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Zhi Lin
zhilin@u.washington.edu
ART 265
Seattle Campus

Intermediate Drawing

Prerequisite: ART 132.

Class Description

Intermediate Drawing is a continuation of the visual principles that students were exposed to in Drawing I and Introduction to Figure Drawing. Problems in Intermediate Drawing are greater and conceptually more complex. More emphasis is given to the development of students' individual qualities and critical thinking, so that students can be critical about their choices in their drawings. Intermediate Drawing will deal with specific visual problems through observation and investigation of large still-life settings, human figures, and landscapes.

Classroom sessions will be devoted to the instructor's demonstrations, slide lectures, students' in-class drawing from life, master-study, and class and individual critiques and discussions of both in-class work and homework assignments.

Recommended preparation

The student must complete Art 132 and all other prerequisites before taking this course.

Class Assignments and Grading

The main focus of the in-class and homework assignments is to learn visual language through observational study from nature and the great artwork in the history of art.

Grades will be given based on the quality of the student's works (in-class and homework) and participation in the class. Grading considerations include: 1.) Completing the requirements, demonstrating control of the media to achieve creative results in terms of content and conceptual growth. 2.) Using class time to the student's best advantage to complete work. 3.) Offering constructive criticism of others' work during group critiques. 4.) Meeting deadlines.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
zhilin@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Laura E Todd
Date: 11/13/2002