Course

Drawing 1

Course Details

Course Number
1313
Section Number
1313
Semester
Fall 2016
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C116
Days & Times

 

Drawing I-1313-101                                          

Syllabus

Fall 2016

 

Drawing I-1313-201                                                 TTH 9:30am-12:20pm

Syllabus

Fall 2016

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Catherine Prose, Associate Professor of Art

940-397-4304

catherine.prose@mwsu.edu

Office hours:  Room C105A, MW 1:30-5:00 and TTH 2:00-3:30. You can contact me for special meeting times.

 

BUILDING HOURS:

(students have access using your student ID on door facing soccer field)

Monday-Friday 7am-9:30pm

Saturday 7am-4:30pm

Sunday CLOSED

 

CATALOGUE COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Drawing a variety of subjects in both wet and dry media with emphasis on black and white visual organization and expression.

 

OBJECTIVE:

In this course students will:

1.    Demonstrate competence in the use of a variety of art materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink, conte’ crayon and different types of paper.

2.    Learn to observe, perceive and draw the shape of a space.

3.    Demonstrate liner perspective for delineating space in a drawing.

4.    Use proportion and tonality to indicate position of a form in space.

5.    Study the history of drawing from master drawings and its connection to contemporary approaches to making art.

The focus of this class will be drawing from observation, both inside and outside class. Wear comfortable clothes and expect to get your hands dirty!

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

1.    Attendance 20%

2.    Drawing assignments 70%

            Right side and left side brain teaser and warm ups (approximately 20)

            Inside class assignments (approximately 6-7)

            Outside class assignments (approximately 6-7)

3.    Final Portfolio 10%

            Inside assignments

            Outside assignments

            Two drawings matted-your choice

              

GRADING SCALE AND EVALUATION EXPLANATION:

Midterm and Final Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

Evaluation Explanation:

A=       Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B=        Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C=       Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater need    for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D=       Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic             understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F=        Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,             perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of necessary time     and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   

 

PROJECTS:

All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.

            >          Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in                  on time.

            >          YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your                            absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind                             you that a project was due during your absence.

            >          IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three  

                        allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the                                     next class period attended

 

CRITIQUES:

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.

 

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies. Students arriving ten minutes after class begins will be considered late. THREE late arrivals count as a single absence.

You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences you run the risk of being penalized via 10% attendance grade reduction.  If students are absent or late FIVE times, whatever the reason, they will receive a FAILING GRADE, be dropped from the class roll, and be asked to stop attending class.

 

STUDIO ACCESS:

The drawing studio is available for your use whenever scheduled classes are not in session. The studio, supply cabinet and other materials are accessible via room and lock codes that will be provided. Please keep this information limited to only other students enrolled in the course.

IF YOU ARE IN THE BUILDING AFTER HOURS, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOUR STUDENT ID AND PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN CLASS IF AN OFFICER ASKS FOR IT. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM AND NEED ASSISTANCE, CALL THE CAMPUS POLICE AT EXT. 4239.

 

MAINTENANCE OF STUDIO:

General studio clean up will be the last 1o minutes of each class session. Students will maintain discipline in studio safety precautions, maintenance and up keep throughout the semester. The instructor will drop those students not willing to take active part in those goals.

 

TEXT:

Brian Curtis, Drawing from Observation, ISBN # 0-07-241024-8, McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Betty Edwards, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, ISBN # 0-87477-088-2, St. Martin’s Press

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY AND STUDENT CREED:

The university policy and procedures for academic dishonesty are outlined in the current Student Handbook in Appendix E. No cheating, collusion, or plagiarism will be tolerated in this class.  Any student engaging in an academic dishonest act will be sanctioned appropriately. 

