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Course : Copy of Drawing II

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Spring 2022
Fain Fine Arts Center, C105
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Final Exam Day/Time


Continuation of ART 1313, Drawing I, with emphasis on color drawing media and development through individual and group projects.



In this course students will:

1.    Demonstrate a mastery of drawing skills, acquired in Drawing I, to more advanced problems.

2.    Use color to define, organize and express the overall effect of the visual statement.

3.    Demonstrate a mastery of rendering from observation.

4.    Demonstrate a competence in developing a concept expressing personal interest, ideas, or goals. Working from imagination.  

5.    Improve visual critical faculties and the ability to verbally express these concerns in discussions and critiques.

6.    Study the history of drawing from master drawings and its connection to contemporary approaches to drawing.


Wear comfortable clothes and expect to get your hands dirty!


1.    Attendance and in class participation 20%

2.    Daily sketchbook practice (7 days a week for 15 weeks=105 drawings total) 20%

3.    Major drawing assignments (6-10)  50%

4.    Final Portfolio 10%

            All drawings must be presented in a professional portfolio

            Two drawings must be mounted and matted-your choice


Midterm and Final Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

Evaluation Explanation:

A=       Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B=        Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C=       Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater need    for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D=       Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic             understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F=        Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,             perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of necessary time     and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   



All work is expected to be completed and ready for presentation at the assigned date. It is EXTREMELY important to stay up to date with assignments and projects.

            >          Late work is unacceptable. Every effort must be made to turn projects in                  on time.

            >          YOU are responsible for finding out what work was missed during your                            absence, and turning in work missed due to an absence. I will not remind                             you that a project was due during your absence.

            >          IF you are absent on a project due date, and IF you are within the three  

                        allowable unexcused absences, work is DUE at the beginning of the                                     next class period attended



Class critiques are intended to help evaluate the strengths and weaknesses within each project by practicing new vocabulary and design concepts presented in class. They will take place on a regular basis and are designed to encourage the development of your technical and conceptual skills. Your participation and the expression of ideas and opinions in critiques are a major part of this course. Missing critique is equivalent to missing an exam and will be penalized via 5% attendance grade reduction.



Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies. Students arriving ten minutes after class begins will be considered late. THREE late arrivals count as a single absence.

You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences you run the risk of being penalized via 10% attendance grade reduction.  If students are absent or late FIVE times, whatever the reason, they will receive a FAILING GRADE, be dropped from the class roll, and be asked to stop attending class.



The drawing studio is available for your use whenever scheduled classes are not in session. The studio, supply cabinet and other materials are accessible via room and lock codes that will be provided. Please keep this information limited to only other students enrolled in the course.




General studio clean up will be the last 1o minutes of each class session. Students will maintain discipline in studio safety precautions, maintenance and up keep throughout the semester. The instructor will drop those students not willing to take active part in those goals.



Howard Smagula, Creative Drawing, ISBN # 0-07-248282-6, McGrow-Hill.



Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.



The university policy and procedures for academic dishonesty are outlined in the current Student Handbook in Appendix E. No cheating, collusion, or plagiarism will be tolerated in this class.  Any student engaging in an academic dishonest act will be sanctioned appropriately. 

Enrollment in this class constitutes an acceptance to adhere to the Student Honor Creed and all other student conduct policies outlined in the university Student Handbook.



Classroom behavior that interferes with either the instructor’s ability to conduct the class or the ability of other students to benefit from the instruction will result in the instructor’s removing the disruptive student(s) from the class, either temporarily or permanently (instructor drop), and receive a final lower grade, up to and including an F. Electronic devices (i.e. cell phones, iPods, iPads, personal computers, etc.) are not allowed to be used in class except with the expressed authorization of the instructor.  Absolutely no texting will be tolerated.  The use of any recording devices or recording media during the class and lectures is strictly prohibited. Students in violation to these rules will be sanctioned at the discretion of the instructor, and penalties may include lowering of the student’s grade, up to and including an F, and to include an instructor drop.


The instructor reserves the right to initiate an instructor drop with a grade or W, WF, or F, as specified in the Student Handbook (see link above) for reasons to include attendance issues, academic performance in the class, indifferent attitude, or disruptive conduct.



Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that the necessary accommodations can be made.


Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at



Departmental Policy for Gallery Openings 

Students enrolled in studio or art history courses must attend every gallery opening.

At every gallery opening, the student will receive a comment sheet.

During each opening, the student must fill out and submit the comment sheet.

If the student cannot attend the gallery opening, they must meet following requirements:         

  • The student must write a paper on the artist exhibited in the Juanita Harvey gallery.
  • The paper should emphasize the student’s reaction to the work.
  • The paper must be formatted in Times New Roman, 12pt font, and be double-spaced.
  • The paper must consist of 500 words.
  • The paper must be submitted to the art office one week after the exhibition opening.
  • If the exhibition extends past the final class day of the semester, the paper will be due one week before the final class day of the semester.




Spring 2017 Juanita Harvey Art Gallery Exhibitions and Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Edger Heap of Birds: Secrets of Life and Death

Opening on Friday, January 27, 2017, 6-8 pm

School of Art @MWSU

Faculty Exhibition

Opening on Friday, March 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

School of Art @MWSU



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MSUTexas e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at