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COURSE SYLLABUS 1316 Foundation Drawing SEMESTER: Fall 2005 INSTRUCTOR: CHANCELLOR PAGE TIME: Wednesday 7-9:50 Office Hours

are TBD. My schedule is packed, so the best time to meet is after class, or we can arrange another time, just call me at 214-402-3116 in advance or email at

GRADING Your grade in this class will be determined on in-class projects (30%), a final project (20%), homework (20%), sketchbook assignments (10%), attendance (10%), and class participation/critique participation (10%). You have the opportunity to rework any drawing for a better grade. A = 100 – 90; B = 89 – 80; C = 79 – 70; D = 69 – 60; F below 60. Your work will be critiqued by the group every other week. Save all of your assignments as they will be part of the cumulative/final review. Sketchbook assignments are private and I will look at them individually. Two (2) are due every week. Attendance: Because this class only meets 1 day a week, it is vital that you are here every Wednesday, and on time. I will take 5 points off of your final grade for every class you miss beyond 3. You are responsible for knowing all that goes on in class.

August 24
Class introduction, policies and procedures, grading, expectations, goals and objectives of the class. Initial materials handout. Interpretation and discussion of a drawing. In-class quick contour exercises and slow-contour drawing of still life. Positive/negative space discussed. Homework: Negative space contour drawing of a group of trees + 2 sketchbook assignments.

August 31
In-class contour exercises. In-class hatching and cross-hatching drawing of a still . Homework: Hatch/cross drawing of a mound of clothing + sketchbook assignment.

September 7
In-class contour exercises. Introduction to value. In-class value drawing of still life. Homework: Cross-hatching/hatching drawing of a bush + sketchbook assignment.

September 14
Continue and finish in-class value drawing of still life. Begin Color Value drawing of still life. Homework: Create a value drawing of your dresser or wardrobe + sketchbook assignment.

September 21
Critique value drawing assignment. Continue and finish in-class color value drawing of still life. Homework: None.

September 28
Self Portrait, pencil. Homework: Self-portrait drawing, including the space behind you + sketchbook assignment.

October 5
Critique self-portrait drawing. Self portrait continued, gesso, charcoal. Homework: 2 sketchbook assignments due.

October 12
Intro to perspective. In-class one-point perspective drawing. Homework: Create a one-point perspective drawing of a landscape + sketchbook assignment.

October 19
Discussion of two-point perspective. In-class two-point perspective drawing. Homework: Create a two-point perspective drawing of an interior space.

October 26
Critique two-point perspective drawing. Intro to Expression. Expression in line and space. In-class expressive drawing of still life. Homework: Recreate an expressive drawing from a segment of an old painting or drawing.

November 2
Critique expressive drawing assignment. In-class expressive drawing of still life + use of scale. Homework: Create a small drawing that is large in scale.

November 9
Finish in-class expressive/scale drawing. Begin Final Project

November 16
Work on Final Project

November 23
Final Critique and cumulative review.