Last update: 
February 27, 2014

This course will explore traditional drawing techniques and materials to accurately record the illusion of three dimensions on a two dimensional plane. Through direct observation of still-life and environmental space, students will use methods such as transferring accurate angles and measurements, observing negative/positive space relationships, and linear perspective to give them a tangible way to understand drawing as a technical discipline and means of recording their environment. This approach allows students from all skill levels to enhance their natural ability and increase their visual awareness. In addition, students will explore conceptual issues through brief introductions of art history and contemporary image-making.

Drawing materials will include pencil, graphite, charcoal, and conte’crayon. Students will also use a variety of erasers and blending tools to investigate subtractive and expressive drawing techniques.


Grades 9–12
Fall Trimester, Summer Academic Session