AT 116 - Basic Drawing: Theory and Practice
Credits: (4 credits)
Introductory art practices and theories focus students on basic drawing and design concepts. The graphic elements of line, value, shape and texture are emphasized as are the art components of space, time and motion. Students study, review and discuss master drawings and designs from contemporary media and traditional art historical sources. Through this process the students develop evaluative and perceptive abilities to improve their own drawings and designs.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. apply various drawing techniques to create original works of art;
2. identify and replicate the defining characteristics of different artistic movements;
3. use perspective, foreshortening, and modeling to translate 3d objects into illusionistic 2d
4. use the elements of design to communicate internal ideas and feelings visually;
5. measure personal improvement in their visual perception through weekly representational
6. critique creative works of art by analyzing them and describing their merits in oral critiques.
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