Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Updated Course Schedule for the TR 9:30 Class

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ART 111-1 – Introduction to Drawing – 3 Semester Hours
Fall 2015
TR 9:30-10:45 AM, Dickey Fine Arts 130
Bethel University
Instructor:  Jason Cole
Week 6
9-24
Ruler Drawings (Planar analysis/line variation)
o    Work from still life
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencils, yardstick, eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)

Week 7 MID-TERM
9-29
Ruler Drawings (Planar analysis/line variation)
o    Work from still life
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencils, yardstick, eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
10-1
MID-TERM SKETCHBOOKS DUE @ 9:30 AM
Ruler Drawings (Planar analysis/line variation)
o    Work from still life
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencils, yardstick, eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
Outside Assignment:
o    Ruler drawing: Portrait
o    Head in planes
o    Work from observation of a sitter
o    Reduce the head to a series of planes which clearly define the volume of the head as well as major features such as eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and hair
o    Include surrounding space
o    Line only
o    Materials
·          2B, 4B, 6B charcoal pencils, yardstick, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (18”x24”)

Week 8
10-6
Line: Blind and controlled contour
o    Line quality (weight, width, value, space, thin/thick, dartk/light, fast/slow, push/pull)
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol (18”x24” or larger)
Gesture Drawings (Line and mass gesture and combination)
o    Materials
§   Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol

*FALL BREAK OCTOBER 8-11*

Week 9
10-13
Line: Blind and controlled contour
o    Line quality (weight, width, value, space, thin/thick, dartk/light, fast/slow, push/pull)
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol (18”x24” or larger)
Gesture Drawings (Line and mass gesture and combination)
o    Materials
§   Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol
10-15
Line: Blind and controlled contour
o    Line quality (weight, width, value, space, thin/thick, dartk/light, fast/slow, push/pull)
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol
Gesture Drawings (Line and mass gesture and combination)
o    Materials
§   Charcoal pencil, black conte, sharpened stick and ink, several sheets of newsprint & Bristol
Outside Assignment:
o    Blind contour: Self-portrait
o    Draw 4 self-portraits in blind contour as we did in class.
o    1 in conte, 1 in pencil, 1 in stick and ink, 1 in brush and ink.
o    Work from a mirror
o    Line only
o    Materials
·          Black conte, ink, pencil, sharpened stick, bamboo brush, 2 sheets of newsprint (18”x24”) for dry material, 2 sheets of Bristol (18”x24”) for ink

Week 10
10-20
Free hand Perspective, Blocking-in Compositions, Line Quality, Loosening Up, Loose to Tight
o    Work from still life of complex objects
o    Draw “through” objects
o    Materials
·          2B, 4B, 6B charcoal pencils, hard eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)

10-22
Continued: Free hand Perspective, Blocking-in Compositions, Line Quality, Loosening Up, Loose to Tight
o    Work from still life of complex objects
o    Draw “through” objects
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencils, hard eraser newsprint (18”x24”)
Outside Assignment:
o    Paper Loops and Curls
o    Cut out at least 2 strips of drawing paper approximately 2”x24”
o    Attach strips to an non-patterned wall and light them
o    Draw from this still life 4 times from different angles
o    Emphasize line variation to heighten the illusion of three dimensional space
o    Line only
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, hard eraser, 4 sheets of newsprint (18”x24”)

Week 11
10-27
Continued: Free hand Perspective, Blocking-in Compositions, Line Quality, Loosening Up, Loose to Tight
o    Work from still life of complex objects
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencils, hard eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
10-29
REVIEW SKETCHBOOKS
Continued: Free hand Perspective, Blocking-in Compositions, Line Quality, Loosening Up, Loose to Tight
o    Work from still life of complex objects
o    Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, hard eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
Outside Assignment:
o    Exterior with Objects
o    Work from an outdoor view with objects defining the space
o    Examples: a parking lot with vehicles, a fenced-in patio with furniture, a sidewalk with parking meters, etc.
o    Use free hand perspective and line variation to heighten the illusion of three dimensions and the deeper space of exterior vs. still life
o    Line only
o    Materials
·          Drawing pencils or charcoal pencils, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (22”x30”)

Week 12
11-3
Line: Controlled contour, Limited Value, Placement
o    Work from skeleton still life
o    Materials
·          Black conté hard eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
11-5
Line: Controlled contour, Finished to Unfinished, Limited Value, Placement
o    Work from skeleton still life
o    Materials
·          Black conté hard eraser, newsprint (18”x24”)
Week 13
11-10
Line: Controlled contour, Limited Value, Placement
o    Work from skeleton still life
o    Materials
·          Black conté, hard eraser, white bond paper (18”x24”)
11-12
Line: Controlled contour, Finished to Unfinished, Limited Value, Placement
o    Work from skeleton still life
o    Materials
·          Black conté, hard eraser, white bond paper (18”x24”)
Outside Assignment:
o    Controlled Contour: Self-portrait
o    Work from mirror
o    Line only
o    Materials
·          Black conté, hard eraser, good-quality white paper (22”x30”)
Week 14
11-17
Line & Limited Value on Toned Paper
·          Work from still life or outdoors
·          Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conté, white conté, toned (warm or cool) charcoal paper.
11-19
Line & Limited Value on Toned Paper
·          Work from still life or outdoors
·          Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conté, white conté, toned (warm or cool) charcoal paper.
Week 15
11-24
Line & Limited Value on Toned Paper
·          Work from still life or outdoors
·          Materials
·          Charcoal pencil, black conté, white conté, toned (warm or cool) charcoal paper.

*THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY – NOVEMBER 26-29*

FINALS WEEK
Monday, 11-30

PORTFOLIO AND SKETCHBOOK DUE @ 3:30 PM — PICKUP @ 6:00 PM

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