Drawing for Designers

The course objective is to advance students\’ visual skills in artistic representation and creative imagination through drawing.
Assigned projects will focus on both the natural and built environment, as well as on emotional perception, bodily experience and metaphoric interpretation of landscape.

This course focuses on mastering technical and artistic skills in hand drawing, refining sensitivity to all details of what one sees, and developing capacity to articulate it in a visually convincing and evocative form. Projects will include work in outdoor and indoor situations and places, and drawing of life models.

In the process of drawing, students will focus on the world of lines, textures, shapes, light, shade and values. We will use various tools, materials and artistic techniques including: pencils, vine charcoal, conté pastels, markers, ink and other media, later combined with the use of camera, press imagery, computer renderings, etc.

Each class session will consist of short project introduction and completion of three individual assignments. There will be one final group project as well as field trips to draw in city interior and exterior places and public situations.
To inform the assigned studio project there will be a museum visit and the relevant examples from art history will be presented and discussed .

Guest critics will be invited for the presentation of your final projects .

Please bring for first class session: 18”x24” newsprint sketch pad, 2H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, soft charcoal-vine sticks and larger kneaded eraser.