Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This course provides an introduction to basic freehand drawing with an emphasis on drawing from observation.

The student is introduced to a wide range of drawing methods, media and concepts, while developing perceptual skills and an ability to utilize drawing as a tool for thinking, expression, invention, and communication. The learning in this course is rooted in an intensive, studio based art making experience through which one will gain the necessary skills to begin creating works of art within a historically and culturally aware context.

This studio course prepares each student for the careful interpretation and evaluation of their own work, that of their peers, and artwork of current or historical significance. This capacity for interpretation and evaluation is made possible through an instructional emphasis on learning to see and translating what is seen during the act of drawing. Students will be evaluated on their studio work, participation, articulation of concepts, and degree of improvement over the term.



Always visit the Registrar's Office for the official course catalog and schedules.