Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 120 - Drawing I

This course introduces the process of drawing and develops crucial observational skills required in all of the visual arts. Translating the three-dimensional world to a two-dimensional surface is explored through a variety of media. Conceptual and aesthetic solutions for drawing are explored by utilizing the creative process and analyzing light, composition, the elements and principles of art, and various styles, techniques, and media. Students are introduced to these concepts by examining examples of professional work, demonstrations, and class activities. The course also explores how observational drawing develops relevant skills that apply to other media and creative fields such as illustration, photography, animation, painting, computer graphics, and graphic design. The relationship of drawing to commercial art, fine art, and design and its integration into the creative and design process is emphasized. ART 120 fulfills The Arts SUNY General Education Knowledge and Skills Area. Prerequisites: None. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.