ART 221
Drawing 2
Spring 2002

instructed by
Ralph Larmann

University of Evansville

Art Department

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ART 221 Drawing
M-W-F 8 a.m.-10 am, Spring 2002

SECTION 1 Primitive Materials Drawing

  1. Make drawing materials from raw materials or that look like they are made from raw sources.
  2. Develop works that represent or illustrate aspects of the human soul. Refer to E. B. Tylor's "Theory of Animism".
  3. Make three finished pieces and prepare them for presentation or exhibition.
  4. A collection of ALL work done during this period is due along with finished pieces.
  5. write a two-page typewritten summary of SECTION 1.

SECTION 2 Traditional Western Drawing and the Atelier

  1. Study the materials used and styles of the Italian Renaissance to 1850.
  2. Do a forgery of a drawing from 1400-1850.
  3. write a one-page typewritten summary on a drawing artist from 1400-1850.
  4. Do studies of perspective and do a wash drawing of an architectural setting.
  5. Do a number of figure studies and a full figure self portrait.
  6. Prepare three works for presentation or exhibition.
  7. A collection of ALL work done during SECTION 2 is due.

SECTION 3 Drawing from an Eastern Perspective

  1. Read Zen in the Art of Archery, by Eugen Herrigel, or other related information on Zen.
  2. Do a 100-stroke drawing and complete an acceptable 4-stroke composition
  3. write a one-page typewritten explanation of Zen as it relates to drawing.
  4. A collection of ALL work done during SECTION 2 is due.

SECTION 4 Contemporary Drawing

  1. study materials and drawings from the 20th Century.
  2. do a drawing in the style of a 20th Century artist.
  3. write a one-page typewritten summary on a drawing artist from the 20th Century.
  4. do four drawings which show a three-step abstraction of a representational form
  5. do a drawing which deals with a social or political theme.
  6. A portfolio of ALL work done during SECTION 3 is due.


Required: All projects and in-class assignments will be graded on a number of criteria including: craftsmanship, research, creative thinking, effective use of class time, presentation at critique, knowledge of subject and ability to effectively manipulate materials.

Attendance at critiques is always required. Anyone missing a critique or arriving late or departing early during critiques will receive a project grade reduction.


  • TEXTS: Auvil, Perspective Drawing; Herrigel, Zen in the Art of Archery
  • black, white, and earth tone ContÈ Crayons
  • HB, 3B, 6B, and Ebony pencils
  • Pink Pearl eraser
  • kneaded eraser
  • bamboo brush
  • crow quill pen
  • two sticks of Char-Kole
  • one 18" x 24" newsprint pad
  • one 18" x 24" sketch pad
  • India ink
  • two receptacles for ink and water
  • paper towels for cleanup
  • any color drawing materials
  • any other drawing tools


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