Drawing: Beginning and Beyond | Draft Syllabus- 10 Class Meeting Outline
- Class 1) Proportion and perspective.
Negative space + tilt lines + Durer’s (imaginary) Window = accurate drawing. How to make
three dimensional subjects translate to the two dimensions of drawings. Upside-down drawings.
- Class 2) Negative space and composition.
Draw what isn’t there. Negative space and composition studies. Seeing things in black and
white and arranging them in your picture plane. Also, a drawing by touch exercise, which seems
weird, but turns out awesome drawings.
- Class 3) Line and mass drawing
spontaneous gestural drawing and controlled contours. The intricacies of line. Line vs. mass
drawing. Changing our ideas of things into true observation.
- Class 4) The Value of values
Bones and Skulls, dark darks, and light lights. Using the full power of your materials. Separating
color from value. Value is cake, color is frosting. Different ways to shade things. Making a gray
scale with the specific media you are using.
- Class 5) Color Materials Introduction
Meet the Watercolors, color theory, testing out the materials. Making and using a color wheel,
- Class 6) The Value of Colors.
The intrinsic value of a color. Color Theory and color charts. Watercolor Demonstrations
and trials. Meet Mud, Meet Chalkiness and what to do about them.
Class 7) the Color of Values
Using different values and textures to depict color in black and white drawings.
- Class 8) Watercolor or colored pencil drawings.
How to use water-soluble pencils. Laying water color over pen and ink drawings and other
- Class 9) Conceptual Drawing
Using your drawing skills to imagine things-- comic books, political cartoons, illustrations
- Class 10) Drawing from secondary sources
Using photos, sketches or public domain materials to create a finished piece without falling into
the usual traps of drawing from anything but life. Sort of a continuation of the previous week.
Plagiarism and its problems.