2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IFINE 1657 Exploratory Drawing

This course introduces and develops students' understanding of and skill with drawing as a tool for generating original abstract form to articulate and discuss ideas. Students will develop drawing skills beyond observational to abstract, symbolic, constructivist and speculative drawing, sketching, diagramming and rendering of simple and complex concepts, events, stories and processes. Student's will explore a range of drawing techniques that enable informal and formal presentation, discourse and development of original concepts, compositions, constructs and projects. Students will draw comprehensive and coherent renderings to convey understanding of elements and relationships inherent in simple and complex concepts. Students will practice habits of keeping a drawing notebook. Students will present, interpret and discuss drawings as tools for testing the understanding of ideas and concepts with others and conducting conversations with others about incremental and radical improvements to each drawing's effectiveness.