The drawing program develops the student’s ability to understand two-dimensional visual organization through various drawing media. Drawing is seen as a process for visual problem solving and as having a significant place in art history. Compositional and formal issues of drawing are stressed throughout the curriculum. The Intro Drawing studio is equipped with adjustable drawing tables, track lighting for observational drawing, and a critique wall. At the introductory level, students explore traditional subject matter such as still life, landscape, and the figure to develop observational drawing skills and begin investigations of modern and contemporary approaches. The Intermediate Drawing studio is set up for figure drawing with a bi-level platform, drawing horses, and track lighting that surrounds a models’ stand. Surfaced walls in the room allow students to explore large-scale drawings, to stand while working, and to critique completed drawings. At the Intermediate level, students complete assignments focusing on abstract, conceptual, or thematic approaches to drawing. The Advanced Drawing studio is a space where a community of student-artists explore and refine their own ideas, processes, and use of materials with an awareness of the relationship of their work to contemporary drawing practices.
For more information please contact the Art Advisor, Alison Gates.