Saturday, January 23, 2016

1043 - Drawing 2 - Syllabus, Spring 2016

ART 1043 : DRAWING 2
Spring 2016 – 3 Credit Hours, CRN: 11055
Section 002 : T/R 11am-1:50pm
Instructor: John Norris, Associate Professor of Art
Office Hours: W: 8am-11am (by appointment)
E-mail:    Phone: 972-3050 ext. 3755

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ART 1043 - DRAWING II - STUDIO ART. Continuation of ART 1033. Students become more skilled with visual elements and drawing principles. A broader range of materials and techniques will be used. Subject matter will include still life, draped life models, landscape, and imagined subjects. 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. Additionally, the Art Major Core must be completed prior to the BFA Review. Students enrolled in the BFA programs must pass the BFA Review prior to enrollment in 4000 ART courses. Prerequisite, ART 1033.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Like Drawing 1, 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: More than 6 absences will result in a grade of F for the course. All late work will be counted off 10 points for each class period late (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.

CLASS STRUCTURE (subject to change):

Perspective Refresher – Conceptual & Observational Exercises – Still Life
Line – Spacial Still Life – Sketchbook – Blind Contour
Value Refresher – Value Scale / Value Shape Exercises – Still Life
Space – Interior – Sketchbook
Space – Interior – Large Scale
Space – Exterior – Landscape
     Figure – Skull Studies – Anatomy / Proportion
Figure – Head Studies – Line
Figure – Head Studies – Value
Mixed Media – Abstraction
Process – Conceptual Approaches
Final Project - TBD

BOOK / BLOG: We will NOT purchase a text for Drawing I. However, you will often be given information in the form of a class blog:


You will be expected to check this regularly as part of your class participation. The blog will serve as a supplement; not as a substitute for being in class. It will provide images, examples, portfolio lists, etc.

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 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Strathmore Drawing Paper (preferably 400 series)
-18x24 pad of Newsprint
-drawing board with clips: a 25 x 28 piece of masonite will work
-vine or willow (soft is best) charcoal
-sandpaper for charcoal sharpening
-compressed charcoal
-shammy cloth
-gray kneaded eraser and white Factis-type eraser
-graphite pencils: 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
-pencil sharpener
-small box to contain materials
-spray fixative