DISEGNO = DISEGNO DESSEIN =DESSEIN In Italian and French, drawing and design are the same word. This course concentrates on drawing as a design tool, from the initial stages of a concept\’s inception to its ultimate form in representation for studio or practice. The intent is to encourage fluency through intensive drawing and to discover the potential of the language of drawing through experiencing a variety of media, from charcoal and pencil to pastel and watercolor. Color will be an important aspect of our investigation: the role it plays in enhancing a sense of form, creating space and light. The class works extensively from life (models, interior and exterior spaces, objects found in nature) to improve seeing and skills. We will also be doing freehand perspectives and conceptual drawing (i.e. structuring landscape) to develop the muscles of the imagination. As the semester unfolds the interweaving of hand and digital will be encouraged to create new modes of representation. Study of the work of artists and designers past and present will provide new ideas and inspiration. We will take advantage of current gallery exhibitions and will visit various sites to draw and experience different spaces outside of school. You should bring the following supplies with you to the first class meeting:-18\’x24\’ newsprint pad (not too smooth) -Vine charcoals, soft medium and hard -Kneaded eraser -Emery board sharpener This course has a new course number. It was offered as 2303.