The Drawing Program begins with Drawing I, which teaches students fundamentals skills and techniques used in creating drawings. Students deal in-depth with concepts, techniques and materials.
Areas of emphasis include composition, content, technical concerns, use of color and a range of material use from traditional to contemporary alternatives. Coursework is based on observation of actual objects and learning how to depict those objects representationally.
Intermediate and advanced levels of drawing continue to focus on development of those skills, but also allows and encourages students to begin to develop a thematic direction in their work in drawing. Life Drawing emphasizes proportions, anatomy and aesthetic relationships.
John Sawvel, BA '11, Creative Director of Museum Arts in Dallas, TX