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Monmouth University 

Drawing I

Fall Semester

September-December

Course ID: AR191

Explore fundamentals of drawing in order to accurately describe nonfigurative volumetric objects. Students are expected to develop a solid understanding of basic drawing elements such as line, value, mass, and space and learn to comprehend the understanding of space, shape, proportion, form, volume, light, and rhythm. Drawing I is a basic hands-on course that introduces the student to various traditional drawing techniques and materials for expression. Working with a basic drawing medium, we will explore fundamental rendering techniques. Six hours per week.

Drawing II

Spring Semester

January-May

Course ID: AR192

A studio course that continues to develop the skills covered in Drawing I,AR-191. Students will be introduced to both traditional and nontraditional concepts and techniques of interpretive and subjective drawing and rendering. Drawing techniques and materials pertaining to the expression of both figurative and nonfigurative subject matter will be explored. The human figure will serve as the primary subject of study with an emphasis placed on the rendering skills. The complex nature of the figure provides students with problems that require serious attention to observational skills in order to correctly render the form. Drawing II utilizes the live, nude model. Six hours per week. Prerequisite: Drawing I.

Art Appreciation

Fall Semester

September-December

Spring Semester

January-May

Course ID: AR101-50

A global survey of the cross-cultural evolution of art from the prehistoric period through the twentieth century. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the basic elements of art, the creative process, and the significance of art within the context of social, political, religious, and economic climate of its time. Interactive assignments through PowerPoint presentations, Visual Diary entries hands on art assignments to correspond with the history chapter to chapter. Museum trip to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.