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2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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ART 111 - Drawing II: Composition

5 Credits
Progressive drawings composed of line, shape, value-tone and pattern taken from still-life materials. Continued study of the compositional elements and principles of spatial organization in a wide variety of drawing media.


Quarters Typically Offered
Spring Day

Designed to Serve Art transfer, vocational and continuing education students.
Active Date 20220330T15:32:30

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Shared Learning Environment Yes
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
  • Line drawings from still-life composition:
    • Non-spatial lineal organization
    • Spatial description of line as movement in space
  • Restricted value (tone) definition of shapes taken from still life (volume)
  • Redistribution of value (tone) relationships
  • Static composition: close value, stable shapes
  • Dynamic composition: high contrast value, active shapes
  • Composition with static and dynamic balance
  • Composition with pattern versus mass relationships
  • Equivocal shapes composition

Student Learning Outcomes
Produce individual drawings that demonstrate an understanding of spatial relationships expressed by objects in space (figure and ground).

Produce individual drawings that demonstrate the skillful use of line as description, movement and expression.

Produce individual drawings that demonstrate the process of abstraction through scale manipulation.

Produce individual drawings that demonstrate an understanding of use of value (tone) relationship expressed by objects in space (figure and ground).

Develop drawings which possess qualities of content, concept, and individual interpretation.

Produce individual drawings that achieve compositional unity by executing structure through pattern and motif.

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