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Introduction to Drawing

This course emphasizes the development of observational drawing skills and hand-eye coordination. The learning sequence progresses from simple forms and skill levels toward more complex compositions. Basic drawing elements such as line, proportion, perspective, composition, texture, and the study of light and shade are investigated through various perceptual and conceptual approaches. Open to beginning students as well as those who want to refresh their skills before moving on to more advanced studio courses.

"From first to last, Molly is an excellent teacher: her syllabus is clear and purposeful; her assignments make sense for the course subject and are interesting to tackle; she has a knack for giving honest and supporting feedback during class discussions, as well as in one-on-one conferences, that encourage and motivate her students. Outstanding." – Student with Molly O'Connell

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This course meets:
Friday, January 6, 6-9 p.m. CT
Saturday, January 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT
Sunday, January 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT
Friday, January 13, 6-9 p.m. CT
Saturday, January 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CT
Sunday, January 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CT

The deadline to enroll is extended to January 1- Sign up today!

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Man Drawing
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Class meeting time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM * 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM * 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Building and room 280 Building, Room124
Course number 1006
Course instructor Molly O'Connell