Drawing is a foundation skill applicable to many areas of study, including fine art, graphic design, illustration, apparel design, 3-D animation, architecture, and art history. Drawing Intensive helps you develop their drawing skills and to build on their unique personalities by focusing on the elemental media of graphite, charcoal and ink.
We will cover observational, imaginative and abstract drawing techniques; various methods of drawing human faces and figures; various perspectival systems including linear perspective (0-point,1-point,2-point,3-point) and mixed or anti-perspective, while allowing you the space to nurture their own unique vision.
You will create drawings in response to various prompts, which are introduced by presentations of examples from the history of art and design.
The assignments build basic skills and stimulate individuals who have art-making experience to continue to refine their proficiency and concepts. One-on-one class feedback allows those of all levels to improve their technique and achieve their artistic goals.
Everyone will leave class with a complete portfolio that will represent a distinctive addition to their college application. You will possess improved drawing techniques, knowledge of contemporary and historical art practices, and an advanced sense of their own personal artistic vision.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
• Understand and identify various drawing styles, including abstraction
• Use various methods to accelerate and improve their observational drawing skills (i.e., portraiture, figuration, landscape, still-life, etc.)
• Draw in 0-, 1-, 2-, 3-point and mixed perspective
• Analyze why a drawing is persuasive, interesting and/or in possession of other artistic and/or extra-artistic merits.
• Proudly point and state: “I made that.”
Drawing is a lifelong pursuit, and has application in many different areas, from scientific illustration to fine art, from engineering to architecture. This course is meant to turn you on to the world of drawing; if you are already on, then we hope to amplify this interest and passion, i.e., the dial goes up to 11.
This course is designed for the young artist who wants to build on previous experience as well as those who may be completely new to art.
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.