SRJC Course Outlines

6/14/2024 12:29:18 PMART 7B Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 7BTitle:  DRAWING & COMP II  
Full Title:  Drawing & Composition II
Last Reviewed:3/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled4.003 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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To pursue at greater depth those aspects of drawing offered in Art 7A and to introduce additional concepts and a greater variety and combin- ation of media and tools.  May involve concentration on a theme, subject or problem.  Work sessions in specific areas off campus.  (Repeat Code 8).

Art 7A or equivalent

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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To pursue at greater depth those aspects of drawing offered in Art 7A & to introduce additional concepts & a greater variety & combination of media & tools.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Art 7A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ARTS 205 Intermediate Drawing SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART7B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Reinforce perceptual awareness of visual elements and compositional
2.  Develop in greater depth, concepts covered in Art 7A: line, volume,
   light; space.
3.  Employ a greater variety of graphic media, tools, and surfaces.
4.  Develop confidence in using media and tools appropriately, flexibly
   and imaginatively.
5.  Cultivate independence and ability to critically analyze and judge
   one's own work and the work of others.
6.  Investigate the realm of the non-objective: the unconscious, gestural,
7.  Explore the imaginative, the fanciful.
8.  Involve a more personal approach, a greater self-expression.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Reinforce grasp of essential elements of drawing: gesture, shape,
mass, contour, plane, volume, space, light and shade, movement.
2.  Exercise basic drawing skills to apply these insights, using line,
tonal and textural contrasts, differentiations of sizes, sharpness,
variety of marks, etc.
3.  Become familiar with the combination of graphic media and tools such
as lithographic crayon used with-wash, bamboo sticks with ink, powdered
and stick, compressed charcoal with water, crayon with thinner, colored
pencils, tonal and colored pastel, etc.
4.  Involve a greater variety of papers and note how their surfaces com-
bine with various media to create differing effects.
5.  Exploit the techniques of collage and monotype as means to enrich
the possibilities of drawing.
6.  Consider stylistic concepts of historical precedent not covered in
Art 7A, such as Cubism, Surrealism, etc. for use as inspiration and
points of departure for further exploration.
7.  Elaborate upon areas such as Abstraction.
8.  Investigate more thoroughly the dynamics of space; deep space,
shallow space, reconciliation of two and three dimensional elements, the
mixing of viewpoints and eye-levels, the influence of size ratios, tone
texture, line and cage contrasts, etc.

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1.  Draw objects from various eye levels, using perspective as a means
of expression.
2.  Include several eye levels in a single drawing.
3.  Draw a still life in a series of various lighting situations.
4.  Erase areas on a vine-charcoal toned surface to create lights.  Add
charcoal for a deeper dark.
5.  Set up a still life with objects against a varied background.  Make
all values lower than a middle tone black and leave white all values in
the set up which are lighter than a middle tone.
6.  Reverse a black and white drawing to white on black, using chalk or
7.  Draw a subject considerably larger than life-size.
8.  Create a "landscape" from objects such as bones, or tools, etc.
9.  Draw the model in relation to an environment.
10. Stress the planer aspects of various subjects such as still life,
faces, interiors, the urban landscape, etc.
11.  Work "cubistically", using the work of Picasso, Braque, Gris, as a
12.  Draw non-objectively, employing gesture, rhythm, spontaneity, as a
13.  Create sequential or otherwise related images in a single drawing,
using a basic grid as initial layout.
14.  Do a textural drawing using only marks.
15.  Use only contour lines in a drawing.
16.  Include cut shapes collaged in your drawing to involve tonal,
textural, and spatial contrasts.
17.  Use the technique of monotype (painting on glass with printing inks)
for self-portraits, still life, landscape, etc.
18.  Use various means such as enlarging, cropping, simplification,
towards abstracting an object or image.
19.  Enlist the copy machine to reduce, enlarge, or vary the contrast
of images as a resource for re-drawing an image.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 60%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Class performances, PORTFOLIO
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
75 - 90%
A portfolio of completed work will be major basis for course grade. Other factors: attendance, attitude, attentiveness, effort, growth participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Drawing Handbook by Nathan Goldstein
Form, Space, and Vision by Graham Collier

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