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ARTS 031A: Beginning Drawing

Course Description

This is a beginning drawing course for students with no former drawing experience. Students draw natural and human-made forms from observation directed toward realistic rendering of objects. Students receive an introduction to pictorial composition and perspective and an introduction to drawing media: pencil, charcoal, conte, and pen and ink. Studio practice emphasizes basic shading principles, techniques and development of “line” qualities of graphic presentation. Students have the opportunity to learn skills, which enable them to develop an aesthetic vocabulary leading to independent critical judgment.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 32 – 36
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 64 – 72

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: Area A-3: Arts & Humanities
  • C-ID: ARTS 110 - Fundamentals of Drawing
Last Updated 6/28/24