Foundation Drawing I (Arts 1316)

Instructor: Katherine Fields


ARTS 1316 Drawing I is a foundation studio course exploring drawing with emphasis on descriptive, expressive and conceptual approaches. Students will learn to see and interpret a variety of subjects while using diverse materials and techniques. Course work will facilitate a dialogue in which students will engage in critical analysis and begin to develop their understanding of drawing as a discipline.  As defined in the Academic Course Guide Manual (AGCM) produced by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2015 (THECB). This beginning drawing course develops students' observation skills through experimentation with various approaches, styles, techniques, and media. Recommended but not required to be taken before Life Drawing, Painting or Printmaking. Foundation Drawing I is a pre-requisite for Foundation Drawing II. This course satisfies the fine arts component of the HCC core. (As listed in the 2014-2015 HCC Online Catalog. Jan. 5, 2015).

This course, an introduction to Art through drawing, also fosters an appreciation for drawing and develops critical and observational skills necessary for the creation, analysis, and interpretation of drawn artworks. Through lecture, studio experience, and critique, students will examine the historical and contemporary significance of drawing. Students will create drawings and learn various approaches, styles, techniques and media associated with drawing, as well as Elements and Principles of Design.