Drawing I & II are taught through observational drawing studies. Students are given organizational strategies for seeing based on: measuring, ratio, sighting, angle, negative/positive space, value, line and composition. Models and still lifes are set and lit to enforce stated principles and objectives for each class. Outside sketch journals are required with studies that duplicate techniques and principles from each class day.
Life drawing builds on observational strategies encountered in foundation courses. Concentration is on study of the undraped human form with explorations of personal styles of mark making with an assortment of media. Foreshortening, gesture and time extended poses are used in drawing explorations.Outside sketch journals are required with studies done outside class that duplicate techniques and principles from each class day.Expressive Drawing is not based on observational studies, but rather the goal is to create “finished” drawings that may be inclusive of any approach (abstractions, nonobjective, representation, realism) using traditional and experimental materials. Assignments are set with objectives that connect students with their personal vision. Students are asked to present an artist statement that gives insights into the body of work they produce during the semester.