Exploring techniques for representing images two dimensionally begins with training one’s eye to discern an object in a different way, studying planes, contours, and perspective to accurately represent an object on a flat surface - drawing requires both visual and conceptual skills. As such, a complex awareness of expressive means in drawing is essential to communicating a personal vision through imagery. It is this visual expression that must be developed in order to see, think, respond and in the end, create. Through the exercise of drawing, visual awareness and acuity increases. It strengthens the ability to perceive two and three-dimensional development within the Division of Fine Arts. Although essential to all graphic disciplines, a solid, well-rounded exposure to the various elements and concepts of drawing is integral to a comprehensive development in Fine and Studio Art.
Students are advised to follow the degree plan for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art, to take two semesters of basic drawing, followed by upper level drawing courses and independent study projects.
|Focuses on developing drawing and design skills. (Required course for all art majors.)|
|Application of specific drawing skills with a emphasis on personal expression. Course content will focus on conceptual development and media exploration as outlined by the instructor.|
|Conceptual and expressive problems to encourage independent thinking with regard to contemporary drawing issues.|
|Drawing of the human figure using a variety of media in the solution of figure construction problems with emphasis on perceptual and creative expression.|