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Department: Fine & Performing Arts
Teachers: Patricia Meyers
Open to: Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
Length: 2 Semesters

This class is an introduction to classical and contemporary drawing techniques. Students will develop an understanding and knowledge of line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Students will develop a full range of drawing skills, expand their vocabulary of mark making, make accurate perceptual drawings, and use those skills to hone their ability to self-express. Drawing is a basic studio course in the media and techniques of drawing. In class activity will emphasize the study and mastery of two-dimensional representation, multiple different drawing media, and teach students how to make informed choices in their methods of representation in order to accurately communicate with others through visual image making. Projects will consider the development of concept, compositional decisions, craftsmanship, experimentation, and expression. Students will also look at Art History and work to unravel the role of Drawing within the conversation of Contemporary Art.

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