3 Credit Hours

This introductory course focuses on the fundamentals of life drawing and development of visual observation skills. Emphasis is placed on the examination of space and form using a variety of drawing materials, including graphite, ink, and charcoal. Students will learn to use line, gesture drawing, and value. The subject matter of drawing projects and sketchbook assignments include the still life, human figure, and perspective. Via self- and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Required participation in the college art show introduces students to proper presentation and framing methods. Students do not need prior drawing experience.