Skip to main content
Photo of a student studying in a library

Course Description

Art and Design - ART 120

Drawing: Theory and Elements (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course examines the elements of drawing in noted art works. Students study how artists use spatial and value relationships to create art and then summarize basic approaches to drawing and media.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine works of art where drawing was the primary approach to create emotion from the viewer.
  • Explain the ways in which drawings impact their intended audience.
  • Compare and contrast the relationship and importance of drawing to other art forms.
  • Analyze drawings, from established Art History sources, that effectively utilize traditional methods to achieve accurate spatial relationships to achieve accurate proportion.
  • Summarize how drawings show proportion and spatial relationships.
  • Analyze drawings, from established Art History sources, that effectively utilize traditional methods to achieve accurate value relationships to achieve form and dimension.
  • Critique drawings for basic form and dimension.
  • Explain how drawings create the illusion of depth by recording the effect of light on surfaces.
  • Illustrate drawings that utilize spatial differentiation.
  • Summarize how drawings show linear and atmospheric perspective.
  • Investigate compatibility of different drawing media with different surfaces.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 120140222Draw Theory & Elem 3Ewing K$37.009/20/0OpenR  12:30 PM-04:08 PM F400

Fall; 2017; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 120140217Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris S$37.002/20/0OpenM  08:00 AM-10:54 AM F400
 120140218Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris S$37.004/20/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F400
 120140219Draw Theory & Elem 3Pelc-Church N$37.005/20/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F400
 120140220Draw Theory & Elem 3Ewing K$37.0011/20/0OpenR  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F400
 120140221Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris C$37.002/20/0OpenT  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F400
 120240251Draw Theory & Elem 3Imirzian P$37.007/20/0OpenW  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC310

Winter; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 120110221Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris S$37.0019/20/0OpenW  08:00 AM-11:38 AM F400

Winter; 2018; ART AND DESIGN; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 120110218Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris C$37.0010/20/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F400
 120110219Draw Theory & Elem 3Sarris C$37.006/20/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F400
 120110220Draw Theory & Elem 3Ewing K$37.0013/20/0OpenT  01:00 PM-03:54 PM F400
 120110254Draw Theory & Elem 3Ewing K$37.0014/20/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F400