ART 113: Drawing II

Class Program
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Meets Degree Requirements For
Humanities with Performance

Continuation of study of the principles of drawing from observation, with investigation of proportion, modeling and perspective in various drawing media.

Grading Basis

Course Learning Outcomes

Core Topics

Further development of the concepts introduced in Drawing I (ART 110), including:


  1. Measure and proportion, including:
    • Regular measure processes (natural and man-made subject on 4x4 grid)
    • Variable measure processes (symmetrical and asymmetrical subject)
    • Active and passive shapes (natural and man-made subject)
  2. Light and shadow, including:
    • Chiaroscuro on simple volumes.
    • Chiaroscuro on complex volumes
    • Textures and material surfaces (textured, metallic and transparent subjects)
    • Indirect light and tenebroso (indirect light on volumes and tenebroso light on volumes)
  3. Foreshortening and perspective, including:
    • Foreshortening of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional subjects
    • Vanishing point perspective of 1-point perspective subjects and 2-point perspective subjects
  4. This course will place greater emphasis on the development of individual approaches to form and media.