3creditsThis is a combined lecture and lab course. A foundations studio course, it continues basic drawing principles such as line, shape, form, texture, value, space, perspective and composition, as well as continuing to explore medias including pencil, pen, charcoal, conte, chalk and other alternate media. It stresses perception, visual awareness, sensitivity and critical thinking/judgment, and may include still life, landscape, portrait, live model and non-objective forms. Focus is on the student’s preferential media, subject and content with an emphasis on the criteria of composition as determining a drawing’s success, as opposed to visual perception, rendering or technique. Students will be expected to make “finished” works of art for presentation and to move beyond strictly studies or technical assignments.