Drawing as a Learnable Skill Winter 2023

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Representational drawing is not merely a gift, but a learnable skill. If you wanted to draw, but have never had the time to learn; or you enjoy drawing and wish to deepen your understanding and abilities, then this course is for you. This intensive course utilizes traditional drawing exercises to teach representational drawing. By using simple techniques and extensive exercises you will learn to see more accurately and realistically represent the physical world. You will learn to draw a convincing portrait, interior, and still life. This course is designed to develop your powers of observation and enhance your innate creative problem solving abilities, which are applicable in any field. Students need no previous artistic experience, just the willingness and desire to learn a new skill. Requirements: students will be expected to attend and participate in all class sessions as well as 2 mandatory study sessions in museums. They will also be required to keep a sketchbook recording their progress and complete a final drawing project. Evaluations will be based on participation, effort, and development. All class sessions are mandatory.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 18
Expected: NA
Class#: 1232
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: final project or presentation
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: If overenrolled, selection will be based on seniority.
Unit Notes: Stella Ehrich lived in Italy for sixteen years, where she spent seven years studying figurative realism in the Simi Studio in Florence. She holds an MFA in painting from Bennington College.
Materials/Lab Fee: $24
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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