Drawing 1

Course Details

Course Number: 1313  Section Number: 101

Fall 2011

Location: Fain Fine Arts Center

Classroom Number: C116

Days & Times:

 

Drawing I-1313-101                                              MW 9:00am-11:50pm

Syllabus

Fall 2011



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MSU Faculty Member
Catherine Prose   
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Course Objectives

OBJECTIVE:
In this course students will:
1. Demonstrate competence in the use of a variety of art materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink, conte’ crayon and different types of paper.
2. Learn to observe, perceive and draw the shape of a space.
3. Demonstrate liner perspective for delineating space in a drawing.
4. Use proportion and tonality to indicate position of a form in space.
5. Study the history of drawing from master drawings and its connection to contemporary approaches to making art.
The focus of this class will be drawing from observation, both inside and outside class. Wear comfortable clothes and expect to get your hands dirty!
 


Course Expectations


 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Attendance 20%
  2. Sketch Book- documentation of the development of ideas (images) and record of processes. 10%
  3. Drawing assignments:

            Right side and left side brain teaser (approximately 20)

            Inside class assignments (approximately 7) 20%

            Outside class assignments (approximately 10) 20%

  1.       Final Portfolio- consisting of the following:

            Two drawings which are mounted, matted and polyester covered 10%

            Your best 4 inside assignments

            Your best 5 outside assignments

            Final assignment (must also be matted) 20%

            Midterm evaluation form













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Grading Standards

 

Midterm and Final Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

Evaluation Explanation:

A=        Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B=        Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C=        Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater need        for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D=        Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic      understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F=        Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,         perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of necessary time            and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   


Submission Format Policy

PROJECTS:

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction. CRITIQUES:allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the next class period attended. > IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three > YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind you that a project was due during your absence.> Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in on time.All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction. CRITIQUES:allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the next class period attended. > IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three > YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind you that a project was due during your absence.> Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in on time.All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.PROJECTS:


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Attendance and attitude are influencing factors. You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.
You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences you run the risk of being penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.
 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.