Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • ADS - Arts & Design Studio

Lab fee:


Typically offered:

Every other year

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of visual art in general and drawing, in particular. While focusing on perception, composition, line and materiality, students will draw from objects, the human figure, interior/exterior spaces, and from imagined sources. We will work with a variety of materials and challenge the limits of scale, by investigating the navigation of landscapes as accumulative, drawn lines. We will develop strategies to visualize histories, topographies, individual perspectives and inner worlds embedded in landscape. Regular class critiques will assist in developing evaluation skills of work in progress, and in analyzing formal composition principles. Assigned readings and one research project, contextualizing work and life of an assigned artist, will be a segment of this course. Students will be expected to maintain an ‘active’ sketchbook. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, competition of projects, and their artist presentation.



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