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ARW401: Drawing S (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Visual Arts
COURSE TITLE: Drawing S
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
CODE: ARW401
TYPE: RP
CREDITS:
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
SUGGESTED PREPARATION: Fundamentals of Art

Major Concepts/Content: The drawing course is designed for students who want to explore drawing as a means of self-expression. The course activities develop students’ skills in the techniques and styles of drawing media, Students explore the two and three-dimensional aspects in drawing and develop personal expression.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will provide practice in using a variety of drawing tools and materials. Students will create drawings that use several widely recognized techniques, such as contour and gestures, and will demonstrate the ability to use several drawing media effectively. Techniques for pre-serving and presenting drawings will be taught in the course. Visits to art galleries, studios, and museums will be included when feasible

Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to demonstrate the proper care and storage of drawing tools and materials. Projects will be evaluated on Originality, craftsmanship, effort, time utilization, and quality with consideration given to the individual or student’s talent, experience, and/or limitations. Both written and oral tests will be used to evaluate knowledge of course content.

Essential Expectations: Upon successful completion of Drawing S course, the student should be able to:
Upon completion of the drawing course, students should be able to:

  1. Create Works of Art
    • Demonstrate several drawing techniques, e.g., cross hatch and value study.
    • Demonstrate several drawing methods, e.g., contour and sketching.
    • Demonstrate one- and two-point perspective.
    • Display proficiency in a variety of drawing media.
    • Demonstrate composition skills in drawing.
    • Use a variety of drawing tools, including computers.
    • Use a variety of drawing materials.
    • Demonstrate techniques for preserving and presenting drawings.
    • Maintain an art portfolio and a sketchbook/journal.
  2. Demonstrate Aesthetic Perception
    • Discuss the relationship between drawing and other art forms.
    • Discuss the effectiveness of expression in selected drawings.
  3. Develop Knowledge of Art Heritage
    • Name artists whose drawings are representative of several significant political and/or social movements.
    • Identify ways in which drawing is utilized in the commercial, the industrial, and the scientific worlds.
    • Discuss artists who have produced significant drawings.
    • Identify the drawings of prominent artists.
    • Identify career options related to drawing.
  4. Utilize Critical Judgment of the Visual Arts
    • Discuss the effective use of drawing media.
    • Compare the media used in several drawings.
    • Critique their own drawings and the drawings of their peers.
    • Assist in the selection of drawings for exhibition purposes.

Course Notes: Repeatable Course - Subsequent Enrollment Requires More Rigor.