ART 136 - Drawing as a Design Process

Course Description

This course will focus on specific freehand drawing skills needed to be successful in the daily requirements of the advertising and commercial design fields through structural analysis of manmade and natural forms. The elements of line shape, value and spatial organization will be stressed to develop drawings suitable for inclusion in the student's design portfolio. Demonstration, discussion and formal critiques will augment studio work.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Draw from observation using elementary forms and linear methods to achieve structure.
Analyze proportion and form to build complex geometric forms.
Create drawings using one-point, two-point, three-point and intuitive perspective techniques.
Employ the value scale to achieve volume and mass.
Apply rapid "visualization processes to draw objects from memory.
Produce finished "symbol" drawings through the process of icon translation.
Solve projects in a unique and creative manner.
Produce content as an effective form of visual communication.
Practice critical thinking skills through the production and evaluation of artwork.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: ART 130