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This course will continue to refine the rendering and presentation skills learned in Drawing I. Students will concentrate on the use of colored drawing pigments. Individual directions and expressions will be developed. Subjects will be assigned and students will be responsible for their own subject matter and still-life arrangements. Drawings will be done exclusively from direct observation.
Matting, mounting and presentation will compose 1/5 of your final grade. Critiques will review and discuss properly presented work. A final portfolio will consist of all drawings, both in-class and out-of-class assignments. One framed piece is required and you are encouraged to enter this piece in the Annual Student Exhibition.
Students will continue development of eye/hand coordination, the ability to construct successful compositions, skills in handling a focused drawing media and various techniques of rendering. Visual and conceptual problem-solving. Convincingly translate a 3-d object onto a 2-d surface. Processes and techniques. Visual language and vocabulary. Presentation skills: matting, mounting and framing. This course will train students to perceive the physical appearance and potential for expression of color. Challenging resources and references will be used to construct complex drawing projects.
CLASSROOM PROCEDURE and ACTIVITIES
Introduction of technique(s) and media. Historical and contemporary examples shown, explained and displayed. Demonstration(s) and vocabulary covered. Explanation of purpose of assignments. Classroom practice, out-of-class practice, problem-solving, revision, one-on-one discussion and analysis, class discussion and analysis, individual evaluation. Professor instructs by presentation of techniques and concepts, inviting interaction by questions and responses, opinions and dialogue. Additionally, students are encouraged to interact with each other and their work in order to practice the discipline of objective observation/criticism and improve/make progress their drawings. Students should understand that progress is directly related to how much time is spent practicing drawing – those who spend the most time drawing inside AND outside of class are those who learn the fastest and gain the most skill.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
1. Acquire a visual art vocabulary.
2. Composition skills; how the elements and principles apply.
3. Approach and awareness concerning visual presentation.
4. Presentation skills.
5. Technical skill with a variety of drawing media.
6. Conceptual and visual problem-solving.
7. Knowledge of history of drawing and contemporary attitudes.
8. Practice of drawing skills a minimum of 12 hours per week.
9. How to communicate individual aesthetic concerns through a drawing.
10. Objective observation and evaluation.
11. To appreciate drawing as a discipline, and drawing as an end in itself.
No text required. Some are recommended, below. Also, as an artist is discussed in class and examples are show, students should seek out published volumes of these artists work from the library.
Recommended Reading: 1. The Art of Responsive Drawing, by Nathan Goldstein. Prentice-Hall. 1999 ISBN 09-13-597931-5 2. Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards. Houghton Mifflin. 1990 ISBN 0-87477-088-2 3. A Drawing Handbook, by Nathan Goldstein. Prentice-Hall, NJ. 1986 4. A Guide to Drawing, by Mendelowitz and Wakeham. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY. 1988 5. The Art of Drawing, by Bernard Chaet. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NJ. 1978 6. Drawing: Space, Form, Expression by Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters. Prentice-Hall, NJ. 1987 7.The Natural Way to Draw, by Kimon Nicolaides. Houghton Mifflin, Boston. 1941-present 8. Drawing: A Studio Guide, by Lu Bro. W.W.Norton, NY. 1978 9. Drawing Dimensions, by Cynthia Dantzic. Prentice-Hall. 1999 ISBN 0-13-220153-4 10. Drawing, A Contemporary Approach, by Teel Sale and Claudia Betti. Thompson-Wadsworth. 2008 ISBN-10:0-495-09491-9 11. Drawing Basics, by Jacklyn St. Aubyn. Thompson-Wadsworth. 2007. ISBN 0-495-00628-9 12. The Craft of Drawing, by Dan Wood. Harcourt Brace. 1988. ISBN 0-15-5155-40-7 13. Creative Drawing, by Howard Smagula. Brown & Benchmark. 1993. ISBN 0-697-14954-4 14. Drawing as Expression, by Sandy Brooke. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2007. ISBN 0-13-194005-8 15. Drawing to See, by Nathan Goldstein & Harriet Fishman. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2005. ISBN 0-13-098178-8.
Your actual materials cost is found on www.dickblick.com. The cost of Drawing II in Spring 2012 was an average of $300.00 per individual. This includes purchase of matboards, foamcore and other presentation materials. This semester’s cost ranges from $50.00 - $200.00 depending on materials you may already have. Framing may be an extra cost.
Evaluation of each drawing is based on the following:
1. Technical Quality: Presentation skills, craft of using materials and tools, rendering skills, observational skills.
2. Aesthetic Quality: Compositional skills, level of ambition, drawing complexity, imagination, awareness of contemporary and historical drawing, critical judgement.
3. Quality of Content: You will be developing your own visual and intellectual statments. The substance of whatyou have to say and howyou say it will be evaluated.
UNDERSTANDING OTHER CRITERIA OF ACHIEVEMENT
The following are characteristics of people who are successful in this course:
1. Positive attitude.
2. Superior attendance – they want to be in class and they enjoy drawing.
3. Work is submitted on time, every time.
4. Consistently works for at least 6 hours outside of class every week on drawing skills; spends additional time practicing presentation skills.
5. Drawings exhibit advancement and progress in technical skill areas.
6. Drawings exhibit advancement and progress in aesthetic skill areas.
7. They work hard and understand that learning to draw is challenging – it takes time and practice.
8. They pay attention to what the professor is saying and take notes.
9. They are able to focus and concentrate on what they are doing – they are seldom distracted by others.
10. Are willing to change and accept the constructive criticism/observations/advice that the professor offers.
11. Never allow their personal frustration to interrupt or disturb others concentration and peacefulness by vocalizing or acting out during drawing sessions.
