ART 191 Black Art Expression | Course Description (TTH 10:00-11:50 a.m.)

This Drawing course will deal with drawing through the historical, aesthetic, cultural perspectives, and traditions of African American Art.  This course is a beginning study of basic principles and elements of design theory, which will be studied in conjunction to the project development. This class will focus on the fundamentals of African American (Black Art) Expression and we will apply these principles to create two-dimensional drawings based on contemporary themes. We will explore a variety of traditional, Old Master, and Avant-Garde techniques; such as making homemade paper, Silverpoint Drawing, homemade ink, graphite and charcoal drawing, Xerox Transfers, and mixed-media collage explorations.  While experimenting with a variety of media, students will practice interpreting the subject in unique ways, offering their own aesthetic values to develop their drawings.Prince