Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1316- Section: 01
Drawing I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Grace Megnet
Phone(409) 984-6341
Location:Student Center - Room: 401
Hours:MWF 7-9, 10-11, TR 7-8
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description A foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques which promote the appreciation of cultural expression. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Describe visual subjects through the use of accurate and sensitive observation.(PSLO 2; measured by specific drawings)
2. Generate drawings which demonstrate descriptive, expressive, and conceptual approaches.(PSLO 1; measured by concrete drawings)
3. Utilize varied materials and techniques with informed aesthetic and conceptual strategies.(PSLO 2; mesured by drawings)
4. Demonstrate an appropriate level of professional practice, including safety, craft and presentation.
5. Analyze and critique drawings verbally and/or in writing.(PSLO 2; measured by class discussions)
6. Relate drawing to design, art history and contemporary artistic production.(PSLO 5; measured through class presentations)

Core Objectives * Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills � Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills � Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one�s own culture in relation to others.
Textbooks Drawing Material List

A set of pencils 2H through 8B (Kimberly Graphite Drawing Kit is an economic solution)*
Graphite sticks 3B/6B
Vine or Willow charcoal NOT compressed charcoal
Kneaded eraser*
1 pad of Drawing paper* 18x24*
1 pad of Newsprint 18x24
Portfolio to carry your stuff around. It must be bigger than the pads.
Sketch Book*

*Absolutely MUST HAVE

Best value for material:

Local stores:
Student Center of LSC-PA
Hobby Lobby in Port Arthur. Print out the 40% coupon on line before you go to the store. Closed on Sundays.
Mannings in Beaumont
Michaels in Beaumont
Lecture Topics
Week 1        Assessment drawing, up-side down drawing, simple line drawings
Week 2     Gesture drawing 60-second drawings (movement, placement, proportion, scale etc.) Assessment.
Week 3     Line drawing. Blind contour. Modified blind. Contour. Quality of Line.
Week 4     Complex still life made of organic material. Final rendition: pen and ink.    
Week 5        Linear perspective.
Week 6        Illusion of Space, positive, negative space.
Week 7        Composition and Complex Shapes, Spatial Relationship of Art Elements. Assessmemt Week 8 Value, light and dark, cross contour line. Copy master drawing.

Week 9        Full tonal gradations, continuous tone value using pencil and charcoal.
Week 10    Thematic Development: Body of Work
Week 11    Body of Work cont.
Week 12    Body of Work cont. Assessment
Week 13    Psychological Self-Portraiture
Week 14 Assessment. Final
Major Assignments
Week 8    Assessmemt Value, light and dark, cross contour line. Copy master drawing.
Week 10    Thematic Development: Body of Work
Week 11    Body of Work cont.
Week 12    Body of Work Critique
Week 13    Psychological Self-Portraiture

Final Exam Date December 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM   Through  December 10, 2018 - 12:30 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
The student is graded on quality of work, effort, and progress.
Work is evaluated in class critiques on Mondays, and individual portfolio reviews with the instructor.
Major Assignments 50%, Homework 30%, Presentation 10%, Finals 10%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies The professor of this course reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.
Attendance Policy The student has two free absences for emergencies, thereafter the grade by 20 points for every absence.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.