Drawing and painting are basic forms of visual communication and are important
skills for artistic expression. This course challenges students to explore styles
of drawing and painting throughout art history. This class will focus on going back
to basics honing in on technical drawing skills. Learning contour drawing, shading,
values, tones, and composition.
Students will be introduced to several two dimensional media and techniques
including graphite, charcoal, pastels, mixed media, watercolor and acrylic.
Emphasis will be placed on developing skills necessary for free-hand sketching,
rendering, and creative expression. Students will gain self-confidence and the
ability to put down on paper what they really see. We place in a prominent
position the creative thought process, individual creativity and craftsmanship.