Drawing I

Tennessee Wesleyan College



  1. I.               A 101 Drawing 1,  3 credit hours; Location: Elliott Large Studio


  1. II.             Term/ Year:  Spring 2011      Instructor:  Jerry L. Hagaman Office location: Elliott Hall, 302;      Phone #745-4600; Office Hours: E-mail: jhagaman@twcnet.edu


  1. III.           Course Description:  An introduction to the development of objective rendering skills.  Special attention will be given to problems in the use of line, shape, volume, and perspective. 


  1. IV.           Course Goals and Objectives:  The student will obtain a working knowledge of the vast, graphic potential of the achromatic medium of pencil and paper and will develop the ability to render simple and compound objects.


  1. V.             Course Relationship to major program, departmental, and institutional purpose:  The course is provided to prepare students for a minor in Art or as an elective course to compliment their liberal arts program.


  1. VI.           Course relationship to content area knowledge and skills from the educational matrices: This course is provided in order to prepare students for an art minor, individualized major, or for a fine art elective course


  1. VII.         Text:  None, but supplies are a REQUIRED purchase.  A supply list will be given out.


  1. VIII.       Topics or units of instruction:  Line, shape, volume, figure/ground, perspective.


  1. IX.           Additional Readings:  Individual research in drawn images will be required.


  1. X.             Methods of instruction and modes of learning:  Individual instruction in technique and design during class sessions and sketchbooks used outside of class.  Individual and group critique.


  1. XI.           Course requirements and means of evaluation:  Attendance is mandatory.  Three unexcused absences will result in automatic failure.  Missed class or assignments must be made up in the studio.  Grades will be determined by quality of work, development, and participation.  A grading addendum is provided.


Prepared:  1/11/11 jlh

Honor Code:  Students will need to write “pledged” on all assignments turned in for grading, indicating compliance with the code as follows: “I pledge, on my honor, to conduct myself with the foremost level of academic integrity”

Mission Statement: In keeping with the spirit of the liberal arts, Tennessee Wesleyan College seeks within the framework of the Judeo-Christian tradition to provide for students the highest quality educational experience, to promote personal responsibility, integrity, and purpose, and to prepare students for a life of leadership and service in an ever changing global community.



XIV.            Assessment Measures for College-Wide Learning Outcomes:

Learner Outcome



1.  Use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.


Reading:  Students will read the, handouts and assignments

Speaking:  Students will participate in class discussions and critiques.

Listening: Students will attend class, participate in discussion of the lecture topics and exercises, and follow verbal instructions regarding homework, and other assignments.

5% of each student’s grade is based on participation in class discussion of current reading topics and of solutions to previously worked problems.

2. Recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective 

Social, political, historical, cultural perspectives: Students will become aware that these perspectives are integral to art.  Artists addressing these issues will be studied

The students will have the opportunity to incorporate these issues in assignments. 

3. Appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment

Appreciation:  Students will see the work of other artists who have enriched the lives or others and themselves by viewing live work as well internet sources such as artstor.


Students have the opportunity to make up unexcused absences by attending an art opening or exhibit. 



Matrix of Relevant Qualifications vs. Course Outcomes



Course Taught


Expected Course Outcomes


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters

Coursework in Doctorate



Work Experience

Drawing I

  • Be exposed to a wide range of styles, materials, and techniques in art

Various Art History courses in Undergraduate and graduate school






A lifetime of interest in art

  • Learn and have a working knowledge of the vast, expressive media of drawing

Numerous studio courses





20 + years carpentry


20+ years


  • Learn to broaden their appreciation of drawing