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ART-125A - Fundamentals of Drawing - Pavel Vogler

Course:Fundamentals of Drawing
Professor:Pavel Vogler
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


My drawing

Hello and Welcome! -

I am an Instructor who continually works on improving teaching strategies and classroom management techniques. I feel strongly, that through my experience as an independent, practicing artist, I am able to help my students to connect daily with classroom experience to their future career goals. 

Fundamentals of Drawing is a beginning course emphasizing basic art-making techniques and compositional and design fundamentals.

The class will be taken on a step-by-step approach to understand and apply the Elements and

Principles of Design in order to create collection of drawings, learning on how to design, using a variety of art tools and techniques.

Course Description

Here’s a brief preview of what you will learn in this course, and the topics that will be covered.

To provide knowledge of the technical processes and vocabulary associated with2D art-making and design.

To develop an ability to analyze and discuss drawings as media and techniques.

To assist in exploring the social, historical and cultural issues which influence art, artists in the area of drawing.

What to Expect in this Course

Here are the activities you can expect to engage in during a semester in your class. -

First couple weeks is for us to get to know each other, via your participation, sketchbook work, simple projects I will see who you are and what can you do.

Don't stress out, we will work together to make this course easy and fun. The key is to participate and communicate during Zoom meetings,  Discussion Board and email and submitting all projects by the posted deadlines on Canvas.

Zoom meetings will be conducted for each scheduled class to reinforce your learning. I wish I could meet you in person, still through your art you will be able to tell me your story.

Example of assignments:


1. Art review readings of online sources, videos and PowerPoints.

2. Research in sketchbook; text and sketches.

Writing, Problem Solving or Performance:

1. After an introductory lecture on the critical language used in analyzing the formal properties drawing, students will write a two-page essay analyzing a contemporary drawing

from a local museum.

2. Write a formal artist's statement that relates to a specific work of art created by the student.


1.Create a drawing to suggests an asymmetrical balance using the pencil techniques. Project is based on individual design.

2. Create an drawing which will express ideas of movement and emphasis, project is based on examples of design.

Types of Assessments

Discussion Board,

Art Quizzes,

Midterm and Final PowerPoints,

Sketchbook Work,

Portfolio Projects, Rubrics for each projects are explaining grading process.

Textbook Information

Textbook is recommended but not required

"Key To Drawing" by Dobson

Other Relevant Course Information

What you Need to Know about Required Course Materials

Please check the list of materials needed to successfully begin, continue and complete the course. The detailed information’s are posted on Canvas, for example; simple drawing and

application materials like pencils, pens, color pencils, erasers etc.

Drawing Pad and Sketchbook will be an essential part of the class, since all your research, drawings and designs will be practiced and submitted for grading by photo documenting your work in sketchbook.

Submitting all the work will be online, by photographing ad submitting photo files, PowerPoints or Word Documents.

Phone camera should be enough for taking pictures, more info on submission of work, materials and photographing techniques will be provided.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 338