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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