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IAI Major Course Description - ART905 : Drawing II

(3 semester credits)

I. Course Description:

This course builds on and refines the experiences of Drawing I focusing on a variety of media

including color. Emphasis is on invention and formal concerns. Explorations into abstraction, nonobjective

and fabricated image making is covered in this class. Course includes vocabulary

development, critical analysis activities, and reference to contemporary and historic models of


II. Prerequisite: Drawing I or portfolio review

III. Credit Hours: Three (3) A studio class meeting six (6) clock hours per week

IV. Media:

Emphasis on a variety of media in black and white and color: Markers

- Water-based media


Dry media - Grounds - Various Papers - options may include digital media

V. Concepts and skills should include but not limited to:

Blending Techniques Rendering Surfaces Marking Techniques

Organizational Principles Mass / Volume Repetition / Variation

Opacity / Transparency Additive / Subtractive Spatial Illusion

Form Plane Series Drawing

Color Principles Expressive Impact and Meaning of Color Presentation Skills

Note: It is strongly recommended that students maintain sketchbooks in this class.

VI. Critical Analysis:

Class and Individual Critiques providing for understanding of the criteria and standards used

in assessing performance

VII. Historical Reference:

Contemporary and Historical Drawings as Models for Drawing Reference

VIII. Health and Safety:

Students should be made aware of the safety issues involved in working with art materials and

techniques for this course work, including proper use, storage, and disposal.

IX. Suggested References/Texts:

Revised by IHEAA, 4


-20-2012 Revision Endorsed by the IAI Art Major Panel,



Adopted by IHEAA, 10


-17-1997 Endorsed by IAI Art Major Panel, 10-29-99

The Illinois Higher Education Art Association (IHEAA) and the IAI Art Major Panel both recognizes that each discipline within an art

program has specific objectives that are routinely formulated by faculty within the discipline. These objectives are further defined

and implemented by each faculty member during the course of teaching a class. It is not the intention of these skills and content

outlines to impose specific course objectives or approach or to prescribe projects


- the domain of each individual instructor. These

skills and content outlines, however, are intended to suggest a set of minimum expectations or standards from which specific

individual objectives and approaches can be developed. Instructors may provide additional experiences, content and skills, but they

should cover what is outlined to assure continuity among courses with similar titles.

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