Drawing I

University of Kansas

Fall 2017

Instructor of Record

 

Unit 1: Line

skills taught:

mark making

observational drawing

gestural line

contour, cross contour

blind and continuous contour line drawing

amassed line

directional line

organic and geometric line

edges, overlapping, lost and found

weighted line, line variation, line sensitivity

mass and form

scale and sighting

composition

depth

perspective

 

artists studied:

Rembrandt

Giacometti

da Vinci

Elizabeth Catlett

Wardell Milan

Van Gogh

Degas

 

Project #1: 25 Rope Drawings

 

 

Project #2: Personal Object Drawings

  

Unit 2: Value

skills taught:

observational drawing

tonal scale

cross hatching

chiaroscuro

sfumato

mass and form

contours and planes

negative space

composition

depth

 

artists studied:

Michelangelo

Kathë Kollwitz

Dürer

 

Project #3: Mirror Self Portrait

 

 

Reductive Drawing Exercise

 

Unit 3: Figure Drawing

skills taught:

gesture and movement

gravity, weight, grounding

proportions

sighting

foreshortening 

mass and form

content

 

artists studied:

Egon Schiele

Honoré Daumier

Titian

Reubens

 

Daily Artistic Practice: Sketchbooks

skills taught:

bookmaking, pamphlet stitch, kettle stitch

keeping a personal, daily artistic practice

material exploration

master studies, sketches, notes

seeing the world in a new way

 

artists studied:

da Vinci

readings by John Berger

 

Master Artist Research Project:

10 Minute Presentation

research methods

visual presentation techniques

master studies

 

Drawing in Conversation with Master Artist

content

working in series

grounding contemporary work in art history

Tucker Claflin

Drawing I Final Project, after William Kentridge

2017