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ART 190 C: Introduction To Drawing

Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
ART 301
SLN: 
10444
Instructor:
Tarran Sklenar
Tarran Sklenar

Syllabus Description:

Tarran Sklenar

Email: tsklenar@uw.edu

Office Hours: T/TH 1:30-2:20 (by appointment)

Office #: 319A

Art 190 C Introduction to Drawing

T/TH 2:30-5:20 Spring 2016

Final Exam: Tues 6/7 4:30-6:20

 

Course Description:

Art 190 focuses on acquiring and building fundamental drawing skills.  The framework for the class is structured around ideas of process, observation, and perception.  Students will draw from still life, the figure, and other sources to learn:

  • Basic observation methods and skills
  • Perspectives and space relationships
  • Composition and scale relationships
  • Basic drawing elements: line, shape, form, mass, texture, value, volume
  • Proportional relationships and measurement

 

Objective:

Students will use observational drawing to broaden their perceptual abilities and visual awareness.  Through exposure to various materials, techniques, and key concepts in drawing, students are encouraged to deepen their understanding of drawing.

 

Expectations:

Students are expected to be present and on time for each class to maintain the pace of the course.  Students should notify me by email should they need to miss class.  They are expected to schedule a meeting before the next class in order to get caught up on the missed material.  Students are expected to engage fully in each assignment as well as critiques. Participation is necessary and expected of each student during class discussions and critiques.  Students should turn off all electronic devices (cellphone, ipod, etc.) during class time.

 

Participation:

As a studio-based class, participation is essential. Students must be working in the studio and fully engaged during contact hours. This includes listening to presentations, being engaged in demonstrations, and contributing to critiques. Students are expected to participate in all critiques and both mid-term and final reviews.  This is a participation-based class and it is your responsibility to do the work.

 

 

Assignments:

Students will be given both in-class assignments as well as homework assignments.  Students are expected to work outside of class time each week for each assignment.  Students are expected to keep a sketchbook throughout the course of the class in which they will be asked to continually draw.

 

Portfolios:

All work should be stored flat in a portfolio.  Keep artwork organized, dated, and labeled for your reference during the mid-quarter and end of quarter reviews.  Work that is rolled, creased, or damaged is not acceptable and will be graded accordingly.  Charcoal drawings should be sprayed with fixative in the spray booth.

 

Evaluations:

A serious engagement with the exercises and concepts of this course is crucial for a positive evaluation.  Students’ grades are determined on the basis of review of in-class, homework, and sketchbook assignments as well as overall performance.  Grades will be based on understanding of concepts, degree of improvement, preparedness, and participation.

Grades are also determined by mid-term and final portfolio reviews.  Students will meet individually with the instructor for a critique of all classwork, both in-class and outside of class assignments.  Students should be prepared to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their drawings.

 

Grades:

Letter

Number

 

A

4.0-3.9

The highest possible performance in all aspects of the course with work exemplifying exceptional quality. Exhibits outstanding creative potential.

A-

3.8-3.5

Exhibits creative potential with superior performance in most aspects of the course; high quality in the remainder. Well prepared for subsequent courses in the field.

B+

3.4-3.2

High performance in most aspects of the course. Very good chance of success in subsequent courses in the field. Exhibits some creative potential.

B

3.1-2.9

Good performance in some of the course; satisfactory performance in the remainder. Exhibits some creative potential. Good chance of success in subsequent courses in the field.

B-

2.8-2.5

Demonstrates the minimum amount of research needed to complete the course with satisfactory performance.

C+

2.4-2.2

Met basic requirements in most of the course, with the remainder being somewhat substandard.

C

2.1-1.9

Evidence of some learning, but generally substandard performance. Marginal chance of success for subsequent courses in the field.

C-

1.8-1.5

 

D+

1.4-1.2

 

D

1.1-0.9

 

D-

0.8-0.7

Lowest passing grade

E

0.0

Academic failure. No credit earned.

 

Grade Breakdown:

15% -Participation

40% -Midterm Review: This is based on all of your drawing up to the Midterm

45% -Final Review: This is based on all of your drawing up to the Final

Drawings will be graded as they are due. Grades will be discussed individually at Midterm based on: the development of the principles dealt with in class, class participation, engagement with the drawing processes, homework assignments, and overall improvement according to the grading chart listed above. Questions about grading should be discussed one on one with the instructor during office hours.

 

Key Concepts:

Line is a continuous mark or sequence of marks applied to a surface.  Line is a versatile tool that can function in a number of ways. Line weight, contour line, line used as a tool to measure space and form is a big part of our early discussion in class.

Gesture drawing is an expressive way of drawing, often limited to the essential.  Gesture drawing allows one to quickly size up the main expressive attitude off the model (when drawing from the figure) and explore form through a rapid drawing approach.  Once responds to the action (gesture) of the model, not to the details of the structure.  Gesture is movement in space.  In gesture drawing, one attempts to capture the big picture without getting bogged down with details of individual elements. A gesture drawing is a progressive process of estimating, evaluation and correcting.  Gesture drawing allows one to capture the big picture or the main expression- for example- a still-life set up, without getting bogged down with specific shapes or details of individual objects or elements.

