ARTS1101: Introduction to Drawing

4 CreditsArts/HumanitiesOnline Available

This is an introductory studio course in drawing with an emphasis on representation from direct observation. Students are exposed to the ideas, methods, and materials of drawing. Fundamental elements such as line, value, texture, shape, and space are explored in works using media such as graphite, charcoal, and ink on a variety of surfaces. Found and other source materials are utilized in collage and mixed-media works. Students will create original work based on observation and imagination in hands-on exercises and projects. This rigorous course will also introduce techniques and methods to realize and evaluate visual ideas. Students will draw from a live model in order to further develop observational drawing skills. Technical demonstrations, lectures, and exhibition visits will provide starting points for further explorations. Individual and group critiques will help students address technical concerns and contextualize their work within the rich history of drawing. We will develop the verbal and analytical skills necessary to critically examine students' work. Studio work outside of class time is expected.

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