Maricopa Community Colleges  ART111   19956-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 4-25-1995

ART111  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

L+L  3.0 Credit(s)  6.0 Period(s)  5.1 Load  Acad

Drawing I

Fundamental principles of drawing. Emphasis on composition and facility in objective and expressive representation, using variety of drawing media.

Prerequisites: None.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ART111  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Drawing I



Analyze historical examples of drawing. (I)


Define form within a two-dimensional format by employing the use of line, value, texture, and compositional theory. (II, III, IV, V)


Describe the elements of composition, and explain how forms are balanced and unified within the picture plane. (V)


Explain the concepts of proportion, scale, and perspective. (VI)


Use a variety of media. (VII)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ART111  1995 Fall – 2011 Summer II

Drawing I


I. Historical References and Examples

II. Line

A. Contour line

B. Line weight

C. Gestural line

D. Modeled line

III. Value

A. Value scales

B. Form defined by value studies

IV. Texture

A. Media

B. Organic and manmade surfaces

C. Expressive properties of texture

V. Composition

A. Compositional balance

B. Focal points

C. Negative/positive spaces

VI. Perspective

VII. Media and Techniques


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