SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 12:53:37 AMART 7B Course Outline as of Summer 2010

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 7BTitle:  DRAWING & COMP 2  
Full Title:  Drawing and Composition 2
Last Reviewed:3/14/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Pursues in greater depth those aspects of drawing offered in ART 7A; also introduces additional concepts and a greater variety and combination of media and tools. May involve concentration on a theme, subject or problem. Work sessions scheduled in specific areas off campus.

Course Completion of ART 7A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Pursues at greater depth those aspects of drawing offered in ART 7A; also introduces additional concepts and a greater variety and combination of media and tools. May involve concentration on a theme, subject, or problem. Work sessions scheduled in specific areas off campus.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of ART 7A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate improved perceptual awareness of visual elements and compositional concerns.
2.  Develop and apply the concepts of line, volume, light, tonal and textural contrasts, and space in greater depth.
3.  Employ a greater variety of graphic media, tools, and surfaces.
4.  Demonstrate competence in using this greater range of media and tools appropriately, flexibly, and imaginatively.
5.  Demonstrate independence and ability to critically analyze and judge one's own work and the work of others.
6.  Investigate the non-objective: the unconscious, the gestural, the spontaneous, the improvisational.
7. Involve a more personal approach to and greater self-expression in drawing.
8.  Define health and safety issues that could arise from the use of graphic arts materials. Properly use spray fixatives, inks and other drawing materials safely.

Topics and Scope
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I. Drawing Materials
    A. Graphite pencil
    B. Conte crayon
    C. Vine and compressed charcoal
    D. Ink
    E. Pastel
    F. Other color media
II. Composition
    A. Filling the compositional space with greater complexity
         1. Positive and negative shape
         2. Overlapping shape
    B. Point of view, perspective
         1. One and two point perspective, aerial perspective
         2. Symmetry/Asymmetry
III. Proportion, in greater depth:
    A. Proportion of a single object
    B. Proportional relationships between objects
         1. Sight measuring
         2. Plumb lines
         3. Greater use of axis lines
IV. Value
    A. Planar value
    B. Volumetric
    C. Value scale of greater complexity
    D. Color introduced as means of achieving value
    E. Greater exploration of light logic
V. Color Techniques
    A. Color theory in relation to value in drawing
    B. Techniques of colored pencil, pastel and felt tip pens
VI. Advanced Drawing Application
    A. Basic elements of drawing          
          1. Gesture
         2. Contour
         3. Shape
         4. Mass
         5. Plane
          6. Space
         7. Value
    B. Specific techniques
          1. Cross hatching
         2. Cross contour
         3. Stippling
         4. Subtractive drawing
         5. Laying down ink washes
         6. Brush drawing
         7. Continuous toning through rubbing and erasing
         8. Modeling
    C. Influences of size, scale and shape of format
     D. Symbolic content of drawing
          1. Metaphor
         2. Symbol
         3. Narrative
VII. Critique One's Work and the Work of Others
         A. Analysis of formal elements of drawing
         B. Role of content and expression in drawing
         C. Context of drawing historical and contemporary application of drawing
VIII. Health and Safety
         A. Correct use of spray fixative
         B. Powdered charcoal
         C. Safe studio maintenance and clean-up procedure

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1. Read from books on reserve in the library.
2. View works of art in local and bay area exhibitions, including SRJC Art Gallery.
3. Write 3-4 critical responses to shows at the SRJC Art Gallery.
4. Create a series of drawings of an object observed from a variety of viewpoints.
5. Create a portfolio of drawings demonstrating skills learned in class.
6. Include multiple eye levels in a single drawing.
7. Draw still life objects in a series of lighting situations.
8.Translate a completed black and white drawing into a white drawing on black paper.
9. Alter scale of an object to increase impact and emphasis.
10. Draw a figure from a model in relation to studio setting locating figure in space.
11. Create thumbnails or studies of unposed figures in the campus environment.
12. Use various methods such as enlarging and distortion to simplify as a means of abstraction.
13. Use techniques of monotype, painting on glass with printing inks, for self-portraits and landscape.
14. Expand upon value in drawing by use of color using graphic materials.
15. Independent study will be required of all students. A series of assignments/critiques in the Art Gallery or on the Art Gallery website will be completed in order to enhance existing course content. A minimum of 4.25 hours of gallery study will be required per semester.

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
10 - 20%
Write a critical analysis of an art exhibit from the SRJC Art Gallery.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
1. Using a group of objects, create a composition filling the visual field by using the concept of negative and positive space. 2. Draw cylindrical, spherical objects from different perspectives.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Demonstrations of skills or competencies. Oral analysis and critique. Projects (graded on skill demonstration).
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
55 - 75%
A portfolio of completed work.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Drawing Essentials (1st), Rockman. Oxford University Press: 2009.
Instructor prepared materials.

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