Through studio practice, beginning drawing students develop a comprehensive understanding of line, shape, volume, texture, space, structure, movement and form. The course teaches students to understand the nuances of visual language and encourages materials and process experimentation. The course work guides the students toward mastery of the technical skills necessary to produce an organized and expressive drawing. Studio practice will include drawing still life objects, landscapes and the human form, using a variety of methods and materials. As an outcome of seeing, thinking and working, students will learn to solve progressions of open-ended problems that arise throughout the drawing process. Group and individual critiques help students further develop their analytical skills and help them hone their ability to provide feedback to other artists.
Offered fall and spring