This course explores drawing as a means of seeing more acutely, examining cultural narratives, and experimenting with a range of materials. Technical skills are fused with conceptual inquiries and critical analysis. This course emphasizes the interplay between intellectual, expressive, and material aspects of the creative process as they relate to recording and relating visual relationships, expressing spatial and temporal phenomena, and critically engaging with art historical, contemporary, and personal issues and narratives. Assignments incorporate black and white wet and dry materials as well as water based pigments. The course includes an extensive figure drawing unit. Additionally, an examination of contemporary trends in art informs the themes and approaches explored in this course.
Prerequisites: ARTS 101