ART 116 Drawing I

3 credits, Fall and Spring

Explores drawing as a method of representation as well as a means of organizing and expressing ideas. This course introduces basic skills and techniques of drawing from direct observation using subjects such as still life, landscape, and architecture. Students use the tools of organization, composition, representation, abstraction, value, perspective, rapid visualization, and the focused practice of maintaining a sketchbook. Students work with various traditional and digital media. Students will present and discuss their work and the work of their classmates during faculty-led critiques. Art history and visual culture references are incorporated into lectures and projects. This course includes studio and lecture. Students will need to purchase supplies/materials for this course.

Prerequisite(s): None

General Education: Fine Art for non-majors