"ART 1302c sect"
ART 1301c sect. W001 Drawing II Spring 2012 CRN: 24206 Prof. Rose Thome Casterline Phone: (407) 299-5000 ext. 1481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Room 5-224A Office Hours: By appointment Course meets Tuesday and Thursday from 8:20 – 11:00 a.m. at VCC-West Campus, 5-224 Course Description Continuation of ART 1300C with emphasis on further development of technique and articulation of space, volume, mass, tonal value, and composition. Prerequisite: Art 1300C Course Objectives Drawing II will build upon the concepts covered in Drawing I. Through traditional and experimental subject matter students will explore a range of drawing materials and techniques. Composition and observation skills will be emphasized initially and will culminate in more conceptual and exploratory drawing applications. Various wet and dry media will be used, in addition to some color work. One goal of the class is the consideration of appropriate method and media in the students’ solutions to the perceptual and conceptual problems posed by this class. The emphasis in this class will be using the language of drawing through a development of skills and a familiarity with the media to convey complex ideas. In addition to "studio" time in the classroom, there will be several slide presentations, formal and impromptu critiques, and required visits to local art exhibitions. Class Projects, Critiques and Due Dates We will complete many diverse drawings and exercises during this semester. Most drawings will take approximately one week to complete and will culminate with a mandatory group critique. Some critiques will be in-progress in conjunction with final critiques where projects must be in a state of completion. The critique will provide you with valuable feedback that may give you reason to change or modify your project. In Class Projects will be due at the scheduled portfolio reviews unless otherwise noted by the instructor. Late homework and projects will receive a lower letter grade for each class meeting past the due date. For example, a project submitted two class period past the due date will receive two grades lower, an A becomes a C. Your cumulative grades will be available at mid-term and the final week of class. *** You can expect to spend 3-6 hours a week in addition to studio/class time on assignments. Communication Plan You can contact me via email at Rcasterline@valenciacollege.edu. I check email at least once daily, Monday through Friday. Your grades will be posted online - grades will be inputted once weekly. Required Text Drawing: Structure and Vision (1st edition) ISBN 9780130896025 Retail $70.00 Supplementary Reference: http://www.pbs.org/art21/series/TBA Assignments, Readings and Homework Your required text for the course is Drawing: Structure and Vision (1st edition) which is available at the bookstore, will help you build the specialized art vocabulary we will use during our critiques. Fine art has its own langrage, just as any discipline does, and in order to understand or be understood by one another as we talk about your work, we need to have a mutual understanding of this language. Assigned readings from the text will reinforce your understanding of this vocabulary, as will periodic quizzes through the course. These quizzes may be announced or they may be pop quizzes, so it is always a good idea to keep up with the assigned readings. If you are absent when a quiz is given, you will be given one opportunity to take a make-up quiz during the following class period. It is your responsibility to ask for this make-up quiz. The following reflects the approximate percentages and projects that comprise your grade: Successful completion of the following assignments determine your overall grade. Final grades will be based on project grades (45%), quiz/homework grades (30%), final project (15%) and class participation (10%). Projects (45%) Weekly in-class drawing assignments Goal – To Introduce and To Master Technical Component of Drawing • Line Drawings • Gestures and Preliminary Sketches • Planar Drawing / Structural Drawing • Cross-contour, mixed media • Compositional Strategies • Figure Drawings • Synthesis • Analog Abstraction • Landscape series • Perspective concepts Homework (30%) Sketchbook, Journal entries, HW drawing assignments, Lectures Goal – To Master Technical Aspect and To Explore Divergent, Creative Thinking • Ten Homework drawing assignments • 15 Journal assignments • Readings • Attending Two Lectures / Art Shows • Complete projects begun in class • Maintain sketchbook of relevant studies and reflection on individual skills and concept development • Artists research Professionalism (10%) Goal – To learn and to implement professional studio habits • Studio habits – Care and clean up of studio space • General preparedness – Supplies and text on hand for class activities • Development of hands-on, technical skill, aesthetic vocabulary • Participation in and preparedness for class discussions, critiques and group exercises • Attendance / Punctuality Final Project (15%) Goal – To explore personally relevant themes, and to make appropriate media and design choices. • Artist and reference research • Preliminary Sketches • Final Drawing • Critique Participation Grading Components Final grades will be based on project grades (45%), quiz/homework grades (30%), final project (15%) and professionalism (10%). Projects and homework are graded according to the following: • Demonstration of an understanding of the concept(s) set forth • Recognition of project goals • Resolved work / Timelines of project • Quality Standards: - Originality: apparent research and novelty of solution with regard to requirements - Ambition: amount of time and energy devoted to painting - Craftsmanship: technical prowess with materials, presentation quality Your class participation grade is composed of the following: • Attendance / Punctuality • Participation in and preparedness for class discussions, critiques and group exercises • Maintenance of a clean workspace Grading Scale: A= 90-100% Ambitious, effort and originality in class and independent projects B= 80-89% Surpassing the basic requirements in class and independent projects C= 70-79% Meeting the basic requirements in class and independent projects D= 60-69% Meeting some of the requirements in class and independent projects F= 0-59% Failure to meet the requirements for the class and no effort CLASSROOM POLICIES Late Work All work must be turned in on the due date. Work will be lowered one letter grade for each class late past the due date. Students are required to attend major critiques. Attendance In a studio course, attendance is critical. Roll will be taken faithfully, with absences, tardiness and early departures noted. Three late arrival or early departures will be treated as an absence (please note - missing over 15 minutes of class will be considered an absence). With proper documentation, a postponed due date may be considered. Four absences will result in a 0.50 drop in the final grade. More than four absences will most often result in a withdrawal and possible failing grade. . Failure to attend class will most often result in a withdrawal and possible failing grade. By registering for the course, you commit yourself to that time period (and homework time) without distraction. You are also required to attend off-campus activities. Cell Phones, Technology Etiquette If you must carry one to class, please have turned off. Besides being an obvious classroom disruption, the act of periodically checking one’s phone or email for messages is in conflict with the studio process. If you must address a text, do so during the break time. In addition, it’s poor form to Google or text during a museum or class lecture. Academic Honesty Students must submit work that fairly and accurately reflects their level of accomplishment. Any work that is not a product of the student's own efforts is considered dishonest. A student may receive a failing grade or may be withdrawn from the course for academic dishonesty. Studio Habits This is a studio art course and note that there are times when we will get messy, so plan accordingly. Students will be provided with a file storage drawer for their drawings. Students are responsible for thoroughly cleaning their work space at the end of every class. Other The syllabus is subject to change according to the pace and needs of the students. Dates for written assignments will be announced. Course Fee Upon registering for the course, you were assessed a fee of which pays for supplies that the class will use in bulk or as a group. This course seeks to reinforce the following Valencia Student Competencies • Think clearly, critically and creatively by analyzing, synthesizing, integrating, evaluating cognitive, aesthetic and visual knowledge. • Understand, empathize and evaluate your own and others’ values from individual, cultural and global perspectives. • Communicate ideas visually and verbally. Use your listening and writing skills to analyze and critique. • Act purposely, reflectively and responsibly by implementing effective problem solving and decision making strategies. Students with Disabilities Students with disabilities who qualify for academic accommodations must provide a notification from the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and discuss specific needs with the instructor, preferably during the first two weeks of class. The Office for Students with Disabilities determines accommodations based on appropriate documentation of disabilities. Materials Drawing boards and easels will be provided in class, though you may want to purchase one for out of class assignments. Most supplies are available in the bookstore. You may want to buy a supply box for your materials. These are available at hardware or art stores. Water Media Dry Media India or Sumi ink Drawing pencils - HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B Watercolor brushes Graphite stick (4B or 6B) -1" flat and Charcoal pencils (4B and 6B) Sumi brush Oil pastels 18-24 pack or 2” brush for gesso Soft Chalk pastels 18-24 pack Plastic palette tray or paper palette Compressed charcoal - soft grade Bamboo Drawing Stick Grayscale Pastels Croquill pen Vine charcoal Watercolor paint (optional) Conte crayons (white, black, and terra-cotta) Color pencils (optional) China Markers Gesso (pint) or white gouache Assortment felt tip pens Erasers Kneaded eraser Paper Magic Rub or variation of vinyl eraser Sketchbook (at least 9" x 12") Pink Pearl Pad of good quality 80 lb. white Blending Stump drawing paper (18" x 24") or Bristol drawing pad (19” x 25”) Other Where to Shop Pad of newsprint (24” x 36”) Exacto knife Assortment of rag papers Sandpaper (fine and medium) ARTSYSTEMS on 436 (25" x 40" or 22" x 30") Scissors between Aloma and Horatio in Winter Park - student discount -Lenox white Small pencil sharpener w/ school ID -Rives BFK Portfolio (paper, cardboard or plastic) 407-679-4700 -Arches white or buff (min. 22” x 32”) SAM FLAX on Colonial and -Canson card stock (4-6 sheets) Metal ruler (18" - 24 “ recommended) Shine, downtown - student discount w/ school ID (colored paper black and neutral 1 can workable fixative 407-898-9785 tones) Utrecht Art Supply Tracing paper (11" x 14" or 19” x Large bulldog clips (4) 1(800)223-9132 25”) Drawing board Daniel Smith Art Supply 1(800)426-6740