Drawing

Undergraduate

Classes
Credits
  • ART103 Beginning Drawing3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: None

    The problems of drawing are presented in an ordered yet stimulating way. The student works from the model, with still life and from natural surroundings. Proceeding through exercises designed to refine the senses, the student learns to perceive the subject in ways that consider placement of form and division of space. Concepts such as volume, negative space, and the impact of every mark or imprint are presented. The student is made to feel the limits and the possibilities of the page and to explore alternative ways of treating space and composition. Perspective, proportion, composition, and analytical expression, as well as thorough exploration of the possibilities and limitations of various drawing media — pencil, pen, drawing stick, ink, and charcoal — are all confronted. Group and individual critiques are given regularly. Click here, to see an album of SACI Drawing Classes on FlickR.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS313 Intermediate Drawing3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing or equivalent

    The student is taught the means of describing volume by utilizing space and understanding pictorial depth. A real understanding of “figure and ground” is imparted. Drawing is taught not just as a sketch or an approximation but as a medium of enormous potential. Techniques range from charcoal, graphite, and conté to brush and ink. The model is used extensively, as is the city of Florence and its surroundings. Lectures utilizing great drawings from all periods are given as well as group and individual critiques. Click here, to see an album of SACI Drawing Classes on FlickR.

    (See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

  • ARTS(D)424 Advanced Drawing3

    Term: Fall, Spring, Late Spring, Summer

    Prerequisites: Intermediate Drawing

    This is a rigorous course which serves as a vehicle for students to develop their vision further and to explore the medium of drawing fully. The course focuses on the articulation and examination of this vision with emphasis on expanding the notion of drawing through confrontation with new ideas, concepts, materials, and techniques. Attention is paid to the relationship between the formal elements of drawing and each student’s expressive goals. Students propose and develop their own individual projects. In addition, projects are assigned to aid students in developing their vision and to further their exploration and overall conception of drawing. Classroom sessions are devoted to drawing, critiques, and discussions. Click here, to see an album of SACI Drawing Classes on FlickR.

    (See syllabi below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)

    Syllabus & Faculty

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