ARS 110 Introduction to Drawing

This course requires no previous instruction in art. It emphasizes drawing from direct observation, concentrating on still life as a subject. The primary materials used are charcoal and graphite. The aim is to give students proficiency in the fundamentals of proportional measuring, perspective, modeling form with light and shade, and composition. Students will learn the history and methods of drawing by copying master drawings. As students gain proficiency, more complex subjects will be introduced, including on-site drawing of interior spaces or landscape. Regular group critiques introduce the language and methods of criticism and visual analysis.