This course approaches drawing as a way of thinking and seeing. Students will be introduced to a range of drawing issues, as well as a variety of media, including charcoal, graphite, ink and oil stick. Subject matter includes still life, the figure, landscape and architecture. Students will explore representation, abstraction, process and conceptual drawing, as well as working from imagination. A structured independent project will be given at the end of the semester.
In class: studio work and discussion. Outside of class: structured drawing assignments, often in sketchbook, short reading and writing assignments; guest speakers and visits to galleries and museums in New York. Final Project will be presented in group critique.