Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

ART 101 - Drawing I

Credits: 4
LEC hours per week: 2
LAB hours per week: 4
Introductory course which explores the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media such as charcoal, pen and ink, oil pastel, and mixed media. Appreciation and study of drawings by major artists are also included. Daily assignments and lab hours required. Materials to be purchased.
Course Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate increased hand and eye coordination.
  • Explain and apply major terms, vocabulary, methods, concepts, and theories relevant to drawing.
  • Use tools and materials proficiently.
  • Experiment with a variety of techniques.
  • Construct drawings from observation and imagination.
  • Demonstrate ethical and responsible use of media and information.
Course Topics:
  1. Hand and eye coordination
  2. Basic art vocabulary and drawing terminology
  3. Analysis and evaluation of drawings
  4. Introduction to materials, techniques, and styles of drawing
  5. Discovery and enjoyment of the expressive qualities that drawing can offer the individual
  6. Ethical and responsible use of media and information
  7. The formal elements of art and the principles of design
  8. Figure ground relationships and positive and negative space
  9. Composition
  10. Perspective
  11. Composition
  12. Proportion and measure
  13. Drawing from observation
  14. Drawing from imagination
Course Attribute(s): Humanities/Perf Arts