ART 125: Drawing 2
ART 224: Drawing 3
ART 225: Drawing 4
Instructor: Diane Weintraub
Days/Time: Fri. 8:00AM to 2:20PM
No required textbook for this class. A selection of excellent books about
learning to draw will be shown in class.
You will be given a basic supplies list at various intervals during the
semester. ALWAYS BRING APPROPRIATE MATERIALS TO CLASS. Part of your grade
will reflect your coming to class prepared to do the work. If you are
not prepared with the appropriate materials you cannot do the class work
and therefore your work and grade will be affected.
NOTE: YOU WILL INVEST APPROXIMATELY $100 to $150 ON ART SUPPLIES
FOR THIS CLASS. If you took Drawing 1 you might have some of the basic
Drawing 2 utilizes the skills and concepts developed in Drawing 1
to further develop and investigate advanced drawing techniques. Drawing 2
students will begin with a review of core drawing skills such as
organizational line, value, line quality, spatial development and so on.
As the class progresses Drawing 2 students will explore a variety of
contemporary compositional devices such as layering, planar division,
juxtaposition, and so on.
Drawing 3 students will explore advanced
strategies in drawing through narrative structure while beginning the
long-term goal of developing a personal style/voice
Drawing 4 students will explore advanced
strategies in drawing with the goal of developing a personal style/voice
and content towards building a portfolio or body of work
This course adheres to the policies outlined in
the Cuyamaca Catalog. For further information, see Academic policies
stated in the catalog. (3 hours/3 units credit)
The student must have successfully completed Drawing 1 in order to be
eligible to take Drawing 2. The student must have successfully completed
Drawing 2 in order to be eligible to take Drawing 3.
The student must have successfully completed
Drawing 3 in order to be eligible to take Drawing 4.
This class is designed to expose students to many different drawing
techniques using a variety of tools, media, and support materials/surfaces
while exploring drawing as a mainstream artistic media and the content
that accompanies those media and techniques.
Method of Instruction:
Most of the class time will be spent drawing. Instructional
methods include one-on-one instruction, as well as lecture form
occasionally illustrated by slides and videos. At the instructor’s
discretion and depending on exhibition scheduling, there might be one
museum and/or gallery visit. There will be no written exams. Students will
engage in classroom discussions and informal as well as formal critiques
of projects and assignments.
Method of Evaluation:
Students will participate in both informal/work-in-progress
(not graded) and formal (graded) critiques.
participate to receive a grade, which means that “no shows” on critique
day will receive an “F” for that critique.
Unfinished work will receive a “D” for that project, but will be
considered “on time” and may be re-submitted and thereby earn a revised
grade. Work must be matted or mounted as proscribed by the assignment to
be considered “finished.”
Grades will be based on individual and personal improvement (personal
best) and not in relation to other students or their progress.
Out-of-class drawing assignments and sketchbooks will also receive
Distribution of grade weight for Drawing 2, 3,
Grades will reflect:
Attendance and participation: tardies and absences will reduce your grade!
Readiness for critiques and work sessions, including having all required
Evident quality and growth in your portfolio
"A" students complete all assignments on
time and present them neatly in critiques. They miss few if any class
sessions. They participate verbally without being called upon, and their
independent work is vigorous, original and consistent throughout the term.
Their work in all respect goes beyond the minimum, the expected, and the
required. Their cumulative portfolios show both growth and
"B" students complete all assignments competently and on time. They
present their work neatly in critique sessions, where they participate
when called on to do so. They miss few classes. Their independent work is
a bit spotty but overall exhibits commitment to surmounting issues with
which they struggle. Their cumulative folio shows growth and above
"C" students complete all assignments on time, though some of their
work may not be improved after critique. They may display their work in
critique with minimal attention to presentational standards. They
participate when called upon in critiques. Their independent work may not
be consistent and their cumulative folios may show growth but little
objective excellence even though some aspects of it may be quite
"D" students do not complete all assignments on time. Attendance
may be a problem.
"F" students do not complete the exercises and miss class.
Excellent attendance is mandatory in
this class. It is simply too
difficult to develop your drawing skill if you are not in class working.
If you do miss class get notes and assignments from a classmate study
buddy and work on the drawing project at home. Find a study buddy at the
first class meeting and exchange contact information. LECTURE MATERIAL
WILL NOT BE REPEATED. DO NOT ASK THE INSTRUCTOR FOR NOTES FROM PREVIOUS
SESSIONS OR TO REPEAT ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS. Ask your study buddy.
Because this class is heavily dependent upon one-on-one instructor
feedback, in-classroom work is an important component of your grade.
For every class you miss as an unexcused absence your grade for that
project will be reduced by one grade point. (Example: one absence
would result in a grade of “B” reduced to “B-.”)
Drop for Absence Policy: According to the Cuyamaca Catalog,
“When absences exceed twice the number of hours that a class meets in one
week, the instructor may institute an excessive absence drop. Failure to
attend the first class meeting may result in the student being dropped
from the class.” This class normally meets 6 hours per week, meaning
that if the student reaches 12 hours of absences (2 classes) the
instructor will drop the student.
Tardy and Early Leaving Policy: Be prompt and stay to the end to
receive credit for being present. Two tardies or leaving the class early
equal one unexcused absence! Be on time---it’s a small room and your late
entrance will be distracting!
An excused absence is defined as doctor appointment that cannot be
scheduled otherwise, jury duty, personal or family emergency.
Determination of an absences as “excused” or “not excused” status resides
with the instructor only.
Students with Disabilities:
Academic accommodations are available for students with disabilities.
Please identify yourself to me and to the Disabled Students Programs and
Services staff so that appropriate accommodations can be ensured. If you
suspect that you have a learning disability, or require services for any
other type of disability, see Disabled Students Programs and services in
the “A” building or call 660-4239.