Drawing

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Taking a drawing class at Fullerton College will change the way you see the world. For students who complete a drawing course in the Fullerton College Art Department, the world becomes a whole new visual experience of light, shade and form. Students learn that the practice of rendering form through direct observation entails a process of retraining the eye to see in new and exciting ways. As a form of personal expression, drawing becomes a method for exploring the complexity and beauty of the world and finding one's place in it. You will develop expertise in the use of a variety of materials, such as graphite, charcoal, oil pastel and ink. You will learn how to compose a picture so that it is compelling and expressive. You will learn the techniques of contour drawing, shading and texturing, as well as the concepts of perspective, proportion and others which are constantly in use by professional artists. And perhaps most importantly, these explorations can unleash the creative energy each one of us needs to live life to the fullest. The fulfillment of self-expression, a renewed excitement about the beauty and complexity of our world, an increased level of self-awareness and a new sense of self-confidence are but a few of the rewards to be reaped by enrolling in a drawing class taught by any of our professional-level instructors. We hope to see you here!

Painting

Painting is something you do when you are not running into other things. Painting is something that focuses the mind, brings peace to your soul and is an outlet for all the things you can't say to those people you would like to say them too. It brings direction and purpose to your life. Painting classes are six hours of week of communing with like-minded creative types, making something with your hands and an aerobic workout for the right side of your brain. From basic fundamentals to creative freedom Fullerton College has an exceptional art department with a staff who will help you reach your painting goals. You should not miss doing this at least once in your life. You owe it to yourself, to the collective unconscious, to the planet and to all those people to whom you can't say what you want. Paint.

Drawing & Painting Courses

ART 120 F Basic Design (3) (CAN ART 14)

Two hours lecture and four hours lab per week. This course includes an introduction to the art elements of line, shape, value, texture, pattern, color, and the principles of composition. These design elements and principles will be used to create two-dimensional visual images. Various media are used. (CSU) (UC credit) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

ART 127 F Painting Concepts - Floral (2)

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. This course covers a conceptual approach to organic form including floral compositions and various visual plant elements. The students will deal with classic symbolism and contrasts, employing fundamentals of color harmony and structure. Work is from nature, still life and photography in various painting media. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ART 128 F Oil Portrait Painting (2)

Prerequisite: ART 129 F

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. The development of portraiture through schematic studies and observational methods using models and plaster busts. Representational observation of facial features and varied facial types and expressions will be developed into oil portrait paintings. Costume, setting, color harmony and historic and contemporary portraiture concepts to be studied. Production hours outside of class time are required. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 129 F Portrait Drawing and Painting (2)

Advisory: ART 182 F and 186AF

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. An exploration course in portrait drawing and painting based upon the study of the human head. Facial structure and the representation of many types of people in various art media are explored. Growth of individual expression and development of personal style is encouraged. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 139 F Fashion Sketching (2)

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. Designed for the student interested in a fashion career or the graphic design or illustration major wanting to develop fashion sketching skills. The course will include refinement of basic skills in drawing of the clothed figure as well as rendering of fabrics and patterns. Media used includes graphite, ink, marking pens, charcoal, colored pencils, photocopy, and mixed media. Development of a personal sketching style will be encouraged. Course may be taken three times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 144 F Fundamentals of Cartooning (2)

Advisory: ART 182 F or ART 179 F

One hour lecture and three hours lab per week. An introduction to basic cartooning techniques. Includes sketching, inking, and the development of characters. Projects include gag line cartooning, political cartooning, and the development of a weekly cartoon strip. In addition, there will be an analysis of the elements of both the humorous and the dramatic in cartoon art. This analysis will include a review of historically significant Sunday funnies and comic book characters, as well as an examination of major trends in comic art from 1895 to the present. May be taken two times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 179 F Drawing for Non-Art Majors (2)

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. Beginning course in traditional and contemporary drawing techniques and terminology with an emphasis on representational drawing accomplished with a variety of media, including, but not limited to, graphite, charcoal, conte, ink, oil and/or chalk pastel, and colored pencil. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

ART 180 F Perspective Drawing and Rendering (2)

Prerequisite: ART 182 F

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. The lecture portion covers basic fundamentals of perspective and traditional rendering. Emphasis is on creating the illusion of three dimensions on a twodimensional drawing surface. The course includes explanations of simple solid shapes in space, lighting, and accurately depicting surface qualities. This course also meets student needs in advertising, illustration, and industrial design. Course may be taken twice for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 181 F Drawing from the Masters (2)

Corequisite: ART 182 F or ART 119 F

One hour lecture and three hours lab per week. The lecture portion of this class covers working methods and media of master draftsmen from previous centuries. The lab consists of analyzing and copying master drawings in a variety of media. Emphasis is placed on the traditional approach to drawing as practiced by masters such as Durer, Michel - angelo, Da Vinci, Raphael, Rubens and others. May be taken three times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 182 F Basic Drawing (3) (CAN ART 8)

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. An introduction to the fundamentals of representational drawing. Media used include pencil, ink, charcoal, conte, pastels, watercolor, and mixed media. Designed for art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

ART 183 F Representational Drawing (2)

