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ARTS 100
Drawing I Spring 2021 (also offered Fall 2020)
Division I

Class Details

The goal of the course is to provide training in basic two dimensional design concepts like composition, value, space, proportion and line as well as a critical perspective on drawing in the 21st C. Observational drawing skills will be taught asynchronously in short daily lessons within six, week-long segments. Assignments with roots in 20th C Avant-garde and 21st C global practice will be interspersed within these skill-building lessons to provide students with a critical contrast to traditional approaches to drawing and opportunities for individual expression. Since this class will be taught remotely, we will meet online as a class for slide talks and discussion, as well as in small groups of 3 or 4 for critique. So that students may work in a domestic setting, the size of the assignments are modest and the materials like pencil, brush pen, and colored paper are clean. In order to submit assignments, students will need access to a digital camera, such as a cell phone.
The Class: Format: studio; This is a remote class with 6 weeks of short, daily, asynchronous demonstrations and assignments, which can be completed in approximately 60 - 90 minutes a day. Interspersed between these 6 weekly units, students will be given a single assignment to be completed over the course of the week. The class will meet twice a week, once as a full class for slide talks and discussion and again in small groups for critique.
Limit: 12
Expected: 12
Class#: 4972
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: successful application of new skills, development of concept, participation in class, effort, timeliness and attendance
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: art majors, first years, sophomores, juniors, seniors
Materials/Lab Fee: $200 -$300. Materials will be shipped directly to students.
Distributions: Division I

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