Friday, January 23, 2009


Drawing III
2:30 – 5:35 pm
Prerequisite: ART 200 (Drawing II)
Applied Arts 303
1/22/09 – 05/15/09

Amy Fichter
Associate Professor
Applied Arts 306B

Office Hours
Friday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
or by appointment

Drawing III Exhibition (Course Requirement)
May 10 – 16, 2009
Gallery 209

Final Exam
Tuesday, May 12 from 4:00 - 5:50 p.m.

Course Objectives
1. Display versatility with a variety of drawing materials and processes.
2. Investigate and challenge established drawing methods through the expressive use of traditional and non-traditional media.
3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research.
4. Make informed creative decisions that combine researched intent with corresponding drawing approaches.
5. Gain an awareness of historical and current drawing practices.
6. Produce a cohesive portfolio of work.
7. Understand and articulate a drawing vocabulary.
8. Effectively plan, prepare and exhibit artwork

More than 3 absences may result in a lower grade.
More than 7 absences may result in failing the course.

Grading Policy
• Your grade will be based primarily on your final e-portfolio in which you showcase your learning over the semester and best examples from the class. This e-portfolio will include images of your work and written reflections.

• Other parts of the course that will enter into your grade include:

1. your participation in the Drawing III exhibition (presentation of your work, helping during set-up and take-down, working with the other students to achieve a successful exhibition).
2. the quality of your presentations on assigned contemporary artists.
3. the quality of your interaction with myself, other students, and the subject matter.
4. the quality and consistency of your involvement with your class blog and your blog group.

• A mid-term e-portfolio will be graded to give you an idea of your standing in the class at that point, but may be overridden by the quality of your final portfolio. In other words, the two grades will not be “averaged” for your final grade.

It is part of my job—my responsibility—to give you a grade that lets you and other art “authorities” (other professors, employers, grad schools, gallery owners, etc.) know how your final portfolio and overall attitude during class measure up to given standards.
One useful way to think about grades is to consider them guides as to how other art professionals (besides me) would view your portfolio. How would a design firm see your work? A graduate school acceptance committee? Other professors in the Art & Design department? Gallery owners?

Course Schedule (Tentative):
We will be following the text Drawing: Eight Propositions as a way to research, explore, create, question, and discuss contemporary drawings and contemporary drawing issues.

You will create your drawings outside of class (the expected time spent on research and drawing for this class is six hours per week minimum).

During class time, we will look at work of other artists, discuss articles on contemporary artists & issues, present your blogs, and have critique/noticing sessions.

Found Drawings, TRACEY Online Journal & Readings
Jan. 27/Jan. 29
Science & Art/Nature & Artifice
Feb. 3/ 5
Feb. 10/12
Ornament & Crime: Toward Decoration
Feb. 17/19
Feb. 24/26
Mental Maps & Metaphysics
March 3/5
March 10/12
March 17/19 Spring Break
Popular Culture & National Culture
March 24/26
March 31 Advising Day (no class)
April 2
April 7
April 9 Mid-Program Review (no class)
Comics & Other Subcultures
April 14/16
April 21/23
???? Final Projects ????
April 28/30
May 5/7

Final Exam
Tuesday, May 12 from 4:00 - 5:50 p.m.

Drawing III Exhibition (Course Requirement)
May 10 – 16, 2009/Gallery 209

Thursday, January 22, 2009

blog, found drawings

Drawing III students:

please send me via my stout email:
  • your first name, last name
  • your blog title's name
  • your blog's url
  • your class & section #
by Sunday night (january 25) at midnight.

assignment #1:
  • find 100 found drawings
  • edit down to the 20 best/most interesting
  • create a flickr account, upload the 20 found drawings to it
  • choose 2 or 3 of the best found drawings to post on your Drawing III blog
  • include in that blog post a link to your flickr site
  • be prepared to look and talk about these on Tuesday, January 27
here is the link to TRACEY's found drawings