Week 1 - Introduction: Drawing as a Means of
General introduction of course outline, including grading policies,
classroom and attendance requirements.
Introductory Project: Students will use
thumbnail sketches to break down compositional possibilities of a seemingly
overwhelming still life. The exercise will focus on compositional studies
as a loose and exploratory way to examine the subject. From the studies
the students will create three final drawings. A comprehensive critique
will focus on the formal elements of composition including balance,
scale, space and the picture plane, movement, shape and line and how
to best use the elements to create interest. This exercise will lay
the groundwork for conscious compositional decisions for future projects.
Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 - Gestural
Expression & Chapter 8: Media & Materials
Sketch Assignment: 5 compositional variations of a single subject