Increased competence in drawing methods for visual communicators. Students develop observational and conceptual abilities through intensive practice, lecture, demonstration and critique, applying representational drawing principles and techniques to portray form, space, and texture effectively.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 4.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPre-graphic design, pre-illustration, pre-photography, pre-design, pre-ARTED major/minor status.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 ProgramsContaining DES 114
Course Outcomes

Drawing as Visual Language

Students will be able to understand the elements and principles of design as applied to drawing practice and understand the concepts and terminology necessary to discuss visual ideas in meaningful ways. Students will also be able to analyze representational modes of visual communication.

Linear Drawing Concepts

Students will be able to work from life in creating drawings that demonstrate a conceptual understanding of and practical proficiency in linear drawing methods including gesture, contour, sighting, and perspective construction.

Tonal Drawing Concepts

Student will be able to apply an understanding of the interaction of light with matter to develop tonal drawings that describe three-dimensional forms, spatial relations, surface materials, textures, and atmospheric effects using value contrast.

Drawing Methods, Media, and Process

Students will be able to apply methods, processes, skills and techniques for compositional sketches ("thumbnails"), observational studies, design ideation, and imaginative conceptualization.

Visual Perception, Aesthetics, and Craft

Students will be able to demonstrate an enhanced visual perception, aesthetic sensitivity, craftsmanship, and fluency in drawing media.