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UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT
Summer 2013Drawing, Art 1Instructor - Sean Dye, Room 115 Williams Hall, 656-2014, 8:30 am m-th, by appointment only,
sean.dye@uvm.edu
 
Syllabus/Calendar1. Introduction:
Welcome to Art 1. Attached you will find materials to get you started in this course. This course is designed to teach drawing basics such as composition, value, scale, perspectivecontent and more.
Our main areas of subject matter will be:
A. Still lifeB. Landscape and natureC. Manmade objects
D. Human figure and portraitE. Abstraction
Instead of using a textbook you will be asked to go to the online and local art galleriesthroughout the semester to gather information for short written and oral presentations.Several students in the class may have already had Art 2 or similar courses. If this is yourfirst art class you are not alone. This class is for you.
2. Grading Procedure:
Grading Procedure:Grading Procedure:Grading Procedure:Grading Procedure:If you are taking this course for credit you will be evaluated as follows: 40% in classwork 40% out of class assignments, 20% attendance and class participation. We only have 15 classes so if you miss one it is like missing more than a week of day classes.Each missed class will drop your grade by one half of a grade. For example, 90% willdrop to 85%.LetteLetteLetteLetter Grades :r Grades :r Grades :r Grades :Grades will be based on the quality and effort of the assigned work. You will be evaluatedbased on your understanding of the visual and content aspects, originality, mastery of material andtechniques and problem solving.A:A:A:A: The “A” student exhibits keen attention to craft, concept and presentation. S/he understands thepotential in all assignments and creates artwork that surpasses expectations. The “A” student isalways on time and well prepared for class asking great questions, gives intelligent comments,shows leadership and not afraid to take risks.B:B:B:B: The: “B” student completes all assignments with care paid to craft and presentation. The “B”student understands the technical, formal and conceptual principals of each assignment, andparticipates in critiques and discussions. The “B” student’s work improves throughout the semester.
 
C:C:C:C: The “C” student adequately completes all assignments, but only does the minimum required.The “C” student comes on time to all classes and sometimes participates in critiques or discussions.The “C” student “skates by” s/he rarely extends or stretches themselves through their artwork.Beyond achieving a greater technical understanding, the “C” student’s work improves little over thesemester.D: The “D” student completes most but not all of the work on time. The quality of craft andpresentation is poor and s/he does not participate in class. This student is often unprepared andrarely engaged in class, and shows no improvement over the course of the semester.F:F:F:F: The “F” rarely shows up to class and is never interested or prepared. Work is unfinished, poorly thought out and executed.Manners and Courtesy:Manners and Courtesy:Manners and Courtesy:Manners and Courtesy:If there is a personal emergency and you are late to class please be quiet as you enter class and beIf there is a personal emergency and you are late to class please be quiet as you enter class and beIf there is a personal emergency and you are late to class please be quiet as you enter class and beIf there is a personal emergency and you are late to class please be quiet as you enter class and besure to check in with me to be sure you are marked late and not absent. If you have my permissionsure to check in with me to be sure you are marked late and not absent. If you have my permissionsure to check in with me to be sure you are marked late and not absent. If you have my permissionsure to check in with me to be sure you are marked late and not absent. If you have my permissionto leave early please be careful not to disrupt the class.to leave early please be careful not to disrupt the class.to leave early please be careful not to disrupt the class.to leave early please be careful not to disrupt the class.Cell phonesCell phonesCell phonesCell phones should be turned off. There will be no phone calls or textshould be turned off. There will be no phone calls or textshould be turned off. There will be no phone calls or textshould be turned off. There will be no phone calls or text----messaging in class.messaging in class.messaging in class.messaging in class.ComputerComputerComputerComputerssss may be used for certain assignments with permission but email and instant messagingmay be used for certain assignments with permission but email and instant messagingmay be used for certain assignments with permission but email and instant messagingmay be used for certain assignments with permission but email and instant messagingis not acceptable during class time.is not acceptable during class time.is not acceptable during class time.is not acceptable during class time.All University of Vermont policies regarding academic honesty and integrity apply to Arts 002.All University of Vermont policies regarding academic honesty and integrity apply to Arts 002.All University of Vermont policies regarding academic honesty and integrity apply to Arts 002.All University of Vermont policies regarding academic honesty and integrity apply to Arts 002.This classroom is aThis classroom is aThis classroom is aThis classroom is a
safe place safe place safe place safe place 
for afor afor afor artistic and personal expression. We will celebrate and promotertistic and personal expression. We will celebrate and promotertistic and personal expression. We will celebrate and promotertistic and personal expression. We will celebrate and promoteall aspects free speech and diversity here. We will not tolerate hurtful or hateful speech however. If all aspects free speech and diversity here. We will not tolerate hurtful or hateful speech however. If all aspects free speech and diversity here. We will not tolerate hurtful or hateful speech however. If all aspects free speech and diversity here. We will not tolerate hurtful or hateful speech however. If a discussion or lecture hits a bad nerve with you, please see me after class to express yoa discussion or lecture hits a bad nerve with you, please see me after class to express yoa discussion or lecture hits a bad nerve with you, please see me after class to express yoa discussion or lecture hits a bad nerve with you, please see me after class to express your concerns.ur concerns.ur concerns.ur concerns.
3. Materials List
You will need to obtain the following:Masking TapeA ruler22” x 30” cardboard, foam core or mat boardBlack SharpieBlack China Marker (grease pencil)You may be asked to do some scavenger work during the summer term.
Continuing Education should have charged you a lab fee.
This lab fee will pay for materialssupplied by me (drawing tools, paper, and other cool stuff).
 
Summer 2012Drawing, Art 1Instructor - Sean Dye, University of Vermont656-2014
Calendar
 Week 1- May 20-23Monday May 20-
 Introduction, supplies, overlap, size and space variation (size change),
In class:
Soft Edges still life
 Homework:
Still life soft shape near window
 Tuesday, May 21-
Measuring, boxes, getting angles right, perspective
 In class:
Still life hard edge and geometry, chairs boxes tables
 Homework:
Interiors
 Wednesday, May 22-
Linear Perspective
In class:
Outdoor building and street drawings
 Homework: “
My Street”
 Thursday, May 23-
Linear Perspective continued, Intro to human body 
 In class:
Outdoor building and street drawings continued
 Homework:
Skeleton studies
Week 2- May 27-30
 
Monday May 28-
work on skeletons at homeNo Class, Memorial Day Holiday 
 Tuesday, May 28-
Warm ups, gestures, short poses
 In class:
Model Session 1
 Homework:
Portraits, profile and ¾ view
 Wednesday, May 29-
Gesture, medium length, poses
 In class:
Model Session 2
 Homework:
Full figure drawings
 Thursday, May 30-
Visit at Sean Dye Studio
 In class:
Outdoor drawings size change, texture and value
 Homework:
 Texture and size change homework
 Week 3- June 3-6
 
Monday June 3-
Elipses, atmospheric perspective
In class:
Intervale outdoor drawings
 Homework:
Lakes, rivers and streams drawings
Tuesday, June 4-
Figure in the landscape
 In class:
Model Session 3
 Homework:
Model in an indoor setting
 Wednesday, June 5-
Figure in the landscape
 In class:
Model Session 4
 Homework:
Model in an outdoor setting
 Thursday, June 6-In class:
Fleming museum fieldtrip
 Homework:
Work inspired by 20
th
century masters
 Week 4
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June 10-13Monday June 10- Discuss Final Projects,
 Texture, Detail, Abstraction

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