The overall goals of the Drawing courses at WNMU are designed for the students to acquire drawing skills, knowledge, comprehension and understanding of the application of the drawing process necessary to compose a successful drawing and its vocabulary. The drawing courses offered address the needs of the beginning student of drawing as well as the advanced.
Drawing is an important component of the core art program in the Expressive Arts Department. The students will work with patterns & textures created by light, as well as composition and design, scale & proportion, perspective & foreshortening, line & mark, cross-hatching. Students will be introduced to a range of drawing materials and their use and application. The courses encourage students to develop self-expression through the drawing process and to learn to self-assess their work and be allowed ownership of their work. Personal style is encouraged within the context of the given assignments and includes discussion of drawing concepts and related vocabulary, art criticism, and art history, training in freehand drawing, exploration of different drawing techniques and mediums, and growth of personal expression and problem solving. In Life Drawing, the student will draw the human form, including anatomy; observation of the human form and fundamental exercises in gesture, contour, outline, and tonal modeling.
Please contact Fred Barraza if you have any questions or would like to visit the Drawing Studio: