Jan 26, 2021  
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog 
2017-18 RACC Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 112 - Drawing II

3 Credit Hours

This course is a continuation of the principles learned in Introduction to Drawing and will utilize black and white media. It will also introduce color as an element in drawing using the dry media of colored pencils and pastels. Drawing II focuses on the act of drawing as a process. Students will further their knowledge of the many different expressive qualities of drawing using direct observation and hands-on participation. Students will participate in field trips to museums and art galleries.

Prerequisite(s): ART 111  

Semesters Offered: Spring


The most fundamental level of art is the making of an art object. Advanced drawing allows the student to develop intentionality in making art. Further exploration of the formal properties of art such as line, form, value, and composition allow the student to develop craftsmanship and the “why” of making a particular piece. As a method of understanding self, the psychological use of color expresses individual differences.


  1. Use the colored media of pastel and colored pencil in drawing

  2. Examine the psychological effects of color in art

  3. Use color as a tool for modeling forms with light

  4. Use black and white media, to explore new drawing processes

  5. Use atmospheric and linear perspective in developing the illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface

  6. Examine intent in making a drawing through discussion

  7. Identify effective strategies for articulating a personal aesthetic

  8. Analyze the experience of viewing art by writing about it

  9. Acknowledge influences professional artists may have made in the student’s artistic development

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