This course introduces students to basic drawing media, techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of its formal language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. This course will emphasize drawing with experiences in both dry and wet media. Sketching will be emphasized along with skill building in drawing from still-life, landscape, and portraiture. Most assignments will be geared towards realism from direct observation; but drawing from imagination is also explored. Color ... More
theory, elements and principles, linear and aerial perspective, compositional structure, visual perception, spatial concepts, and critical thinking skills will all be emphasized extensively. The training provided will prepare students for the elementary arts endorsement.Less
Required Text: The New Artist’s Manual: A Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Materials and Techniques By Simon Jennings, San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 2006. ISBN 13: 978-0-8118-5124-4 or ISBN 10: 0-8118-5124-9 (Required text). Can be purchased used through Amazon.
For Visual Art Endorsements, this course must be taken for SUU Continuing Education credit. SUU credit available for a fee $63