Drawing as Visual Language
Students will be able to understand the elements and principles of design as applied to drawing practice and understand the concepts and terminology necessary to discuss visual ideas in meaningful ways. Students will also be able to analyze representational modes of visual communication.
Linear Drawing Concepts
Students will be able to work from life in creating drawings that demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and practical proficiency in linear drawing methods including gesture, contour, sighting, and perspective construction.
Tonal Drawing Concepts
Student will be able to apply an understanding of the interaction of light with matter to develop tonal drawings that describe three-dimensional forms, spatial relations, surface materials, textures, and atmospheric effects using value contrast.
Drawing Methods, Media, and Process
Students will be able to apply methods, processes, skills and techniques for compositional sketches ("thumbnails"), observational studies, design ideation, and imaginative conceptualization.
Visual Perception, Aesthetics, and Craft
Students will be able to demonstrate an enhanced visual perception, aesthetic sensitivity, craftsmanship, and fluency in drawing media.