2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 112 Drawing Intermediate (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities with Performance; General Transfer Elective
Prerequisite ART 111  with at least a 1.5 grade or instructor permission.

Course Description
This intermediate course is an extension of the fundamentals of representational drawing. This course is designed to allow the serious student to develop skills as a draftsman and broaden capabilities for personal expression.

Student Outcomes
1. Create original drawings which demonstrate the ability to interpret the three-dimensional world on a two-dimensional picture plane.
2. Recognize and demonstrate compositional integrity through objective analysis and synthesis of the formal elements of art.
3. Expand knowledge about various drawing methods such as contour, gesture, hatching, and accent lines to record shapes and build value in complex compositional space.
4. Analyze and explore more alternative and experimental uses of mixed media to develop stronger connections between form, content, and conceptual expression.
5. Recognize and articulate objective critical analysis of peers’ work in progress during small group critiques.
6. Reinforce drawing concepts and skill through practice observational sketches in drawing journal.
7. Research and interpret concepts and styles from the history of art for original translations reflective of individual’s artistic voice.
8. Demonstrate ability to render chiaroscuro form through subtractive modeling of transitions in tone.
9. Exploit spatial relationships of figure and ground in composition to create extraordinary passages and abstractions of positive and negative space.
10. Develop disciplined focus and scholarly inquiry in classroom research, discussion, and critiques.

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