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Art 124A - Beginning Drawing - Anna Hahn

Course:Beginning Drawing
Professor:Anna Hahn
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Anna Hahn

Hello and welcome to Art 124A, Beginning Drawing. I am an avid drawer who believes that drawing is an important practice. I love teaching drawing because there is so much potential with it. Drawing is a process that can produce a powerful product and the process itself can be very impactful. I hope this course combined with each of your unique life experiences will result in some amazing drawings and experiences. 

Course Description

Art 124A is a beginning course in drawing experiences emphasizing basic drawing techniques in a variety of media and compositional and design fundamentals. I teach by giving short lectures, demonstrations and lots of examples from art history and past student work. I break the course into four main categories; Line, Linear Perspective, Value and Color. Most of the work done for class is representational, so your work will be drawing actual things and aiming to get a strong resemblance to your subjects. I encourage you to think symbolically about your work and subjects and have specifics assignments with that in mind. 

What to Expect in this Course

This is a sixteen week course. We will have mandatory zoom meetings every Tuesday at 6:15pm. Our zoom meetings will typically be one hour.  There will also be optional zoom meetings on specific Thursdays at 7:00pm-7:30pm. You need to be present for the first zoom meeting of the class (Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 2021 at 6:15pm). If you fail to show to the first zoom meeting your spot in the class will be given to someone else. You will have weekly assignments and a portfolio review. I will teach via lecture, demonstrations and prerecorded videos. To be successful in this course you need to put at least nine hours into each week. 

Types of Assessments

Weekly drawing assignments, written responses, quizzes, critique drawings and a digital portfolio review.

Textbook Information

There is no text required for this course, but you will need:

Digital camera for documenting and sharing art work (a camera on your phone is fine). 
Computer with internet connection, camera and microphone for videoconferencing. 
If you do not have any of the above items, you may request such devices from the COC computer lab. 
See Course Syllabus for required art materials. 

Other Relevant Course Information

This is a beginning course, but some students entering might have a strong set of drawings skills already. Other students might have very little experience or perceived success with drawing. All skill levels are welcome here. If you are open to feedback and observing other students work and process you will benefit from this mixture. I will be looking for how you progress throughout the term. If you put in the time and effort you will improve from where you start. I factor in your effort, but effort does not guarantee an A. 

I look forward to getting to know you and your work. 

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 10/22/2021 Sub#: 919