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Drawing II: Refining Technique
9 Weeks | $295 | In-Class

Drawing is the most basic instinct for an artist. The act of drawing is the physical manifestation of all concepts, beliefs and visions — no matter how small or insignificant they may seem — or no matter how grand and unexplainable for that matter. Drawing becomes a way to explain and reason through the physical act of creation.Through the use of different materials and techniques, in this course, you will become comfortable with drawing as a process. Topics include: proportion, foreshortening, perspective, nature of light, chiaroscuro and exploration of new forms of expression. Using wet and dry media, you will work on still lifes, self-portraits and other imagery, while strengthening your own voice. Experience the act of drawing as a way to reason through the creative process, learning how the simplest graphic marks can express complex concepts.

What You Will Learn:

  • Refinement, dedication, time spent, curiosity and exploration will foster an awareness of how broad and beautiful the act of creativity can be.
  • The proper use of drawing implements and numerous techniques to apply the various mediums to the surface. 
  • The aesthetic and practical use of paper as a vehicle for carrying the medium.
  • How to express through your materials a form that is both convincing and accurate to the subject. And conversely how to either choose a subject or manipulate an assigned subject in order to express your concept.


Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring | In-Class
Course Fee: $295
Prerequisite:  Drawing I: Focus on Perception (ART-40166).
Materials: Bring graphite or charcoal pencils, drawing board w/ clips, 400 Strathmore white drawing pad 18x24. Full materials list available at first class meeting.
Note: Required course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email ahl@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40253
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process

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