Drawing As Record (DRW2121.01)

Annette Lawrence

The fundamentals of drawing are the basic tools for this investigation into seeing and translation. Using simple methods and means, the practice of drawing is approached from both traditional and experimental directions. The focus of this inquiry is on drawing from observation, broadly defined. In class drawing sessions and discussions are complemented by independent, outside of class work and occasional assigned readings. The goals of the course include the development of individual confidence in observational, analytical drawing skills, and gaining a practical basis for further inquiry into all the visual arts. An introduction to the rich histories and contemporary concerns of drawing from diverse and inclusive points of view will be a running conversation throughout the course. Previous drawing experience may be helpful, but is not required of students enrolling in this course. A portion of this class may be spent drawing the nude human figure.

Note: This class was previously titled Markmaking and Representation. If you have already taken Markmaking and Representation, you should not take Drawing As Record.


Learning Outcomes:
To become familiar with drawing media and processes.
To build the capacity to discuss the formal, poetic, and social implications of drawing.
To develop an understanding of drawing as a practice within the history of art and design.
To develop confidence in observational drawing, learning to see and translate.


Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
W 8:30AM - 12:10PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: Every Term

Categories: Fully In-Person , All courses , Drawing
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