VAFA103 Drawing II
The Arts Department: Visual Arts
- I. Course Number and Title
- VAFA103 Drawing II
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- VAFA100 (C or better) or permission of the Arts Department
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- In addition to class studio time, students work five hours outside of class each week. Students work with nude models.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course refines and expands the knowledge base and skill set developed in Drawing I. Students employ a variety of media to investigate three-dimensional illusion and compositional methods working from still life, figure, interiors and landscape. They additionally examine and practice contemporary concepts in drawing.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- create the illusion of 3-dimensional space on a 2-dimensional surface;
- produce cohesive compositions utilizing a variety of compositional strategies;
- identify and employ a variety of traditional and contemporary drawing practices; and
- critique and evaluate their own work and that of others in the class.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Practice drawing interiors and/or exterior architectural spaces using linear perspective.
- Employ a wide range of values to create the illusion of light on form.
- Utilize atmospheric perspective to create the illusion of space in landscape drawings
- use value to differentiate among foreground, middle ground and background.
- Employ specific compositional strategies to create visual flow in the picture plane.
- Explore a wide variety of dry and wet media such as pencil, graphite stick, charcoal, ink wash, watercolor and oil pastel.
- Investigate variations in scale such as working very large or very small.
- Explore contemporary drawing approaches in a variety of scenarios such as:
- schematic and conceptual drawing
- narrative structures and sequential imagery
- preparatory drawing and storyboards
- imaginative and personal subject matter
- scientific illustration
- exploration of political and social issues
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Course learning goals are assessed via group critiques of all projects, based on the successful design, execution, and completion of assigned projects.
- At least two individual critiques with the instructor are held each semester, to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students' overall progress.
- Students' portfolios are assessed for aesthetic quality and progress.
- Projects are assessed through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Slides, video, and digital technology are incorporated by instructor. See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015; Revised 6/3/2019;Revised 5/20