This course teaches students the basics of the art of drawing. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on studio activities and the promotion of visual literacy. Students will learn the basics of line, contour, shading, texture, perspective, composition, and action drawing. Through various readings and presentations, students will analyze and interpret various perspectives in drawing. Critiques and lectures will help students develop an understanding of the critical issues of drawing and of its context within the history of art. Students will also be introduced to the process involved in planning, researching, and actualizing a major drawing project. Students will create several original works of art and compile a portfolio of their artwork. A few supplies are needed, and available for purchase at the bookstore.