Basic Drawing Class Schedule

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Basic Drawing Class Schedule

Week 1

Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • Introductions
  • Review syllabus/semester
  • Grading: Projects, class participation, sketchbook
  • What is drawing?
  • Draw
  • Critique
  • Multiple composition homework (due Tuesday, Sept. 6)

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Draw multiple compositions of still life
  • Composition examples on project page
  • Critique

Week 2

Tuesday, Aug. 30

  • Review homework progress
  • Blind contour drawing
  • Contour drawing
  • Draw negative shapes

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Contour & negative shapes
  • Cross contour (pencil/ink)
  • Cross contour examples
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 3

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Thursday, Sept. 8

  • Primitive shapes and shadows
  • Still life with values (pencil, multiple lighting setups)
  • Critique
  • Homework progress on Tuesday

Week 4

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • Review homework progress
  • Still life with values (pencil & ink, hatching)

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • Still life with values (pencil & ink, stippling, scribbling)
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 5

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • Critique homework
  • Still life with values: reflective & transparent objects (charcoal)
  • Value study 2 homework (due Tuesday, Oct. 4)

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • Still life with values: reflective & transparent objects (charcoal)
  • Homework progress on Tuesday

Week 6

Tuesday, Sept. 27

  • Review homework progress
  • Still life with values (charcoal on toned paper)
  • Show examples from Value Study 3 homework

Thursday, Sept. 29

  • Still life with values (charcoal on toned paper)
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 7

Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Critique homework
  • Still life with values; student choice of medium
  • Value study 3 homework (due Tuesday, Oct. 18)

Thursday, Oct. 6

  • Still life with values
  • Homework progress on Thursday

Week 8

Tuesday, Oct. 11

FALL BREAK, NO CLASS

Thursday, Oct. 13

  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Atmospheric perspective examples
  • Review homework progress
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 9

Tuesday, Oct. 18

  • Critique homework
  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Value study 4 homework (due Tuesday, Nov. 1)

Thursday, Oct. 20

  • Atmospheric perspective
  • Homework progress on Tuesday

Week 10

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Review homework progress
  • 1 pt. perspective
  • 1 pt. perspective examples
  • Draw

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • 1 pt. perspective
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 11

Tuesday, Nov. 1

  • Critique homework
  • 1 pt. perspective
  • 1 pt. perspective homework (due Tuesday, Nov. 15)

Thursday, Nov. 3

  • 2 pt. perspective
  • 2 pt. perspective examples
  • Homework progress on Tuesday

Week 12

Tuesday, Nov. 8

  • Review homework progress
  • 2 pt. perspective

Thursday, Nov. 10

  • 2 pt. perspective
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Homework due on Tuesday

Week 13

Tuesday, Nov. 15

  • Critique homework
  • Multi pt. perspective
  • 2 pt. perspective homework (due Thursday, Dec. 1)

Thursday, Nov. 17

  • Portraits
  • Portrait examples
  • Email homework progress by 6 p.m. on Tuesday

Week 14

Tuesday, Nov. 22

  • Work from home. Do portrait or self portrait over break. Bring to class on Tuesday.

Thursday, Nov. 24

THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO CLASS

Week 15

Tuesday, Nov. 29

  • Homework due on Thursday
  • Review portraits done over break
  • Portraits

Thursday, Dec. 1

  • Critique homework
  • Portraits
  • Review sketchbooks
  • Self Portrait homework (due Thursday, Dec. 8 last class)
  • Homework progress on Tuesday

Week 16

Tuesday, Dec. 6

  • Review homework progress (due Thursday)
  • Portraits

Thursday, Dec. 8

  • Final critique: self portraits & sketchbooks