ART 2DG3 CONTEMP APPR TO DRAWING
Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2013/2014
Instructor: Prof. Briana Palmer
Office: Togo Salmon Hall 429A
Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23155
Office Hours: Tuesday 2pm 4pm
- Course Objectives
- Textbooks, Materials & Fees
- Method of Assessment
- Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties
- Additional Policies and Statements
- Other Course Information
This course provides insight into the varied functions of drawing including expressive purpose, communication, information organization, idea synthesis and drawing as a form of thinking. A variety of media including graphite, charcoal, conte, wet media, collage, digital media, mixed media and hybrid approaches are included.
Due to the nature of this course it is mandatory that students attend every class. There are demonstrations/ lab instruction, life modeling that can not be repeated. If a student is absent from class they must follow McMaster’s policy for missed classes. Students missing classes due to team sports, work or other will not be excused, missing classes with out good reason will result in a failing grade as projects will not be repeated nor made up.
Demonstrate knowledge of materials and techniques acquired through the duration of this course
Demonstrate independent study and creative thinking through development of ideas and materials.
Demonstrate a willingness to explore new techniques/processes and undertake challenges in order to expand personal boundaries and creative outcomes.
Demonstrate research practices both historical and contemporary, which inform the artwork(s) from various sources, such as: the museum collections, galleries, sketchbook, library, and journals.
Participation in in-class discussions and critiques.
Textbooks, Materials & Fees:
Studio Fees: The studio fee of 50.00 provides students with the materials necessary for this class. Materials will be given to each student at the beginning of term students must pay the SOTA office before receiving the drawing materials. Other materials included in the cost are materials that are used in the drawing studio such as news-print, and items from the drawing cart. The materials given at the beginning of term are to get you started if you run out it is your responsibility to replenish, please make sure you come to class with paper and drawing media. You may also choose to add to your drawing materials with your own choices of paper wet/dry media.
Method of Assessment:
EVALUATION: THE CRITERIA FOR GRADING IS AS FOLLOWS:
Resolution/completion of project(s): the development of work(s) through explorations of materials and ideas express through drawing, plans and/or the reworking of the works in progress, full development of ideas and investigation.
Innovation/creativity: the work must exhibit an exploration of visual language through the visual imagery as well as the concepts that are expressed in the work(s).
Conceptual Knowledge: an understanding of the imagery and why it was created. This has to be more that I just like it. Why?
Technical skill: students must demonstrate the ability to execute works that they have learned through technical demonstrations of this course.
Assignment Percentage Breakdown and Due Dates
In Class assignments-
5% will be given for full class participation of the drawing exercises given each class. These drawing exercises are time bound projects and are given to aid, develop and hone each students drawing skills. Students must be present during the full class to receive the 5% failure to do so will result in the loss of 5%.
Project 1 10% Day out with Jim Reed Due Sept 26
Project 2 20% Self Portrait of self, looking at self Due Nov 21
Project 3 10% Objects of an Importance October 24
Project 4 10% Documentation of project of self looking at self Nov 21
Mid term: A mid term grade will be given end of October and will include project one.
Working in the studio
It is mandatory for the studio arts students to have read this manual.
Studio Safety Art Manual for Students website:
The studio are only for art students in the program, if you have a special project that requires someone from outside of the program into the studios you must see the technologist or a professor for permission. There is no food or drink permitted in any of the studio spaces, and steel-toed shoes must be worn in the studios at all times. If a student is not wearing steel -toed boots they will be asked to leave, continual occurrence of no steel toes will result in loss of studio access. Do not bring any chemicals or other materials into the studios with out the permission of the studio technologist or instructor. Do not decant any materials into food containers, if you use a new container and re- label any material that are no in it’s original container.
Clean up after you are finished.
Projects and Technical Demonstrations
Each week students will be given an in-class assignment on a drawing technique, it is the student’s responsibility to take notes as well as create images using this technique taught in their in-class assignments. Please keep all drawings that you have done during the semester for grading at mid term and year- end.
If a student should have an accident in any of the studio, the incident, (no matter how minor) must be reported to a faculty member, or the studio technologist within 24 hours. If there is no faculty or technician is available, and immediate attention is needed please call 88 for all emergencies. Do not hesitate to call 88 in any circumstance, please do not make medical judgments for yourself or others, let a medical professional make the decisions necessary.
Projects /portfolios that are handed in late will receive one full letter deduction each day it is late. If students are experiencing difficulty executing the work, they should contact me at least 4 days prior to the due date and the project must be underway by at this point. Extensions are only granted with good reason.
Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.
Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:
You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.
Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
- Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
- Improper collaboration in group work.
- Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.
Email correspondence policy
It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student. Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.
Modification of course outlines
The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.
McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)
In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.
Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities
Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.
Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances
Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.
Other Course Information:
Please make an appointment ahead of time if at all possible I will be in my office Tuesday 2- 4pm
Clean up of studios
Students must participate with the cleaning of the studios; if a student cannot attend they are to see the technologist or instructor for other arrangements a date will be set for last day of classes.