In preparation for my drawing course during the fall, I have begun looking at information for the course. I have looked at information in the North Carolina Community College System Common Course Library, as well a previous semester syllibi from CPCC. I will be taking the course at Gaston, but I assume the courses will be taught similarly, and Gaston doesn’t provide online syllabi. I was going to email my instructor to request a previous semester syllabus, but it would appear that he doesn’t have an email address. Anyway, here is the information I found that gives me hints as to what I may be up against this semester (Fall 2007).
Course Description, NCCCS CCL
This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on drawing techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing processes.This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
Course Description, CPCC
This course introduces the language of drawing and the use of various drawing materials. Emphasis is placed on drawing techniques, media, and graphic principles. Upon completion,students should be able to demonstrate competence in the use of graphic form and various drawing processes. Students will apply theories of perspective and composition using media that includes graphite, ink, charcoal and conte crayon
- Objectives: Have completed assigned problems providing experience in the use of: pencils, ink & pen, charcoal, felt-tip pen, ink & brush and conte crayon.
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of these materials and their use by the appropriate choice and use of materials for specific drawing tasks.
- Have completed assigned problems, which demonstrate a satisfactory use and understanding of drawing techniques and terms including: contour line, hatching, cross-hatching, line gesture, mass gesture and scribbled line gesture.
- Have completed assignments which demonstrate the ability to use a range values to create the illusion of three dimensional space through the use of dry media such as: charcoal, conte crayon, pencils, chalk and graphite.
- Have completed assignments that provide experience in the use of wet media such as: ink: pen & ink, pen & wash, brush & ink and mixed media.
- Have completed assignments that demonstrate the ability to create the illusion of a variety of textures that occur in nature.
- Have completed assignments that demonstrate an understanding of composition, and an awareness of selecting formats, open or closed composition, balance, and repetition of shapes and lines.
- Have maintained a daily sketchbook with daily entries that reflect growth in content and drawing ability.
- Be proficient in basic drawing vocabulary, and methods of verbal discussion pertaining to their own work as well as drawings in general.
- Have completed assignments that demonstrate a basic knowledge of linear perspective techniques, and how these techniques can create the illusion of depth in both architectural and natural forms.
- Have completed assignments that demonstrate a use of one-point, two-point, and multiple vanishing points as they relate to objects drawn in linear perspective.
- Have completed assignments that demonstrate knowledge of circular forms drawn in linear perspective.
- Will demonstrate an understanding of space relationships in landscape drawing.
- Will be introduced to the potential expansion of subject matter and modern trends as related to assigned drawings.
- Have shown growth in the development of a personal style
- Have organized a portfollio of works that demonstrate an ability to select the best works for presentation, and to have those works correctly matted or glazed for presentation