Art 131 Introduction to Drawing I

Introduction to observational, expressive, and formal modes of drawing. Critical approaches drawn from art history, aesthetics, and art criticism are examined relative to these modes of drawing to establish methods of evaluating art and placing one's own work and that of others in a historical context. Emphasis on strategies, methods, and techniques for translating three-dimensional form and space onto a two-dimensional surface using the language of line and value, and the illusion of depth and texture. Markmaking and its expressive and descriptive qualities is examined. This is the first course in a sequence of two: Art 131 and Art 230 which must be taken in sequence. Open to non-majors with instructor's consent or departmental approval.