drawing and painting are basic forms of visual communication and integral skills for artistic expression. this course challenges students to explore styles of drawing and painting throughout art history. students will be introduced to several 2D 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. emphasis will be placed on the creative thought process, individual creativity and craftsmanship.