Class Schedule - Spring 2013 - ARTC 4000/5860 - Bowling Green State University
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Date Tentative Topics: Assigned: What is due:
Week 1
13 Mon

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Syllabus, Introductions, Portfolio requirements

Portfolio Requirements Notes 1

Facial Feature Research, Draw Facial Features

12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in the Union - meet at room 207 at 1 p.m.

1-2:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion, 207 Union - Golan Levin, and BGSU Digital Arts faculty Michael Arrigo, Anthony Fontana, Heather Elliott-Famularo, Bonnie Mitchell and Dena Eber

3-4:30 p.m.
Featured Speaker, 206 Union
Golan Levin, art talk

5-6 p.m.
244 Wolfe Center - Draw Facial Features

Assignment 1: Research Facial Features


Assignment 2: Draw Facial Features

Due: As. 1: Research Facial Features


14 Tues

Continue Facial Feature Drawings

Facial Feature Sketch Critique

Research Stylized Facial Features

Draw Stylized Facial Features



Assignment 3: Research Stylistic Facial Features

Assignment 4: Draw Stylized Facial Features

Due: As 2: Drawn Facial Features

Due: As 3: Research Stylistic Facial Features

Due: As 4: Draw Stylized Facial Features

15 Wed

Blog Setup

Visiting Artist: Ken Fairclough - Concept Artist




Assignment 5: Drawing Characters with Markers

Due: As 5: Drawing Characters with Markers

16 Thurs

Focus on Animals

Scanning Demo


Assignment 6: Blog Setup

Assignment 7: Animal Research

Assignment 10: Character Personalities

Due: As 6: Blog setup

Due: As 7: Animal Research

17 Fri

Zoo Trip 1: Observational Drawing



Assignment 8: Animal Drawings


Week 2
20 Mon

Critique of zoo drawings

Create a hybrid animal character

Character attributes (emotion, feature, profession and personality) drawings




Assignment 9: Hybrid Animal Human

Assignment 11: Research Character Artists

Due: As 8: Animal Drawings

Due: As 9: Hybrid Animal Human

Due: As 10: Character Personalities

21 Tues

Research Character Design Artists

An Investigation of Character Artist styles

Draw a character in a different style


Assignment 12: Character Design Styles

Due: As 11: Research Character Artists

Due: As 12: Character Design Styles

22 Wed

Human proportions

Distorted Bodies

Caricature Drawing

Hybrid forms:
animal - machine - human - plant

Assignment 13: Human Proportions

Assignment 14: Distorted Bodies

Assignment 15: Caricature Drawings

Due: As 13: Human Proportions

Due: As 14: Distorted Bodies

Due: As 15: Caricature Drawings

23 Thurs

Model sheets

Character Bios


Assignment 16: Character Bio

Assignment 17: Character Model Sheet

Due: As 16: Character Bio

24 Fri Final Critique  

Due: As 17: Character Model Sheet

Due: As 18: Final Portfolio