Fundamentals of Drawing
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Visual Design Interior Decorat
Program Coordinator(s): Tba
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course may be offered in multiple formats including face-to- face, blended, or online. For the assignment component of the course, students will need to purchase some drawing materials.

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
In this course students are introduced to the basic drawing skills appropriate to interior decorating practice including analytical drawing systems, freehand concept sketching and fundamental perspective drawing methods. Students have hands on experience with a variety of media in exploring surveyed subject matter ranging from simple geometric forms to interior spaces. The ability to communicate ideas and concepts through sketching and drawing is emphasized and reinforced in this course through lectures, demonstrations and practical applications in a studio environment. Skills developed through in class exercises and assignments provide the foundation to communicate décor concepts in an accurate and convincing manner.

Program Context

Visual Design Interior Decorat Program Coordinator: Tba
This is the first course that Interior Decorating students take in drawing techniques. They will use the knowledge and skills acquired in this course in later semesters in order to enhance their ability to visually communicate information about interior spaces.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Critical Performance  
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the 
ability to represent and convey a variety of three-dimensional 
subject matter that incorporate sketching and perspective drawing 
conventions used in the interior decorating industry.

Learning Outcomes
To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated 
the ability to:

1. Analyze drawing techniques through the practical application of 
     artist tools and media. 

2. Generate linear drawings to reflect basic life drawing concepts 
    (line, plane, shape, texture and value). 

3. Use various drawing media such as pen, graphite and markers 
    in a safe and practical manner.

4. Create freehand "thumbnail" and "concept" sketches using rapid 
    visualization techniques that effectively communicate ideas and 
    images of interior concepts.

5. Compose drawings to scale utilizing perspective drawing methods 
    and structural analysis.

6. Translate three-dimensional subject matter into two-dimensional 
    drawings as a means of communication and expression. 

7. Incorporate both peer and instructor feedback to assignments using 
    effective critique techniques and visual vocabulary.

8. Exhibit professional behaviours and attitudes including:
   - openness to peer and instructor critiques
   - willingness to work collaboratively
   - commitment to meeting project due dates
   - commitment to the development of unique design solutions
   - safely and effectively work in an industry-like classroom  

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

In-class exercises	30%
Sketchbook Journal      10%
Assignment #1       	10%
Assignment #2           20%
Assignment #3           30%
Total	               100%	

All assignments must be completed as individual or group efforts, 
based on the instructor's specifications. Assignments are due on the 
dates specified within the course. Late assignments may be subject to 
a penalty.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  Communication   Critical Thinking & Problem Solving   Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management   Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR
X X      

Notes:  Both a challenge exam and portfolio are required.

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Fall 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
Koenig, Peter A. (2011).  Design Graphics-Drawing Techniques for 
Design Professionals, 3rd Edition.  New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Recommended Reading:

Bartholomew, Rick. (2013). Design Process Hand Sketching for 
Interiors, Schroff Development Corporation Publications.

Sipp, Stephanie M. (2014). Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing 2nd Ed. 
Schroff Development Corporation Publications.

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education - Visual Design-Interior Decorating Certificate
Course Details:
Module 1: Introduction to freehand drawing principles
-  Introduction to course, supplies and materials  
-  Importance of visual communication in the interior decorating 
-  Introducing sketchbook journal (10%)
-  Introduction to freehand analytical drawing: line, shape, plane 
and form development utilizing varied paper surfaces and drawing media
-  Drawing geometric forms and 3D objects: Still Life Drawing
-  In-class exercise 1 (10%) 

Module 2: Tone, form and texture applications
- Application of 3D principles to forms: shade and shadow techniques 
using varied papers and drawing media
- Conveying texture context on forms and surfaces
- Management of tone and white space in 3D drawing
- In-class exercise 2 (10%)
- Assignment 1(10%)

Module 3: Freehand concept and thumbnail sketching
- Fundamentals and principles of perspective drawing : 1 and 2 point 
- Sketching interior settings: campus sketching  
- In-class exercise 3 (10%)
- Freehand concept and thumbnail sketching: furnishings and interior 
- Drawing of support elements: accessories and plants
- Drawing of figure(s) for in spaces for scale and occupancy 
- Assignment 2 (20%)

Module 4:  Mechanical Perspective Drawing
- Drawing of perspective grids : 1 and 2 point
- Executing mechanical perspective drawings of residential interior 
settings: 1 and 2 point
- Adding furniture detail, textural and lighting context to drawings
- Presentation standards and self expression in drawing as a 
communication and selling tool
- Assignment 3 (30%)

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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

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