Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 120 - Drawing I

Drawing I focuses on the process and function of drawing, and developing the powers of observation in art. This includes the study of how materials and technique affect drawing, the role of perception and observation in drawing, and the analysis of basic design elements and principles. Students draw from observation in order to understand the role of perception in creating illusion. Time is spent analyzing master drawings for information on materials, composition, art elements, and principles and functions of drawing. Students participate in weekly critiques of their drawings. In addition to basic linear perspective, problems of drawing still life and landscape objects are explored. Additional course fee (included in tuition bill) required. ART 120 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in The Arts, but is not a Liberal Arts course. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090, ENGL 099, and RDNG 099 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.