12. Are respectful of the professor, other students, and the environment.
13. Understand that the casual atmosphere of the studio is for everyone’s benefit, and do not abuse the priviledge.
14. Conducts personal research and checks out books from the library. They know that looking at Old Master’s and contemporary drawings teach them composition, technique, methods of refinement, presentation and assist with making better personal judgements. They can also ask the professor questions they have concerning these artists and their work.
A (90 – 100) = indicates excellent work
B (80 – 89) = indicates good work
C (70 – 79) = indicates satisfactory work
D (60 – 69) = indicates passing work
F (59 and below) = indicates failing work
A final portfolio is required. It will consist of all completed drawings, both in-class and out-of-class assignments. One of these pieces should be framed. All other pieces must be properly presented. Portfolios should be professional: black tie or zipper style. Please include your cost analysis sheet TOTALED.
Class assignments, outside-of-class assignments, all assignments are evaluated for grades. Late work is unacceptable. Incomplete work, unsubmitted work, work not attempted, late work, etc. will receive an evaluation of 0%. Portfolio content, drawing quality, presentation quality, effort, attitude and attendance all contribute to final grade assessment.
At Midwestern State University the faculty member exercises appropriate academic freedom in the selection of topics, texts and teaching methodology. In order to maximize the opportunity for all students to participate and learn, the faculty member has the freedom and responsibility to maintain a standard of student behavior and to control the classroom consistent with this code of conduct. The student is expected to be aware of the basic tenets of this code of conduct (see Student Handbook).
Consistent with this freedom and responsibility to ensure an appropriate learning environment for all students, the faculty member may drop a student from class for disruptive or unruly conduct, for excessive absences or chronic tardiness (see attendance policy), for failure to complete assignments in a timely manner, or for academic dishonesty (see cheating policy). A student withdrawn for such reasons may be given a course grade of "F".
Attendance is required at every class. If a justifiable or authorized absence should occur, it is the responsibility of the student to inform and to arrange with the instructor the make-up of all work missed. A justifiable excuse is a signed MD's excuse or a death in the family. An authorized absence is for University related business and must be arranged through the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A student with excessive absences (more than 5) regardless of excuse and/or indifferent attitude toward work may be dropped from a course by the instructor with an automatic grade of "F". More than three unexcused absences, tardiness or leaving class early will adversely affect your final grade.
Note: missing a critique in a studio class is equivalent to missing an exam in a lecture class. Do not submit late work - this is unacceptable.
Disruption of any type (headsets, interruptive talking, fighting, exhibiting an arrogant lack of respect for the instructor, lack of proper conduct in the learning environment, attitude problems, etc.) and behavioral problems will not be tolerated. Students will risk being dropped from the class and consequently receiving an "F" for displays of this nature. The instructor will determine what is inappropriate behavior. **VERY IMPORTANT: Students are advised to TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONES!!!!!during class.
(If there is an emergency situation, it is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor.)
1. Ringing cell phones will not be tolerated and cell phones will be confiscated until class is over.
2. Upon the second violation, a report will be filed with the Dean of Students and the instructor will confiscate the phone.
3. IF there is a third violation, the phone will be confiscated and turned in to the Dean of Students, where the student can reclaim their phone AFTER being counseled.
MAINTENANCE OF CLASSROOM FACILITY
It is expected that each individual respect this work facility. You are responsible for clean-up and maintenance of your own work area, table, floor, and counters. In addition, the general studio area of shared facilities will be kept clean and orderly. These areas will be cleaned immediately upon completion of the individual's task. These are continuous expectations throughout the duration of the semester. In-class drawing sessions will be terminated to allow for class time clean-up after every drawing session. When working in the studio outside of class, each student will follow through with personal clean-up of their workspace.
BUILDING HOURS AND USE
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm (Use south entrance)
The University policy regarding Sunday Building Use, is: No students are allowed to work in the facility without the presence of their studio faculty member. That faculty member must be present at all times, or the student must leave the building. This is the policy and it will be enforced.
Other than Sunday, if you are in the building before lock-up, you may stay as long as you are working. Student ID and proof of enrollment in class is required after hours. Absolutely no guests, family members, boy or girl friends will be allowed after the building is closed. If you have a problem and need assistance, call campus police ext. 4239.
Dangerous equipment and materials are located throughout this building. DO NOT BRING CHILDREN INTO THESE ENVIRONMENTS. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS THAT OCCUR!!! Report any destruction or theft immediately to police and an instructor.
MSU Policy #4.123 regarding children brought to the workplace is as follows: "Students, faculty and staff employees must have a safe study or work environment which is free of unnecessary distractions and interruptions. It is therefore the policy of the university that dependent children not be cared for in campus facilities and grounds (i.e., offices, classrooms, library, student center, physical education buildings, south campus, etc.) during normal working or scheduled classroom or activity hours." If you have any questions regarding this policy, please call the Personnel Office, ext. 4221.
RETAINING AND RETURN OF STUDENT WORK
If work is left in the studio longer than (1) one month after the end of the semester, the department has the right to dispose of or use the unclaimed work for any purpose. Also, the department reserves the privilege of retaining desired student work for reference or exhibition purposes. If the student, upon due notification, does not claim his work after a three month period, the Department will have the right to dispose of it.
GALLERY OPENING REQUIRMENT | SPRING 2013
There are three required attendances to gallery exhibitions. A separate sheet will be distributed.