The drawing program begins with introductory instruction in drawing techniques and materials. Students investigate traditional subject matter such as still life, landscape, and the figure to develop perceptual/representational drawing skills and begin experimentation of modern and contemporary approaches.  The drawing curriculum proceeds through Intermediate Drawing, Figure Drawing (that can be taken twice), Advanced Drawing, and Independent Study.  Color mixing and color theory are an integral part of the study. Abstraction and pastiche assignments focus on traditional and experimental drawing approaches. Assignments encourage students to uncover cultural stereotypes, delve into issues of identity, appropriate images from multiple sources, and consider drawing as it interfaces with technology.  Coursework supports interdisciplinary exploration and invites students to bring in ideas and materials from other areas of study. Advanced students explore and refine their own ideas, processes, and use of materials in a community of student artists emphasizing an awareness of the relationship of their work to contemporary drawing practices, theory, and criticism.

For more information please contact Kristy Deetz or the Art Advisor, Minkyu Lee.

Video: Drawing in the Natural History Museum

The drawing studio isn't the only place our students work. UW-Green Bay's Richter Museum of Natural History collections are available for artistic as well as scientific research. The natural forms make excellent subjects for drawing students.