ARTS 1316 Drawing I


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  • State Approval Code: 5007055226
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3
  • Lecture Hours per Week: 3
  • Lab Hours per Week: 3
  • Contact Hours per Semester: 96

Catalog Description

Introduction to the basic discipline of drawing through the use of still-life, landscape, architecture, and conceptual ideas.  3-3-3

Course Curriculum

Basic Intellectual Compentencies in the Core Curriculum

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Critical thinking

Perspectives in the Core Curriculum

  • Develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments.
  • Use logical reasoning in problem solving.

Core Components and Related Exemplary Educational Objectives

Communication (composition, speech, modern language)

  • To understand the importance of specifying audience and purpose and to select appropriate communications choices.
  • To understand and appropriately apply modes of expression, i.e. descriptive, expositive, narrative, scientific, and self-expressive, in written, visual, and oral communication.
  • To participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.

Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts

  • To demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • To understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
  • To respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To engage in the creative process or interpretive performance and comprehend the physical and intellectual demands required of the author or visual or performing artist.
  • To articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • To develop an appreciation for the aesthetic principles that guide or govern the humanities and arts.
  • To demonstrate knowledge of the influence of literature, philosophy, and/or the arts on intercultural experiences.

Instructional Goals and Purposes

Panola College's instructional goals include 1) creating an academic atmosphere in which students may develop their intellects and skills and 2) providing courses so students may receive a certificate/an associate degree or transfer to a senior institution that offers baccalaureate degrees.

General Course Objectives

General Course Objectives:

  1. Students will experience the basic drawing materials.
  2. Students will practice drawing techniques.
  3. Students will use the Visual Elements and Principles of Design in creating a strong composition.
  4. Students will practice their drawing by maintaining a drawing journal during the semester.
  5. Students will critique their work in a group setting.
  6. Students will exhibit their work.

Specific Course Objectives

1.     Application of  basic drawing materials-drawing pencils, charcoal,

papers, etc..

2.    Demonstration of the general guidelines in gesture drawing techniques.

3.    Create in contour and cross-contour drawing and a personal

linear style.

4.    Application of value relationships and its expressive use.

5.    An ability to define actual and visual texture using different drawing

materials and techniques.

6.  Use of the picture plane combining placement, figure-ground

interactions, balance, rhythm and repetition

7.  Application of linear perspective (one and two point).

8.    Demonstration of the construction of the human head and familiarity of

of specific areas such as eyes, ears, lips, mouth, and hair.

9. Demonstration of drawing cubic, cylindrical, spherical and conical objects

and relating them to all drawn objects.

10.  Experience a Group Critique.

11. Create a drawing journal.

12. Exhibit work.

General Description of Each Lecture or Discussion

Students in all sections of Drawing I will be required to do the following:

  1. Students will complete gesture and line drawings.
  2. Students will create drawings using varied shading techniques.
  3. Students will demonstrate ways of creating texture in drawings.
  4. Students will experience varied drawing tools-pencils, chalk, charcoal, pastels, paper stumps, etc..
  5. Students will practice creating visually aesthetic drawings.
  6. Students will demonstrate the use of one, two, and three point perspective.
  7. Students will demonstrate the use of proportion in the drawing of the human face.
  8. Students will exhibit their work.
  9. Students will complete and turn in a Drawing Journal.
  10. Students will complete a Group Critique.

Methods of Instruction/Course Format/Delivery

Lecture, Demonstration, Hands-on, Critique, videos


Students will be assessed on the following assignments:  3-D shapes, One, Two, and Three Point Perspective, Contour and Cross-contour line drawings, Gesture drawings, Texture Project, Portrait Drawing.

Students will be evaluated on their individual progress in the areas of creativity, technique, and completed assignments.  Students will not be compared to others with previous experience.

Students will keep a drawing journal during the semester,  participate in a Group Critique, and show their work in an exhibit.

Drawings:  50%

Drawings:  Group Critique  10%

Drawing Journal:  30%

Drawing Exhibit:  10%

Text, Required Readings, Materials, and Supplies

No Text.

A supply list will be given students on the first day of class.

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