Drawing: Advanced I Drawing: Advanced II Drawing as Narrative Drawing for the Absolute Beginner Drawing: Introduction I Drawing: Introduction II Drawing Nature Drawing Projects I Drawing Projects II
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Drawing: Introduction I (DRWG101-36)

This course provides students with an introduction to the basic materials and techniques of drawing. Emphasis is on elements such as line, shape, value, space, proportion, perspective and composition. In addition, students are encouraged to explore a range of materials and develop personal expression in their drawing. Subject matter includes still life, the figure, landscape, architectural space and student-supplied source material.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Sep 14 - Dec 7, 2017
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing: Introduction II (DRWG102-36)

Drawing Introduction II continues the focus on basic materials and techniques of drawing. In the second part of this course, the emphasis is on learning to use materials and methods to develop a personal expression in drawing. As with Drawing Introduction I, subject matter includes still life, the figure, landscape, architectural space and student supplied source material. Prerequisite: Drawing: Introduction I or some drawing experience.
Thursdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 11 - Apr 5, 2018
Neil McClelland
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner (DRWG120-36)

Do you want to learn to draw but don't know how to get started? This is a course designed for people with no drawing experience, and in particular for people who are convinced that 'they cannot draw'. You will learn how to use basic materials such as pencils, charcoal and ink to render a range of subjects including everyday objects, landscapes and people. This course covers drawing techniques and methods such as shading, perspective and proportion. By the end of twelve weeks you will have the confidence to sit down in front of any subject and start to draw.
Meghan Krauss
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Mondays 6pm - 9pm, Sep 11 - Dec 4, 2017
Mondays 6pm - 9pm, Jan 8 - Apr 2, 2018
 

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Drawing Nature (DRWG217-36)

The focus of this course is using nature as a source for drawings. Students build upon their drawing skills and vocabulary, including composition, mark making, line, various materials and format. The subject matter provides a range of assignments that encourage individual approaches to imagery and process. Nature is the starting point and themes include ideas around looking at micro and macro worlds, seeds to composites, science and fiction; topiary to landscapes to ecological issues such as global warming. Some drawing experience recommended. Some drawing experience recommended.
Fridays 10am - 1pm, Sep 15 - Dec 8, 2017
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing as Narrative (DRWG226-36)

Drawing has often had a strong relationship to story-telling or narrative, on its own or in conjunction with text such as book illustration. In this course students will explore a range of texts from proverbs, sayings, poems, sentences to single words to use as a source or as a component of the work. Content will include working on a series, comic book structure and illustrating fact and fiction, words/text, font type and size. Students will develop an understanding of the relationships of text with image, drawing material and its impact on content and narrative. Students will be encouraged to take a contemporary approach to each class project.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, Jan 9 - Apr 3, 2018
Barrie Szekely
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing Projects I (DRWG238-36)

This course focuses on developing skills fundamental to drawing using a contemporary approach. Students will be introduced to a series of projects based on the text, Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing, as well as assignments developed by the course instructor. The course will begin with a review of some of the basic elements of drawing such as lines and edges, tone and light and negative space. Project topics include control of drawing tools, tactility and memory. Assignments will be supplemented with examples from contemporary artists who work with drawing as their primary medium. Students will work from a model, still life, photographs and the imagination. Some drawing experience recommended. Recommended Textbook: Maslen, Mick and Southern, Jack, Drawing Projects: An Exploration of the Language of Drawing, Black Dog Publishing (2016).
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 15 - Dec 8, 2017
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing Projects II (DRWG239-36)

This follow-up to Drawing Projects I will focus on a thematic approach to drawing covering such topics as nature, mapping, narrative, architecture and memory. The projects will invite exploration of materials and process as students develop a personal approach to subject matter. Assignments will be supplemented with examples from contemporary artists who work with drawing as their primary medium. Preqequisite: It is not necessary to have completed Drawing Projects I, but some drawing experience is recommended. Recommended Textbook: Hoptman, Laura, Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art (2002).
Fridays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 12 - Apr 6, 2018
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing: Advanced I (DRWG301-36)

In this 300 level course, students develop ideas and methods within the expansive realm of what is considered to be ‘drawing’ in today’s world of contemporary art. The focus is on developing drawings that are part of a specific series based on a theme. Each individual will discover a theme through investigating personal areas of interest. An important aspect of this course is group critique and developing an understanding on how to discuss drawings in a contemporary context. Classes include presentations on contemporary drawing, group and one-on-one critiques as well as studio time. Prerequisite: This course is for students in the third year of the Diploma of Fine Arts program. Some exceptions will be made if a student has taken several 200 level drawing courses (36-hour), as well as Art History and Critical Studies, or has substantial drawing experience and an ability for self-direction and critical thinking. All persons who are not in the third year of Diploma of Fine Arts program and who would like to register for this course, must obtain permission of the Director before registering.
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 12 - Dec 5, 2017
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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Drawing: Advanced II (DRWG302-36)

In this second part of Advanced Drawing, students pursue the series of work started in the previous semester. The focus in the course is on making connections between drawing projects and work from other genres such as painting, sculpture, photography and installation art. Students will be encouraged to expand and develop their thematic studies completed in Drawing: Advanced I through a project called ‘100 Drawings’. Classes include presentations on contemporary drawing, group and one-on-one critiques as well as studio time. Prerequisite: Drawing: Advanced I or permission of the Director.
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Jan 9 - Apr 3, 2018
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)
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