Ontario College of Art & Design

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1.00 Credit(s)
Drawing, while a discipline in its own right, has significant applications in other art forms. An intense studio environment involves students in a variety of drawing processes, media, and subject matter, which encourage personal exploration and expression. Observational drawing exercises refer students to historical and contemporary drawing perspectives and stress the development of perceptual and technical skills. Technical drawing exercises focus on the understanding and application of multi-view, paraline, and perspective pictorial systems. Conceptually based assignments emphasize the development of ideas and research. In this context, drawing operates as an expressive vehicle for both the conceptualizing process and sustained communication. Students synthesize particular drawing methods and determine each method's appropriateness with regard to intent. A further challenge is for students to contextualize their work in response to contemporary art practice.
Course was last updated March 14, 2007 - 8:04 PM