Sunday, August 19, 2012

Drawing 3 Syllabus - Fall 2012

ART 3033: DRAWING 3 – FIGURE DRAWING FALL 2012 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 61615 Section 001: T/R 8am-10:50am, Fine Arts 104 Instructor: John Norris, Assistant Professor of Art Office Hours: W: 9am-12pm or by appointment E-mail: Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755 Blog: 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. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: 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. By the end of the course, students will be well versed in various aspects of drawing the human form, including gesture, anatomy, and proportion. Students will also become familiar with contemporary and historical figurative artists, investigate multiple approaches to process and media, and explore narrative and conceptual approaches to figurative drawing. 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 4. Maintenance of the shared studio space, including cleaning up after work sessions, respecting shared tools and resources, and storing work and materials appropriately. After 2 absences, 10 points will be subtracted from your participation grade for each class missed. 20 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 – Gesture – Blind Contour - Moveable Masses Figure – Anatomy / Proportion – Bridgman Sketchbook Figure – Moveable Masses – Large Scale: Craft Figure – Anatomical Studies – Head, Trunk - Sketchbook Figure – Figure – Value – Self-Portrait Figure – “Beautiful Scribble” – Large Scale Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Arms - Sketchbook Figure – Anatomical Limb Studies – Legs - Sketchbook Figure – Figure in Interior – Large Scale Figure – Value – Large Scale: Arches Figure – Figure in Motion Studies – Large Scale: Craft Figure – Multimedia Figure Studies – Large Scale 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: NORRISARTCLASS.BLOGSPOT.COM 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 -vine or willow (soft is best) charcoal -conte crayon: black, white, sanguine -sandpaper for charcoal sharpening -compressed charcoal -shammy cloth -gray kneaded eraser and white Factis-type eraser -graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B -pencil sharpener -small box to contain materials WE WILL DISCUSS THE PURCHASE OF INDIVIDUAL SHEETS OF HIGH QUALITY ARCHES COVER PAPER (32 X 20) FOR INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS AS WE PROCEED. BFA - STUDIO ART LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Students will have a fundamental understanding of the elements of design and a commitment to craft. 2. Students will possess skill and proficiency in using the materials, tools, and technologies pertinent to their focus area. 3. Students will be able to analyze artworks and express themselves critically in both written and oral forms. 4. Students will be able to place their studio practice within both contemporary and historical contexts. 5. Students will have an understanding of the processes and expectations consistent with a professional studio practice. 6. Students will produce a body of work that is conceptually and aesthetically consistent and exhibit it according to professional standards.