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ART 190 D: Introduction to Drawing

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Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
ART 301
SLN: 
22779
Instructor:
Lucy Copper

Syllabus Description:

ART 190: Introduction to Drawing

 

Fall Quarter 2018

MW 2:30-5:20

Room: ART 304

Instructor: Lucy Copper

Email: coppem2@uw.edu

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

This course will introduce some of the fundamental components of visual language through the concepts of drawing. We will learn basic vocabulary to describe the 3 dimensional world in 2 dimensions, using a variety of approaches and engaging with historical sources.

 

OBJECTIVE

  • Learn drawing vocabulary: both the words (value, space, gesture, contour, etc) and their application
  • Strengthen powers of observation and perception
  • Synthesize concepts and develop expressive language

 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Attendance is extremely important; almost all of what we will learn will be in class. If a student consistently misses class meetings, they will quickly fall behind on the concepts. In cases where a student must miss a class (illness, doctor, emergency, etc), they should contact the instructor.
  • If a student misses a class, they are responsible for contacting the instructor to get the homework assignment and a re-cap of ideas covered in class.
  • Engagement is key: no phone use in class, and no headphones unless given explicit permission.
  • Students are expected to participate and engage fully with the exercises in class, contribute to the critiques, and complete their assignments. Failure to do so will negatively impact the student’s performance.
  • Assignments should be completed by their due date. We will critique the previous homework assignment in the next class meeting.
  • Drawings take time: make sure to set aside enough time to complete the homework assignments well before they are due. Rushed drawings do not allow enough time for the student to reflect and change what needs to be changed.  

 

GRADING

Participation: 30%

  • Attendance
  • Engagement
  • Self assessment and revision

Homework: 20%

  • Completing assignments on time
  • Demonstrating a good understanding of concepts

Portfolio: 50%

  • Midterm drawing
  • Final drawing
  • All in-class assignments

 

Grades will be heavily dependent upon showing up to class meetings and participating, both in class and in the homework. This means being prepared for class, listening, asking questions, concentrating, and applying oneself to the in-class exercises, and completing the homework assignments in a timely manner, to the best of your ability.

In grading individual drawings, most of the grade is based on how well the drawing fulfills the requirements set forth in the assignment.

 

  • 3.9-4.0 (A): The highest quality possible performance in all aspects of the course with work exemplifying exceptional quality. Exhibits outstanding creative potential
  • 3.5-3.8 (A-): 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.
  • 3.2-3.4 (B+): High performance in most aspects of the course. Very good chance of success in subsequent courses in the field. Exhibits creative potential.
  • 2.9-3.1 (B): 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.
  • 2.5-2.8 (B-): Demonstrates the minimum amount of research needed to complete the course with satisfactory performance.
  • 2.2-2.4 (C+) Met basic requirements in most of the course, with the remainder being somewhat substandard.
  • 1.9-2.1 (C): Evidence of some learning, but generally substandard performance. Marginal chance of success for subsequent courses in field.

 

ASSIGNMENTS

I will typically assign homework on Wednesday and it will be due the following Monday. Students should devote at minimum 3 hours of work to their homework assignments.

 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

The class will concentrate on the use of LINE during weeks 1-6 and VALUE during weeks 7-11.

 

WEEK 1: INTRO

WEEK 2: LINE AND GESTURE

WEEK 3: MEASUREMENT AND PROPORTION

WEEK 4: PERSPECTIVE

WEEK 5: CONTOUR AND CROSS-CONTOUR MIDTERM DRAWING ASSIGNED

WEEK 6: MIDTERM DRAWING DUE; FIGURE-GROUND AND ATMOSPHERIC PERSPECTIVE; 

WEEK 7: INTRO TO VALUE

WEEK 8: VALUE AND LIGHT

WEEK 9: VALUE, LIGHT, SPACE, MARK MAKING; 

WEEK 10: SYNTHESIS OF TOPICS

WEEK 11: FINAL PROJECTS

FINAL CRITIQUE: TUESDAY, DEC 11 2:30 PM

 

PLAGIARISM

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.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The School of Art + Art History + Design 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.

  

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Student Disability Services, 448 Schmitz, (206) 543-8924 (V/TTY) or uwdss@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.

 

SAFETY

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; call Husky NightWalk 206-685-WALK (9255).
  • NightRide is a shuttle service that provides a safe and easy way for U-PASS members to get home at night. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible.
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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)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 17, 2018 - 9:20pm

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