Studio Art: Drawing from Observation

Hotchkiss Summer Portals | Studio Art Portfolio
Session II: July 16 - 30
Cost:  $3,900
Age: Rising 7th Graders and Older

UPDATE: This program is at capacity. Applications will no longer be accepted.

This instructive and scaffolded course will introduce students to the fundamentals of observational drawing. Using still life, interior spaces, landscape and the figure, students will learn how to create the illusion of depth, manipulate perspective, and develop value contrast and volume through the use of graphite, charcoal, pastel and ink. Students will be taught techniques such as blind contour, construction drawing, hatching and cross-hatching, and expressive mark making. The newly renovated Cullman Art Center and idyllic setting of our campus will inspire students to assemble a strong portfolio of dynamic drawings. This foundational course will culminate in a presentation of student work and a digital portfolio suitable for submission to secondary school programs. Easels and drawing materials will be provided. No prior drawing experience is necessary.