Prerequisite: ART 182 F

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. This course is a study in contemporary and traditional realism in the area of drawing. Media may include pencil, ink, charcoal, conte, pastel, watercolor, and/or mixed media. Recommended for art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 184 F Expressive Drawing (2)

Advisory: ART 182 F or ART 186AF

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. Surveys a variety of drawing styles introduced by artists whose mark-making itself communicates emotion, whether or not recognizable objects are depicted. Starting with Van Gogh and continuing through German Expressionism and Abstract Expressionism, the course leads toward the development of a personal, contemporary drawing style. Media covered include ink, pastel, watercolor, collage, and mixed media. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) CSU GE

ART 186AF Beginning Life Drawing (3) (CAN ART 24)

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. This course is an introductory course in drawing from the human figure. Course emphasis is on the development of a basic understanding of structure, anatomy and movement. The focus of this course is the accurate anatomy study through continued use of the skeleton and life models. Required for all art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ART 186BF Intermediate Life Drawing (3)

Prerequisite: ART 186AF

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. An intermediate course in drawing the human figure. The course emphasis is on the refinement of basic skills, exercises and anatomy. Complex techniques reinforce the understanding gesture, structure and anatomy, through the continued use of the skeleton and life models. Recommended for all art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 186CF Advanced Life Drawing (3)

Prerequisite: ART 186BF

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. An advanced course in drawing the human figure, the emphasis of this course is a focused review of previous drawing exercises and the refinement of techniques. Advanced studio problems will be addressed, with historical and contemporary examples. Recommended for all art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 187 F Watercolor for Non-Art Majors (2)

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. This is an intro - ductory course in watercolor painting with emphasis on a wide variety of traditional and contemporary techniques and skills. Creative selfexpression is encouraged in still life, landscape, figurative, and abstract approaches. Media includes both transparent and opaque watercolor and related materials. May be taken twice for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ART 188 F Watercolor Painting (3)

Two hours of lecture and four hours of studio per week. This course is designed specifically for the art major. This course will provide a better understanding of the structure, techniques, and vocabulary of transparent watercolor painting as well as encourage the student to develop conceptual, perceptual, and technical knowledge of all the design elements. A variety of traditional and contemporary methods are presented through demonstration, lecture, videotapes, individual instruction, critiques, class discussions, and field trips. Advanced students are encouraged to develop their own style and means of expression through a creative, experimental approach to watercolor painting. This class may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ART 189AF Beginning Painting (3)

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. This course approaches painting as a creative process while developing the elementary skills of painting as a means of self-expression. In this course emphasis is upon the fundamentals of composition, color theory, and craftsmanship as applied to painting. Required by art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE

ART 189BF Intermediate Painting (3)

Prerequisite: ART 189AF

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. This course is a continued study of painting techniques and media. As a creative process, emphasis is placed upon individual experimentation with multi-media application as well as continued skills development and conceptual application to issues in painting. Recommended for art majors. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 189CF Advanced Painting (3)

Prerequisite: ART 189BF

Two hours lecture and four hours studio per week. This course constitutes a study of advanced painting problems stressing experimentation, traditional and contemporary painting composition and methods. Course may be taken twice for credit. The second semester of the class, emphasis is upon a body of work demonstrating individual conceptualism and material exploration. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 194 F Studio Painting Laboratory (1-2)

Pass/No Pass only - Open Entry/Open Exit

Fifty-four hours of lab in the painting studio. The lab course provides the opportunity for the painting student to work on new or ongoing projects; to learn to operate studio equipment; to have available the supervision of a painting instructor for advice and guidance; to work with a peer group; and to expand and complete work for a portfolio. May be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 195 F Anatomical Figure Drawing (2)

Prerequisite: ART 182 F

One hour lecture and three hours studio per week. The course explains and demonstrates how a specific area of the human body is constructed, how it moves and how it looks in different positions. A full size human skeleton, plaster casts and slides of master's anatomy studies are used as reference. The lab consists of copying and analyzing a variety of anatomical studies to compile a note book representing all the components of the figure. This class serves the needs of the student in drawing, painting and sculpting the human figure. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit)

ART 197 F Mural and Faux Painting (3)

Two hours lecture and four hours of studio lab per week. This course is for the beginning through advanced student intended to teach the fundamentals of faux (fake) finishes and mural painting. Students will learn how to execute a variety of finishes and create murals, how to bid jobs and how to work with a variety of materials. May be taken three times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

ART 210 F Life Painting (3)

Prerequisite: ART 189 F and ART 186 F, or a portfolio review by the instructor

Two hours lecture and four hours lab per week. This course is an introduction to painting the human figure, nude and clothed. The emphasis is on realistic representation of the human form in oils using structure, color, value, lighting and composition. Historical and contemporary uses of the figure in art as well as various styles of painting will be explored. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE

ART 244 F Illustration (3)

Prerequisite: ART 120 F and ART 140 F

Two hours lecture and four hours lab per week. The lecture portion of the class covers problems of creating finished illustrations from thumbnail sketches to final art. Emphasis in this course is on illustration for printed media such as books, newspapers, and magazines, as well as con - ceptual design for industrial products, and illustration for the electronic entertainment, theme park, and motion picture industries. Projects are designed to prepare the student for the professional skills necessary in creating an industry appropriate portfolio of work. Course may be taken four times for credit. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

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