Week 1 - Introduction: Drawing as a Means of Seeing
General introduction of course outline, including grading policies, classroom and attendance requirements.
Introductory Project: Students will use thumbnail sketches to break down compositional possibilities of a seemingly overwhelming still life. The exercise will focus on compositional studies as a loose and exploratory way to examine the subject. From the studies the students will create three final drawings. A comprehensive critique will focus on the formal elements of composition including balance, scale, space and the picture plane, movement, shape and line and how to best use the elements to create interest. This exercise will lay the groundwork for conscious compositional decisions for future projects.
Reading Assignment: Chapter 1 - Gestural Expression & Chapter 8: Media & Materials
Sketch Assignment: 5 compositional variations of a single subject

Note: This schedule is intended as a general guide to course projects and is
subject to change. Exact dates and requirements will be issued in class.

Week 1 Drawing as a Means of Seeing
Week 2 Gestural Expression
Week 3 Shape: An Irony
Week 4 Diagrammatic & Structural Line
Weeks 5 & 6 Perspective Review and Spatial Study
Weeks 7 & 8 Value
Weeks 9 & 10 Volume
Week 11 The Portrait
Weeks 12 & 13 The Figure
Week 14 Final Project
Week 15 Expressive Exercises in Drawing