• Absolute Beginners
  • Drawing

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of drawing. Emphasis will be placed on observational drawing, the development of perceptual skills and technical facility, as well as the exploration of drawing as an expressive medium and conceptual tool. Through in-class assignments and exercises, students will explore fundamentals of drawing such as negative and positive space, proportion, line, contour, value, volume, natural perspective, gesture, composition and mark making. A variety of drawing media will be used throughout the course to familiarize students with a range of materials and their possibilities. Critique, discussions, presentations and demonstrations will be fundamental to the working and learning structure of the class.


Fall/Winter (12 weeks) $475 | Materials/Model fee $40 | Total $515


Notes: No experience necessary. This course also covers studies in the human figure; a nude model will be used.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
538Donnely SmallwoodSept. 11, 2018 to Nov. 27, 2018
TERM - FALL 2018
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
12-week courses$515.00
802Roberta McNaughtonSept. 12, 2018 to Nov. 28, 2018
TERM - FALL 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
12-week courses$515.00
508Robert AkowSept. 14, 2018 to Nov. 30, 2018
TERM - FALL 2018
2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
12-week courses$515.00
901Martha EleenSept. 15, 2018 to Dec. 1, 2018
TERM - FALL 2018
9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
12-week courses$515.00

What you will learn

  • Ways of seeing
  • Line/Contour
  • gesture
  • mark making
  • Negative/positive shape
  • Tonal values
  • composition
  • Spatial exploration
  • Experimenting with media: Exposure to a variety of materials and processes of wet and dry media
  • Presentation of various examples throughout history.