RCARTS 240 - Drawing
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Fine Arts (RCARTS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Lab Fee:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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This class focuses on drawing as a means of visual inquiry, balancing foundational exercises with projects designed to foster a personal or experimental style. The first half of the course will provide an introduction to the basic principles of observational drawing, encouraging the exploration of various media and materials. Assignments will direct students to investigate line, shape, and value, positive and negative space, proportional measuring, gesture, and color via representations of the interior still lifes and motifs. The second half of the course will encourage students to apply these strategies with more creative control, combining observation with imagination. These projects will include the human figure, sequential imagery, and portraiture among others, aiming to provide students with an understanding of different stylistic approaches, and expressive possibilities spanning a range of subject matter. The final goal is to empower students to feel comfortable articulating their visual interests via drawing and to foster a high degree of confidence, independence, and creativity.

Course Requirements:

Attendance is required for lectures and lab times. Students who do not attend the first class will be dropped from the course. A lab fee will be assessed.

Class Format:

The course meets three hours a day, two days a week.


RCARTS 240 - Drawing
Schedule Listing
001 (LAB)
 In Person
4RC Ugrd
MW 5:00PM - 8:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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