Enrollment in this class constitutes an acceptance to adhere to the Student Honor Creed and all other student conduct policies outlined in the university Student Handbook.

http://www.mwsu.edu/student-life/conduct/index

http://www.mwsu.edu/Assets/documents/student-life/2014-2015-student-handbook.pdf

 

CONDUCT STATEMENT:

Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removing the disruptive student(s) from the class, either temporarily or permanently (instructor drop), and receive a final lower grade, up to and including an F. Electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPods, iPads, personal computers, etc.) are not allowed to be used in class except with the expressed authorization of the instructor.  Absolutely no texting will be tolerated.  The use of any recording devices or recording media during the class and lectures is strictly prohibited. Students in violation to these rules will be sanctioned at the discretion of the instructor, and penalties may include lowering of the student’s grade, up to and including an F, and to include an instructor drop.

 

The instructor reserves the right to initiate an instructor drop with a grade or W, WF, or F, as specified in the Student Handbook (see link above) for reasons to include attendance issues, academic performance in the class, indifferent attitude, or disruptive conduct.

 

STUDENTS WITH A DISABLING CONDITION:

Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that the necessary accommodations can be made.

 

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

 

 

 

Departmental Policy for Gallery Openings 

Students enrolled in studio or art history courses must attend every gallery opening.

At every gallery opening, the student will receive a comment sheet.

During each opening, the student must fill out and submit the comment sheet.

If the student cannot attend the gallery opening, they must meet following requirements:         

  • The student must write a paper on the artist exhibited in the Juanita Harvey gallery.
  • The paper should emphasize the student’s reaction to the work.
  • The paper must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt font, and be double-spaced.
  • The paper must consist of 500 words.
  • The paper must be submitted to the art office one week after the exhibition opening.
  • If the exhibition extends past the final class day of the semester, the paper will be due one week before the final class day of the semester.

 

LIST OF REQUIRED EXHIBITIONS FOR SPRING 2016:

 

Fall 2016 Juanita Harvey Art Gallery Exhibitions and Wichita Falls Museum of Art Mandatory Attendance

Dewane Hughes and Alexis Hughes

Opening on Friday, September 16, 2016, 6-8 pm

School of Art @MWSU

ART CAMP POT LUCK

September 22 4-6pm

School of Art @MWSU

“Poets, Painters, and Paper:

Post-World War II American Avant-Garde Art”

Opening on Friday September 9, 2016, 6-8 pm

Wichita Falls Museum of Art @MWSU

Kip Fullbeck

Opening on Friday, November 11, 3-5pm

School of Art @MWSU

“Cross Current International Exchange Show -

U.S. - Japan”

Opening on Friday, November 18, 2016, 6-8 pm

Wichita Falls Museum of Art @MWSU

 

 

Professor
Catherine Prose (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

OBJECTIVE:
In this course students will:
1. Demonstrate competence in the use of a variety of art materials such as pencil, charcoal, ink, conte’ crayon and different types of paper.
2. Learn to observe, perceive and draw the shape of a space.
3. Demonstrate liner perspective for delineating space in a drawing.
4. Use proportion and tonality to indicate position of a form in space.
5. Study the history of drawing from master drawings and its connection to contemporary approaches to making art.
The focus of this class will be drawing from observation, both inside and outside class. Wear comfortable clothes and expect to get your hands dirty!
 

Course Expectations


 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Attendance 20%
  2. Sketch Book- documentation of the development of ideas (images) and record of processes. 10%
  3. Drawing assignments:

            Right side and left side brain teaser (approximately 20)

            Inside class assignments (approximately 7) 20%

            Outside class assignments (approximately 10) 20%

  1.       Final Portfolio- consisting of the following:

            Two drawings which are mounted, matted and polyester covered 10%

            Your best 4 inside assignments

            Your best 5 outside assignments

            Final assignment (must also be matted) 20%

            Midterm evaluation form













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Grading Standards

 

Midterm and Final Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

Evaluation Explanation:

A=        Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B=        Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C=        Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater need        for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D=        Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic      understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F=        Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,         perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of necessary time            and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   

Submission Format Policy

PROJECTS:

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction. CRITIQUES:allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the next class period attended. > IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three > YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind you that a project was due during your absence.> Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in on time.All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.


Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction. CRITIQUES:allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the next class period attended. > IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three > YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind you that a project was due during your absence.> Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in on time.All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.PROJECTS:

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection 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 Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE:
Attendance and attitude are influencing factors. You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.
You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences you run the risk of being penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.
 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.