About ARTS 001 B

Introductory study of visual experience through drawing and its transformation of the three-dimensional visual world onto a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis varies with Instructor.


$95 Lab fee; SART, AHST, ARTE majors; ARTS, AHST minors only; Restrictions to be lifted the Monday following Registration; Open to Degree and CDE students.

Section Description

This hybrid style drawing class explores drawing as a method for inquiry – a way to find things out, to notice and study not just what we see, but how. In our work we’ll study the physical and formal practices and processes of drawing; how to build pictorial, representational space through line, shape, plane, and mark making; and the conceptual practice; how artists of the past and present use drawing to think about culture, the visible world, and socio-political issues. Built on the premise that there is no single “way” to draw, the class explores a number of possibilities and approaches to the “what”, “when”, “why”, “where”, and “how” of drawing today. In these times of “distance” we’ll do much of our studio work asynchronously, with small group in-person meetings to discuss progress, critique work, and problem solve. Given clement weather, we will work outdoors in the landscape, and we’ll how and why artists past and present have taken their work outside.

Section Expectation

OUR LEARNING OBJECTIVES: By the end of this class you will be able to: • Build images using at least 4 drawing methods and material approaches • Employ revision as a constructive parameter in the drawing process • Identify at least 3 ways to relate the parts to the whole in your drawings • Analyze and transcribe historic and contemporary drawings • Practice analyzing, discussing, and critically evaluating your drawings and the drawings of your peers • Develop your ideas and problem solve across a group of drawings in a series • Practice developing a more specific, individual approach to your drawings • Study how artists past and present innovate in their work and respond to the world they live(d) in. • Present and document your work more professionally


GRADING Final Grades are determined as follows: DRAWINGS: 60% PARTICIPATION: 30% SELF REFLECTION: 10% Details in course syllabus.

Course Dates



Williams Hall 213 (View Campus Map)


to on Monday and Wednesday

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