Composition refers to the organization of elements such as line, value, form shape, texture, pattern and color within the rectangle of a drawing. Understanding the relationship of marks to the page (rectangle) is essential to making an effective visual statement

Form is described as the volume and shape of an object. Form can be created with both line and value. 3-D form is apparent through the play of light and dark i.e. value. Space can be understood as the negative (active) aspect or complement of form. The term positive/negative space is also used when talking about drawings. Space like form is defined by light, which is depicted through a progression of values from light to dark.

Value or tone is used in drawing to denote the degree of light and dark of various forms/spaces/surfaces. Every surface, regardless of color, has a relative degree of lightness or darkness. Value can be used to build volumes and carve out space in a drawing. Patterns, textures, different moods, the illusion of space and atmosphere all rely to a large degree on understanding value as a way of making a drawing. Through the use of value students develop an awareness of how light and dark can heighten the sense of expression and drama in drawing.

 

SUPPLIES: TO BE DELIVERED & PURCHASED ON FIRST DAY OF CLASS

Be prepared to purchase the drawing kits on first day of class: $88.99 + TAX

 

University of Washington

 

 

Intro to Drawing 190

 

 

Item #

Qty

Description

22718-1023

1

DRAWING BOARD/23INCH X 26INCH WITH/CLIP

22220-2042

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/4H

05414-1004

1

SUMI BRUSH SER 5601/SZ4                                    

12468-1023

1

XL MIX MEDIA/9X12 60/SHEET WIREBOUND PAD

32957-1040

1

SPONGES/CHAM                                   

17220-1332

1

PRECUT SINGLE MATS/8X10 MANOR WHT                         

21502-2720

1

PRISMCLR KNEAD ERASR/GRAY EXTRA-LARGE

22625-2039

1

HERITAGE CHARCOAL/COMPRESSED 3/COUNT SET

21500-0000

1

STAEDTLR MARS PLASTC/ERASER                                 

20759-2023

1

PITT ARTISTS PEN/BLACK BRUSH NIB

21122-2023

1

BOMBAY INDIA INK/BLACK 1OZ

21962-2272

1

BLICK CHARCOAL/VINE MEDIUM 12/BOX

16974-2016

1

DB MESH ZIPPER BAG/BLK ZIP TRIM 12X16

55694-1018

1

GRID RULER/18IN CLEAR PLASTIC                     

15079-2052

1

MUSEUM PORTFOLIO/BLACK 23X31

10316-1009

1

STRATHMORE DRAW PAD/18X24 80LB 24SHT                        

20418-2021

1

GEN CHARCOAL PENCIL/BLACK 2B

10423-1002

3

LEGION STONEHENGE PAPER/!3 WHT 22X30 90LB                      

10423-1372

1

LEGION STONEHENGE PAPER/!3 NATURAL 22X30 90LB                  

15098-1026

1

DISPOSABLE PORTFOLIO/BLICK 26X31

22220-2022

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/2H

22220-2130

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/H

22220-2100

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/B

22220-2021

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/2B

22220-2041

1

BLICK GRAPHITE PENCL/4B

21948-1020

1

BLICK ARTIST PASTELS/WHITE

17309-1005

5

GLASSINE INTERWEAVE/24X36                                   

21020-7010

1

MONO KNOCK ERASER/STICK GREEN

 

 

CLASS PARTICIPATION, ENGAGEMENT, AND LEARNING POLICIES

 

Classes offered in art, art history and design require students to be engaged as active and verbal learners in order to successfully complete the course. In addition to completing assignments and exams our expectation is that you will consistently participate in the classroom and studio during class time. It is this consistent participation and contribution to discussions, critique, gallery exhibition activities, team projects, and presentations of your research with faculty and peers that guarantees your learning, contributes to your academic accomplishments, and supports your professional goals after graduation.

Failure to comply with any of the following will undermine your learning and negatively affect your grade.

 

ABSENCES FROM CLASS

  • Absences from class prevent participation and UW guidelines suggest that participation may account for at least 15% of your grade. Check your syllabus, in some cases participation may account for as much as 30% of your grade.
  • If you miss class due to illness or emergency, notify your instructor immediately, provide documentation, and set-up a timeline to complete missed assignments and exams.

 

SAFETY

  • It is your responsibility to abide by any safety policies outlined in class.
  • Taking responsibility for cleaning up is required of all students enrolled in art and design studios. It promotes safety, builds community and demonstrates a sense of responsibility to your learning.
  • Spray booths are provided for use of aerosols and their use is mandatory.

 

ACADEMIC STANDARDS

  • Plagiarism is using the creations, ideas, words, inventions, or images of someone else in your own work without formally acknowledging them. This applies to written papers and research as well as to art, design and architectural images. All plagiarized assignments or tests will receive a grade of 0.
  • Copy-right: Student work plus photos and videos of students may be used by the SoAAHD to illustrate our programs. We assume that by participating in SoAAHD classes and activities you have no objection. If you do have concerns please talk with the Academic Advisers in 104 Art.

