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Lectures and Projects

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Drawing | 2D | Color | 3D | IDM


Projects should be well developed and correspond to the following template:  https://www.asu.edu/cfa/wwwcourses/art/SOACore/project_template.htm


Thematic inquiry categories (click here for list of thematic lectures that apply to all artCORE courses)


Lectures, Readings, and Quizzes for each course of study can also be found under the COMMONS of the CANVAS LMS.


Drawing I (ART 111)

  • Unit 1           Intro
  • Unit 2           Gesture
  • Unit 3           Organizational Line
  • Unit 4           Line (contour, lyrical, implied, line quality...)
  • Unit 5           Spatial Relationships
  • Unit 6           Shape, Plane, and Volume
  • Unit 7           Value
  • Unit 8           Texture
  • Unit 9           Perspective
  • Unit 10         Composition and Thematic Development


Info from former Drawing I TA and current RA, Brandi Read:


1. Drawing -Intro (subjective, objective, realism, abstract,…) 

2. Gesture Drawing (what is it, why do we do it, mass, line, sustained, scribble,…) 

  • Project (ex: sustained gesture drawing from still life, also gesture warm ups using class as models)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, Historical references/practical applications
  • Sketchbook assignment

3. Organizational Line and Sighting Techniques (tools to aid in obtaining correct proportions in life drawing, grids, etc…)

  • Project (ex: still life in which organizational lines are left, like an extension of gesture drawing)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary,Historical references (this one is tough because it is focused on technique, but Vermeer, maybe?) 
  • Sketchbook assignment

4. Line (contour, lyrical, implied, line quality,…)

  • Project (ex: contour line drawing of still life in class)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, I usually talk about contemporary artists and how they use line in their work for this module, also think Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures (I try to find examples that are relatable to them also, not just what I’m into.)
  • Sketchbook assignment 

5. Spatial Relationships (all the pictorial tools we have to create space on the picture plane)

  • Project (ex: Create a drawing in which the space is ambiguous)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, Historical references include anything from David, to Degas, to contemporary… I try to shy away from too much MC Escher, but I mention him :)
  • Sketchbook assignment

6. Shape, Plane and Volume (geometric/organic, positive/negative, field/ground, etc. 

  • Project (ex: Planar analysis, a description is in your book) 
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, Historical/Contemporary references and examples
  • Sketchbook assignment 

7. Value (stippling, cross hatching, hatching, using value to convey light and space, etc…)

  • Project (ex: Draw an object the addresses the concept of “Value,” as well as uses value to describe light and space) I used part of my budget to buy toned paper for this project.
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, Historical/Contemporary examples, and I also show a video of KIT KING drawing a realistic drawing of an eye, so they can see techniques beyond my own and their classmates. 
  • Sketchbook assignment 

8. Texture (actual simulated, collage, frontage, etc.)

  • Project (ex: We did a group project my first semester in which we used graphite and charcoal powder to create texture on a large sheet of paper taped down on the floor)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, in my case we looked at texture (Mutu, Linda Sterling), but also how artists have in the past and continue to make work regarding the body, using the body, dance, etc. Like Yoko Ono, Carolee Shneemann, etc.
  • Sketchbook assignment 

9. Perspective (aerial, linear, etc…)

  • Project (ex: Go outside and make a linear perspective drawing of a building on campus)
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, Historical and Contemporary references, (you will have some architecture students in your class, and they will always challenge themselves with a FLW house or some other marvel of modern architecture if you are having them work from a photo… and that’s great)
  • Sketchbook assignment

10. Composition and Thematic Development  (rule of thirds, golden mean, etc.)

  • Project (ex: I have always used this last module to result in their final project, in which they have freedom to do anything with any materials, with the stipulation that they have to describe to me during critique how they used they have applied the techniques and skills we have covered in class to their creation. 
  • Power Point: Vocabulary, historical/contemporary references
  • Sketchbook assignment 



2D (ART 112)


2D project matrix




Other 2D Resources


Color (ART 113)


Color project matrix 


Other Color Resources


3D  (ART 115)


3D project matrix


Other 3D Resources


The following need links repaired...


Paper Sculpture Powerpoint Lecture  (Lynette Andreasen Spring 2010)


Intro to Digital Media  (ART 116)


IDM/4D project matrix --- IDM Matrix, Reloaded

          Allows for much more control of design without having to dive into html or dreamweaver. 




Other IDM Resources (Peter Christenson)


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Comments (1)

Dan Collins said

at 10:59 am on Nov 25, 2009

When you want to link a powerpoint lecture, please upload the lecture to our Google Docs site (http://docs.google.com)...NOT to http://artcore.pbworks.com Remember, the wiki is the portal; Google Docs is the archive. Once you upload your .ppt to Google docs you can put a checkmark in the box in front of the file name. Then go to Share and pull down/select "get the link to share." You will see options for copying the URL of the file. This URL is what you would use to link from pbworks to google docs. Once you do it a coupla times, it's easy.

Oh yeah, one last thing: any single upload to Google Docs can only be a maximum of 10MB. So if you have huge powerpoints, you'll need to break them into multiple parts, no single part larger than 10 MB.

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