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01-06-2004, 01:47 PM
I will be attending Drawing I at my local community college. The class is at night and is composed of all 4 semesters of drawing. So Drawing I - IV students are all in the same class.
My question is does anyone know what will be taught? Is it just graphite drawing or does this type of class cover Conte, CP, etc.
I have never taking a drawing class - not even in HS so any answers would be welcomed.
I wouldn't be surprized if they get you to explore a number of different drawing mediums, including charcoal, conte, and ink as well.
Whatever they get you to do, if you don't have experience with these media, don't worry about it! Just relax and have fun with it :D
01-06-2004, 05:26 PM
I've just completed Drawing I & II at community college. I signed up for different teachers for I & II and it seemed to me that how and what was taught was left up to the individual teacher as both were quite different.
The one teacher made a real effort to introduce us to many different media such as charcoal, graphite, conte, colored pencil and ink. The other teacher seemed to like to use charcoal an awful lot, but she would suggest that we could use another medium if we wanted.
Drawing I, II & III students were all lumped together in each class as you describe.
01-06-2004, 05:43 PM
i took drawing 1 which consisted of basically graphite drawings. when i took drawing 2 i was able to use charcoal, conte, ink, pen, black paint. it kinda depends on the instructure. but typically drawing 1 is covering the basics of drawing, drawing 2 allows you to gain more creative flow with drawing by using different mediums, or at least that was how it was in at my last school.
01-12-2004, 05:39 PM
An advantage to being in a class with students of differing levels is your ability to learn and teach each other as well.
Something I tend to do when in a drawing class is to do a lot of "leaving my easel" to "rest my eyes" and to look at what others are doing. Sometimes they will see something that I won't and I'll learn from them (kind of like the "drawing game" in the drawing / sketching forum.
01-12-2004, 05:42 PM
Oh, and most basic drawing classes go over black and white media (kind of like pHotography concentrates on B/W... This is so that you can train your eye to see the shapes and differences in value within your subject BEFORE you add in the next element of color...
01-13-2004, 01:25 PM
Went on a quick google search and found you this:
Drawing 1 Class Description (http://www.centenarycollege.edu/artwork/caal/edu/syllabus_drawing.html)
It's pretty broad, and yes all these types of classes depend on the type of teacher you have, and how ambitious they want to teach you. Some will approach the basics and leave you to experiment on your own. THERE IS NOTHING STOPPING YOU FROM DOING THIS... Take that teacher aside after class, tell them you'd like to do more, and can they make suggestions for reading material, artists to study, materials, etc... Your teacher should be a wealth of knowledge if pushed right...
Now other teachers may cram too much stuff at you, and you may be the kind of student that cannot grasp a single medium in 2 weeks before moving on to another. All I can say to that is, practicing on your own time will make all the difference, and a sketchbook or two filled cover to cover is great additional practice. You can also ask the teacher in this case to give you more outside suggestions to make the most of what you already have learned. Ask them for their source material, who their influences are in what helped to develope that part of their lesson plan...
What you cover is not as important as how well it is covered to your liking, remember you are paying for this... it is not and should not be Fast Food Art Instruction... If time does not allow for you to do more independant study, (and yes you can learn also from watching your fellow students progress) then , my suggestion is take very thorough notes, ask the teacher if you can use a tape recorder and or take pictures during class.
03-15-2004, 08:03 PM
What I wanna know is are these classes any good at all??? I am in India but my cousin in U.S.A would like to know... if community college classes are any good...
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