 

ASSIGNMENTS, EXAMINATIONS & CRITIQUES

  • It is your responsibility to complete all assignments, take all exams, and participate in all class critiques and discussions as scheduled by your instructor.
  • Students are required to take final exams as scheduled by the University of Washington.
  • Exceptions to the above may be granted in cases of documented emergencies but must be approved by the instructor.

 

GRADING

  • Grades in Art, Art History and Design courses are based on:

    • participation and engagement in the classrooms and studios
    • meeting deadlines for the completion of all assignments, exams and critiques
    • the quality of the work you submit during the quarter
  • Incomplete grades are only an option if:
    • you have been in attendance and done satisfactory work through the eighth week of the quarter.
    • you have furnished satisfactory proof to the instructor that the work cannot be completed because of illness or other circumstances beyond your control
  • Grade Appeal Procedure: if you think the grade you received is incorrect:
    • Contact the instructor to discuss your concern.
    • If not resolved, make an appointment with the Director of Academic Advising, 104 Art, 543-0646.

 

BUILDING USE AND POLICY

ART BUILDING OPEN HOURS

Mon – Thu

7:00 am – 7:00 pm

Fri

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sun

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed

UW holidays

 

AFTER HOURS ACCESS

  • To work after hours, have your Husky Card programmed for After Hours Access.
  • For the Art Building and Sandpoint, go to Art 104, M-F, 8am-4pm. CMA access can be programed at the CMA.
  • Anyone in the building after hours is responsible for the safety and security of the building. Anyone who allows someone into the building or a workspace, or who props open a door for any reason risks losing after hours access to the building.
  • Students who are not enrolled in classes for the quarter may not use the facilities.
    The campus police frequently monitor the building to insure your safety and security.

LOCKERS

  • DO NOT STORE FLAMMABLE OR COMBUSTIBLE ITEMS IN LOCKERS
  • Stop by the Advising Office in 104 Art, M-F, 8am-4pm to rent a locker for the quarter or the academic year (Aut, Win, Spr). Cash or check only.
  • The deadline for clean out is the last day of finals for each quarter. Abandoned items will be disposed.

 

ART BUILDING EXHIBITION POLICES

  • Instructors and students must get approval from the Administrator of the School of Art + Art History + Design to install work outside the classroom. (Use of hallway bulletin boards and glass cases do not require approval.)
  • Submit a written description of the proposal two weeks prior to installation to the SoA Administrator, 102 Art. Forms are available in 104 Art.
  • The approval process considers issues of location, health and safety, fire code, environmental factors and potential building damage prior to approval.
  • Applicants will be notified of a decision within a week of the application

 

 

SAFETY

  • School of Art Safety + Emergency / Evacuation Plan (pdf)
  • Many of the substances and equipment used in creative processes can be hazardous to you and others if used incorrectly. Enrollment in a class requires the student to know, understand and comply with all safety and equipment use policies in each classroom/studio. These guidelines are distributed to students on the first day of each class.
  • Material Safety Data Sheets, and information on hazardous waste disposal, UW Health & Safety Policy and art hazards are available from the School of Art Administrator (Art Building, room 102) and on reserve in the Art Library.
  • Spray booths are provided for use of aerosols and their use is mandatory.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

  • The School of Art + Art History + Design reaffirms reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran in accordance with UW policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.

 

DISABILITY ACCOMMODATION

  • To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Student Disability Services, 448 Schmitz, (206) 543-8924 (V/TTY) oruwdss@uw.edu.
  • If you have a letter from Student Disability Services requesting academic accommodations, please present this to your instructor on the first day of class.

 

VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION

  • Preventing violence, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Call 911 for emergency help. Call 206-685-SAFE to report non-urgent threats or concerns.
  • Safe Campus: The mission of the SafeCampus campaign is to foster a safe and secure UW campus community. UW faculty, staff, and students share the responsibility of carrying out this mission.
  • SARIS: The Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence (SARIS) is a starting point for students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and experiences that are not labeled.
  • Sexual harassment, Non-discrimination and Title IX
  • Don’t walk alone. Campus safety guards can walk with you on campus after dark; callHusky NightWalk 206-685-WALK (9255).
  • NightRideis a shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for U-PASS members to get home at night. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
  • Connect toUW Alert. Register your mobile number to receive instant notification of campus emergencies via text and voice messaging. Sign up online at washington.edu/alert

 

Weekly Plan:

 

Week 1: Materials, Line, Shape / Negative Shape

Week 2: Gesture, Format, Composition

Week 3: Proportion, Measurement, Contour

Week 4: Proportion, Measurement, Cross-contour

Week 5: Linear perspective

Week 6: Atmospheric Perspective

Week 7: Value, Positive/Negative, Value Scale

Week 8: Value, Form, Mark

Week 9: Skeletal Framework, Intro to figure

Week 10: Figure Model

Catalog Description: 
Builds basic drawing skills, develops understanding of primary concepts which relate to drawing and develops an understanding of the grammar or syntax of two-dimensional language. Students move beyond their current knowledge and abilities and link new skills, concepts, and understandings to creative expressing.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 5, 2016 - 9:01pm

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