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Online: Experimental Drawing

Work alongside our incredible faculty of artists, designers, and scholars to continue to refine your work in this intensive course, intended for students with previous drawing experience who want to explore a wide range of materials and increase their compositional development. You'll learn to use a variety of wet and dry media on paper and other 2D surfaces while investigating scale, arrangement, presentation, and the ideas of deconstruction and reconstruction. The class will study the history of abstraction, experiment with observational drawing, and build on technical skills to develop drawing as a language for communicating thoughts and ideas. Expect to produce a variety of portfolio-quality works using a range of processes such as drawing on multiple surfaces (paper, plastic, wood, fabric), collage, monotype, and/or photo manipulation. The course will include online demonstrations geared to your passions, visiting artist presentations, online museum resources, as well as time for self-directed work and comprehensive faculty advising. You'll engage in discussions and critiques with a vibrant online community of other students from throughout the country and around the world, create portfolio-quality work, and receive comprehensive guidance on developing competitive applications for college admissions to art and design programs. Previous drawing experience required.


2.0 College Credit
Full Tuition Cost: $3,480
This cost does not reflect any potential Merit Scholarship or need-based financial aid the student may be awarded.


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Class meeting time 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CT
Class meeting days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Building and room Online
Course number 1036
Course instructor Gregory Bae