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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 330A Inside Out: Art (Representational Drawings)

Many advanced drawing classes focus on developing personal vision and style. In Representational Drawing, participants will review drawing basics – line, tone, perspective and composition, but the class will emphasize specific techniques required to render textures, surfaces, transparency, etc. – in fact, various ways to produce realistic still life subjects in graphite, charcoal and ink. Though the class is considered to be “advanced,” this label primarily reflects its discrete goal – i.e., the generation of accurate, realistic drawings. There are no prerequisites, though Drawing I (FA 104 ) and Drawing II (FA 105 ) are recommended.


  • To provide students with a comprehensive repertoire of techniques require to generate representational images.
  • To foster an environment for exchange of creative solutions and discussion related to the value of representational art.
  • To encourage thought and discussion of the relevance of art-making in restrictive settings and attitudes toward art produced in such settings.
  • To foster connections between participants on the inside and on the outside.
  • To promote creative problem solving within the perceived limitations associated with representational drawing.