Drawing Intensive

Course Description

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.
You will receive group critiques, one-on-one feedback to hone technique, and the freedom to experiment. Through experimentation, risk taking, and perseverance, you will become better at rendering and gain insight into their personal approach to drawing.

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.


Three Sections Available to Choose From:

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.

Dates: June 27, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 6 Weeks
Meeting Times: Online - Blended with required live sessions every Monday from 1:00PM - 2:30PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Status: Closed
Format: Online
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Donsky
Course Number: 10303

Dates: June 27, 2022 - July 15, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 12:15P-3:05P
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Anna McNeary
Course Number: 10117

Dates: July 18, 2022 - August 05, 2022
Duration: 3 Weeks
Meeting Times: M-F 8:30A-11:20A
Status: Closed
Format: On-Campus
Instructor(s): Paul Myoda
Course Number: 10194