Cyle Metzger

 

Frederick Community College
DRAWING 1

SYLLABUS (PDF)

STUDENT GALLERY


SYLLABUS

Course Objectives:

Students will develop skills in using different drawing mediums and approaches. This course emphasizes learning how to draw still life, landscape, drapery studies and experimental problems. Includes problems of scale and collage. Students will acquire a portfolio of drawings from studio work. Students must furnish supplies.

Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate college-level communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will display general knowledge and historical awareness.
  4. Students will understand and be able to interpret social and educational values.
  5. Students will be able to make informed critical responses to the arts and to the human values expressed in all art forms.

Instructional Methods

Progress Reports

Students will receive some form of written assessment of their progress in the course no later than the seventh week of the semester.

Grading

In Class Work Portfolio 1: 10%
In Class Work Portfolio 2: 10%
In Class Work Portfolio 3: 10%
Museum Visit Write-up: 10%
Home Drawings: 60%

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Exceptions are granted in only the most extreme circumstances.
Extensions may be possible with prior conversations with me regarding your situation.
Any project accepted will not receive full credit and will be graded at my discretion.

Participation Policy

Participation: To maintain the highest quality of academic work, the course level class participation policy encourages and expects the student to participate fully in all course activities.

In case of serious illness, emergency, religious holidays, or participation in official college functions, students remain responsible for completing the requirements of the course.

A letter grade will be deducted from the student's final grade due to non- participation in each class missed beyond three (3).

Satisfactory Participation:

Failure to comply with any of the above will result in a lower participation grade.

Please do not schedule appointments or meetings with physicians, counselors and the like during scheduled class time.

Cell Phones: Please turn off all phones while in the studio.

Extra Credit:

Students may receive additional credit for attending an art event or local exhibition, lecture or art demonstration. Students must write a two-page critique of the event. See instructor for specific outline. One (1) extra credit project per student. Deadline for all extra credit is 2 weeks prior to last class.

Required Materials

Recommended Texts:

Drawing Basics, Jacklyn St. Aubyn
The Pencil, Paul Calle
The Pastel Book, Bill Creev
Starting to Draw, Wendon Blake

Museum Visit Requirements

The student is asked to visit an Art Gallery or Museum, select a work of art and address the following questions. In the introduction of the written narrative, the student is to identify and briefly describe the location, and to include a copy of the image which is being critiqued and a postcard of the organization. The student may find the image in an Art History Text, on the Web or take a digital photograph of the image. The Student must provide the post card evidence of their on site visit. The written narrative will be at least 2 typed pages when completed.

DUE WEEK 9 (after break)

DESCRIBE: INTERPRET: EVALUATE: SYNTHESIZE:

Academic Integrity

Students are required to uphold the Code of Academic Integrity and the Code of Student Conduct. Students who violate either of these codes may receive a failing grade in the class. Information about these codes and other student policies, procedures, and penalties is available on the Student Policies and Procedures web page.

Included among dishonest behaviors in an academic setting are cheating (using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, materials, information, or study aids in an academic exercise), fabrication (falsifying or inventing information in an academic exercise), plagiarism(adopting or reproduction of ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment), interference (stealing, changing, destroying, or impeding another students work), and facilitating (intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student commit an act of academic misconduct.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who are in need of accommodations or who have questions related to disabilities services should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) office at 301-846-2408. Students can learn more about these services by visiting the Services for Students with Disabilities web page.


COURSE CALENDAR

Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4 - Week 5
Week 6 - Week 7 - Week 8 - Week 9 - Week 10
Week 11 - Week 12 - Week 13 - Week 14 - Week 15

Museum Visit Requirements


Week 1

Introduction:

Major Semester Projects:

Lecture

Drawing:

HOMEWORK 1:


Week 2: LINE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 1:


Week 3: VALUE

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 1:


Week 4: GEOMETRY IN EVERYDAY OBJECTS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 2:


Week 5: ORGANIC (NON-GEOMETRIC) OBJECTS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 3 (two week project):

REMINDER: On site gallery or museum visit typed paper due in 4 weeks (guidelines are above in syllabus).


Week 6: TEXTURE IN ORGANIC (NON-GEOMETRIC) OBJECTS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 3 (continue two week project):

REMINDER:On site gallery or museum visit typed paper due in 3 weeks (guidelines are above in syllabus).

MUST HAVE CHARCOAL FOR NEXT CLASS


Week 7: CHARCOAL DRAWING DEMOS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 4 (two week project):

REMINDER: On site gallery or museum visit typed paper due in 2 weeks (guidelines are above in syllabus).


Week 8: BREAK


Week 9: CHIAROSCURO

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 5:


Week 10: OUTDOOR DRAWING

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 6 (two week project):


Week 11: EXPANSIVE LANDSCAPE DRAWING

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 6 (continue two week project):

BRING IN MIRROR FOR NEXT CLASS


Week 12: SELF PORTRAITS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 7 (two week project):


Week 13: PORTRAITS

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 7 (continue two week project):


Week 14: REFLECTIONS AND TRANSPARENCIES

IN CLASS:

HOMEWORK 8:


Week 15: FINAL

IN CLASS:



GRADING CRITERIA

A: OUTSTANDING WORK!
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows exceptional attention to detail and excellent craftswo/manship demonstrates outstanding creativity and initiative

B: GOOD JOB! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Demonstrates a good understanding concepts and techniques presented shows attention to detail and commendable craftswo/manship demonstrates creativity and initiative.

C: YOU ARE DOING OK, BUT COULD BE DOING BETTER. ASK FOR HELP.
Demonstrates a base level understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows little attention to detail and lacking in craftswo/manship lacking in creativity and initiative.

D: POORLY EXECUTED.
Demonstrates no understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows no attention to detail and deficient craftswo/manship demonstrates no creativity or initiative.

F: NOT EXECUTED OR FRAUDULENT SUBMISSION.
Student does not attempt the course activity or submits a project which shows evidence of plagiarism, fraud, or copyright violation.