Drawing II



I.         A102, DRAWING II, 3 s.h.; Location: Elliott Hall, 305; Time: MWF 1-1:50

II.        Term/Year: SP ’12; Instructor: Julie K. Jack; Office location: Elliott Hall, 301;                  Phone #: x5307; Office Hours: MWF 11-1; email:jjack@twcnet.edu    

III.       Course Description: Special attention will be given to studying composition in Modern, Post-Modern, and Contemporary art theory as it pertains to drawing technique, form and expression

IV.      Course Goals and Objectives/Competencies/Skills: The student will practice and understand drawing as a creative process used to structure and articulate ideas.  The student will have a basic understanding of perspective drawing, use various materials to gain insight into the vast expressive potential of drawing.

V.        Course Relationship to Major Program, Departmental, and Institutional Purpose:  This course is provided in order to prepare students for an art minor, individualized major, or for a studio fine art elective course.

VI.      College Wide Learning Outcomes: The student will use effectively the communication skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.  The student will recognize issues that effect social/political behavior in their historical and cultural perspective.  The student will appreciate the contributions of the arts and literature to life enrichment. 

VII.     Text: Take A Line For A Walk, Robin Landa. Students are required to pay a lab fee of $_______ payable at the business office.  This will purchase your drawing supplies. The same brand of materials enables the same MSDS and therefore, easier compliance with OSHA.  The kits also ensure having all the supplies needed.

VIII.    Topics or Units of Instruction: Perspective, Composition, The student will complete: a drawing in perspective, a sphere drawing, a cabbage drawing, a figure drawing and a landscape drawing.

IX.      Additional Readings: Cantz, Hatie, Expressive!; Fedele, Frank The Artist’s Palate: Cooking…; Rudds, Leopold, Egon Schiele: Landscapes; Schwabsky, Barry, Vitamin D; Crow, Thomas, Modern Art in the Common Culture; Impelluso, Lucia, Nature and it’s Symbols; Foster & Krauss & Bois, Art Since 1900: Modernism, Anti-Modernism, Post-Modernism.

X.        Methods of Instruction and Modes of Learning: The student will work on drawings in and out of class, participate in critiques, view other drawings, and be lectured on technique and purpose. XI. Course Requirements and Means of Evaluation: Attendance is vital and mandatory.  There are no excused absences without a Dr.’s excuse, athletic team participation, or funeral.  Four unexcused absences will result in automatic failure of the course. Students will need to keep talking to a minimum during studio time.  Likewise, cell phones should be turned off while in class.  They will be confiscated during the class if necessary.

XII.     Clinical/Lab/Field-Based Experiences:  Students will receive credit for attending gallery openings, museums, or other approved experience. In case of spill or accident, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are located in the art library on the third floor of Elliott Hall in a black binder titled “MSDS”.  If any additional toxic or potentially hazardous materials are brought into the art studio, students must look product up online, print out a MSDS and place in binder described above.

XIII.    Addendum:  none

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.  Painters addressing these issued will be studied

The students will have the opportunity to incorporate these issues in painting assignments.  Critiques would be the venue for articulating these ideas.

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

Appreciation:  Students will see the work of other painters 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



Courses Taught


Expected Course Outcome


The Student will:

Relevant Qualifications

Coursework in Masters

Coursework in Doctorate



Work Experience

Painting I, II

Drawing I, II, III

Printmaking I, II

Intermediate Studio Methods and Critique, Advanced Studio Methods and Critique, Senior Thesis, Senior Theory, Art Since 1900, Several Topics Courses

  • Learn acrylic paint techniques

Visiting artists Series


Art Since 1945


History and Philosophy of Education

Masters of Fine Art is considered a “Terminal Degree”, meaning no other degrees are offered

Annually attends some type of  Professional Improvement


Papers presented on Lorenzo Monaco, Mary T. Smith

Create artwork in a variety of media for 20 + years.

  • Learn about drawing theory
  • Look at other artists’ drawings

Mixed media exploration

in Fine Arts.


Papers presented on

Nicoolo Di Buonaccorso, and own work

Currently exhibit artwork and execute commissi-ons

  • Create a final drawing based on an original narrative

Grad Survey: Modern and Post-Modern Art History


Seminar: Theories of Representation



Exhibits work nationally

Taught at TWC for 17 years and at Judson College for 2 years


Honor Code: Students need to write “pledged” on all assignments turned in for grading.  “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.



XV.  Date of Preparation/Revision: 1-3-12 By: Julie K. Jack