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Art 100 Schedule

The order length and content of the schedule may change.  I will keep you informed if and when these changes happen.

Week 1

Introduction to Class
Materials purchase
Attendance roster

Aesthetics and Philosophy

  • Lecture: T'ai Chi method
  • Film: Kung Fu

Week 2

Value and Figure/Ground

  • Introduction to materials
  • Exploration between the senses and drawing
  • Pencil techniques
    • Grab the Dragon's Tail
    • Cloudy Hands
    • Tiger's Claw
  • Application: Short exercises

Week 3

Aggregate Shapes

  • Geometry of Complex Forms
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  • Application: Line Drawings of Bottles

    Week 4

    Value and Figure/Ground

    • Value scale: Icosahedron
    • Basic rules of composition
    • Application: Value Drawing of Bottles

      Week 5

      Form and Proportion

      • Introduction to Platonic shapes
      • Sight Drawing
      • Application: Still Life drawing of Dodecahedron

        Week 6

        Composition

        • Using the edge of the frame
        • Application: Still Life Drawing of Paper Airplane

        Week 7

        Color, Texture and Surface Effects

        • Capturing surfaces effects
        • Using Colored Pencils
        • Application: Still life drawing

        Week 8

        Texture and surface effects

        • Capturing surfaces effects
        • Application: Still life drawing

        Week 9

        Linear Perspective

        Week 10

        Linear Perspective

        • 2 pt linear perspective
        • Application: Room Interior

        Week 11

        Linear Perspective

        • 2 pt linear perspective
        • Application: Room Interior

        Week 12

        Linear Perspective

        • 3 pt linear perspective
        • Application: Building Exterior

        Week 13

        Line and Pattern

        • Contour drawing
        • Cross hatching, stippling etc

        Week 14

        Line and Pattern

        • Contour drawing
        • Cross hatching, stippling etc

        Week 15

        Expressive Drawing

        • Ink and brush