First semester of a two-semester sequence of drawing courses focusing on the language, materials and concepts of drawing as foundation for all the visual arts. Emphasizes the development of perceptual, analytical, and structural drawing skills while simultaneously working with idea development. Includes sketching as concept generation; material exploration; creating pictorial and illusionistic space; recording the external world; and working with the figure. Line, texture, tone, shape, composition, light and shadow are covered along with a variety of wet and dry drawing media. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.