Summer 2013 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Metz, Greg
Discipline and Number
ARTS 1316 Section 0U1
T Time 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Course Title
Drawing Foundations

Description of Course:

“Drawing: the act of making a mark by dragging a tool across a receptive background, usually a piece of paper”, hardly conjures the impressions left us by the great masters such a da vince, Delocroix, or Rubens. In this class we will investigate a variety of drawing techniques, drawing’s interpretive nature and the potential uses implied by the language of drawing in both a contemporary, as well as, historical context.

This class will focus on the initiation and cultivation of the basic drawing skills used in achieving a visually literate foundation in communicative and interpretive skills. This will include eye/ hand coordination skills, rendering techniques, composition, drawing construction, proportion and perspective. We will integrate this into the use and investigation of drawing schematically, metaphorically, descriptively, and atmospherically.

This class invites the curious novice to explore the potential of this right brain approach to communicating. Those seeking to advance their already developed drawing skills will be challenged to specific portfolio projects.

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