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Drawing for Non-Majors

ARTDES 170 .1


Credit Hours: 3
Course Fee: 35
Instructor(s): Flaugher, David
Schedule: MonWed 2:00p-4:15p
Modality: In-person


Fall 2021

This course intro­duces stu­dents to draw­ing as a means of visual inquiry, and it builds skills to artic­u­late both per­cep­tual and con­cep­tual visu­al­iza­tions. It intro­duces meth­ods of ana­lyz­ing con­cepts and visu­al­iz­ing ideas, as well as con­ven­tions of scale, time, and rela­tion­ship as expressed in a wide vari­ety of fields. Stu­dents work from obser­va­tion sup­ple­mented by rig­or­ous cri­tique and sys­tem­atic expo­sure to his­tor­i­cal and con­tem­po­rary prece­dents for their prac­tice. They explore graphs, maps, scores, plans, cal­en­dars, sto­ry­boards, instruc­tions and forms that can­not yet be observed, to invent visual vocab­u­lar­ies capa­ble of express­ing per­sonal thoughts, expe­ri­ences, and beliefs. Stu­dents ulti­mately evolve their own def­i­n­i­tion of what draw­ing is by mak­ing draw­ing a vital part of their cre­ative prac­tice. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in group dis­cus­sions and cri­tiques is required. FRE­QUENCY OF OFFER­ING: This course is typ­i­cally offered in the fall term of every aca­d­e­mic year, though sched­ul­ing may vary accord­ing to future term circumstances.
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