. Thus, students must be present and punctual in order to fully participate.
ATTENDANCE & CLASS PARTICIPATION: All late work will be counted off 10 points (aka one letter grade) for each class period late. For example: if your work merits a 93 but is 2 class periods late, then your grade will be a 73. Participation counts as 25% of your grade and is based on the following considerations: 1. Being present, punctual, and prepared for class 2. Focus on and completion of exercises during class 3. Participation during critiques, discussions, and dialogues. After 3 absences, 5 points will be subtracted from your participation grade for each class missed. 10 points will automatically be deducted from your final participation grade if you miss the Final Critique.
GRADING: Grading will be based on assignments (which will be submitted in portfolio form), your sketchbook, and class participation. The portfolios will make up 50% of your grade, and your sketchbook and class participation will each make up 25%.
A: 90 - 100% B: 80 - 89% C: 70 - 79% D: 60 - 69% F: 0 - 59%
Portfolio and sketchbook grades will be based on the following elements: 1) Indications that the student has understood the assignment and is employing its specific techniques. 2) a sense of quality showing that the students has invested a significant amount of time and focus into the assignment. 3) The overall success of the final image based on formal elements (composition, line quality, sense of light & volume, etc.) as well as creativity. AGAIN, TURNING IN ASSIGNMENTS LATE AUTOMATICALLY REDUCES YOUR GRADE. IF YOU ARE CONFUSED ABOUT GRADING, FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS.
COURSE OUTLINE: We will be investigating several concepts that were covered in Drawing 1 & 2 and building upon them. Furthermore, we will fully investigate the figure in terms of anatomy, movement, process, and concept. In doing so, we will perform short-term formal exercises in class, create long-term multi-session drawings, and you will be given ambitious homework projects involving the figure.
1. We will discuss a new concept and do several exercises based
on this idea. We may also do readings and/or have slide talks.
2. We will do a series of more extended drawings connected to the concept.
3. We will do a series of sketchbook drawings to further investigate.
4. We will work on extended drawings inside/outside class that may take up
to 2/3 weeks to complete.
5. We will critique the work and its relation to the concept as a class.
CLASS STRUCTURE (subject to change):
Figure – Skeleton Studies – Bridgman Anatomy / Proportion
Figure – Master Studies – Sketchbook
Figure – Value – Self-Portrait
Figure – Gesture – Blind Contour - Moveable Masses
Figure – Anatomy / Proportion – Bridgman Sketchbook
Figure – Moveable Masses – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Anatomical Studies – Head, Trunk - Sketchbook
Figure – Self Portrait – Line / Value – Sketchbook
Figure – Contour / Cross-Contour – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Arms - Sketchbook
Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Legs - Sketchbook
Figure – Portrait in Interior – Large Scale
Figure – Value – Large Scale: Arches
Figure – Figure in Motion Studies – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Figure/Motion/Space Studies – Large Scale: Craft
Figure – Multi-Figure Narrative Drawing – Large Scale
YOU WILL BE WORKING OUTSIDE OF CLASS VERY MUCH. BE PREPARED TO COME INTO THE CLASS ROOM OUTSIDE OF CLASS AND TO WORK ON DRAWINGS AT HOME.
BOOK / BLOG: Students are required to purchase the following text:
How to Draw the Human Figure: An Anatomical Approach
by Louis Gordon
We will do regular readings from the book, and students will be expected to have the text with them at all times during class. Handouts will also occasionally be made available. However, students will usually receive additional info, image examples, assignment specifications, and portfolio details via the following blog:
You will be expected to check this regularly as part of your class participation. THE BLOG SERVES AS A SUPPLEMENT;
IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR BEING IN CLASS.
MATERIALS: Students will be required to purchase the following materials. Most materials can be found at the ASU Bookstore and the Wolf Bookstore. Some will be available at Hobby Lobby and various hardware stores.
-9x12 Sketchbook (preferably Strathmore)
-18x24 pad of Strathmore Drawing Paper (preferably 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Newsprint
-drawing board with clips: approx. 30 x 40
-vine or willow (soft is best) charcoal
-conte crayon: black, white, sanguine
-sandpaper for charcoal sharpening
-gray kneaded eraser and white Factis-type eraser
-graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B
-small box to contain materials
WE WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF OTHER MATERIALS FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AS WE PROCEED.