621 Drawing I


1 semester, ½ credit

Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Prerequisite: 620 Introduction to Art

This course is designed to teach the basic techniques of drawing using line, shading, and perspective. A variety of drawing experiences will be used, including gesture, contour, perspective, several types of shading techniques, and the human form. The mediums to be used are pencil, charcoal, ink, and flair pens. Students are expected to furnish a sketchbook, erasers, drawing pencils, charcoal pencils, fine line black markers, and a portfolio folder. 



By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate operational skills in drawing.
  2. Apply drawing techniques.
  3. Imitate drawing styles.
  4. Design their own compositions.
  5. Draw with originality. 
  6. Use color theory with colored pencils.



By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Line and shape used to create form and structure on a two-dimensional plane 
  2. Color techniques 
  3. Rules of composition
  4. Surface alternatives


This curriculum last updated on January 27, 2021, by the Fine Arts Department.