OHLONE COLLEGE GREENSHEET
Kenney Mencher MA MFA Assistant Professor
of Art and Art History
Ohlone College, Office: 4316 and the Smith Center
Art Gallery 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, California 94539
Phone: (510) 979-7916 KMencher@ohlone.edu
A Calendar of Assignments and important dates can be found on the
web at: home
passwords username: ohloneuser password:
Monday and Wednesdays - 12:30-1:15
in room 4311
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2PM in
the Gallery or Gallery Workshop in the Smith Center
or by appointment
Drawing Art 106A&B Monday, Wednesday 01:15PM - 04:30PM, Building
4, Room 4311
The most important stuff:
If you miss any days the first week you will be dropped from the class.
Late work is not allowed in this class.
If do not turn in any of the first three assignments or if you do not have
your supplies the first week you fail the class automatically.
Attendance is mandatory and that every absence lowers your class participation
The classroom doors are locked once class begins and you will not be allowed
into the classroom if you are late.
You will not knock on the door if late. I will not answer the door.
If you miss four classes consecutively you will either fail the
class and or be dropped from the class.
There are no make ups for missed quizzes, exams,
This is a basic drawing course designed to teach students fundamental
drawing skills and techniques. Composition and presentation of subject
matter, as well as a use of pencil, pen, ink and wash emphasized.
STUDENT MATERIALS AND MEANS OF ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES:
Internet Site: www.kenney-mencher.com
Student Learning Outcomes 106A
The student will:
Student Learning Outcomes 106B
Create a portfolio of drawings generated from observation that demonstrate
proficient use of a variety of media, including graphite, charcoal, ink
Explore the use and application of art elements and principles, including
line, value, perspective, texture and color, to produce effective compositions
and depict form and space in drawings.
Critique artwork and discuss the merits of different approaches to specific
Examine the impact of historic artworks on modern drawings.
The student will:
Produce a portfolio of drawings generated from observation and imagination
to effectively express visual experiences and communicate ideas.
Experiment with a range of traditional and non-traditional drawing media,
techniques and approaches that address specific visual problems.
Generate contemporary drawings from appropriated historical artwork.
Identify and discuss the use of the visual elements and organizational
principles of art as they apply to drawings in class critiques.
Apply and practice the concepts presented in class in a sketchbook or journal.
From the hardware store:
1" and 2" cheap natural bristle brushes
A tool box or a cheap tackle box for use as an art box (you can use an
old handbag, cardboard box, backpack etc.)
From the art supply store:
an apron or an old shirt
a couple of tuna cans or small tupperware containers (lids are good to
1-2 water color or "sumi brushes"
or a good watercolor brush
1" and 2" cheap natural bristle brushes (called chips)
or a 1" watercolor brush.
6-7 "Ebony" pencils
or 6B or 8B pencils
(There is a kind of pencil I prefer called a "woodless pencil" that just
has graphite with no wood 8B is darker and softer and the most versatile
if you can find it)
1-2 compressed graphite stick 6B to 8B (8B is darker and softer and
the most versatile if you can find it)
compressed charcoal sticks
a kneaded eraser
a gum eraser
18"x24" Drawing Pad ~80lb paper, (I suggest a spiral bind)
18x24" Charcoal Pad assorted tints or a pad of colored pastel paper or
a drawing board and clips
a cheap set of pastels: but make sure they are not oil pastels (I
like "Alphacolor" the best.)
A tentative calendar/schedule will be provided with this greensheet;
however, there will be times when the schedule will need to be adjusted.
There are no examinations in this course but there are quizzes which
will be based on readings from the on-line textbook and class notes.
EVALUATION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE:
|Class Participation/Attendance/Daily Effort
|Projects (quality and effort)