"A lot of what making art is about is paying attention."
The drawing program offers an open-ended contemporary approach to media, techniques, style, subject, and concept in the creation of drawings. The Advanced Drawing sequence allows students to put into practice technical skills gained in the Foundation Drawing classes while emphasizing the development of personal imagery.
Advanced Drawing 1, the introductory course in the Advanced Drawing sequence, is based on the study of the human form. Most class sessions are devoted to working directly from a model with emphasis on achieving correct form and proportions while also focusing on creative use of line, value, color and composition.
Students in Advanced Drawing 2 and 3 are given assigned problems designed to question traditional notions of what constitutes a drawing, as well as explore those elements intrinsic to drawing. In addition to the assigned work, students will develop portfolios composed of their own images based on individual ideas. In Advanced Drawing 4 through Special Problems, students are expected to continue developing their own imagery but at a higher level of ambition and commitment than is expected in the lower division courses.
The drawing studio is a large, open, well-lit space. With easels, tables, and wall space available as work surfaces, the room is flexible enough to allow students to work from small to large scale and in a variety of media.