FA23 Introduction to Drawing

Day/Time: 10 Wednesdays starting September 20, 3:30-6:00pm

Location: E38-391(four weeks) W20-425 (six weeks)

There is no class October 18 (tentative) or November 22 (confirmed).

Instructor: Timothy Lee

Charcoal Drawing of the interior of MIT Lobby 7. Credit: Mingrou Xie.

This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals and processes of drawing. Students will engage with, and explore, a plethora of drawing methodologies such as mark-making, layering, additive/subtractive drawing, and the articulation of line, value, shape, volume, weight, gesture, and composition. The first four weeks are dedicated to small-scale observational studies to begin developing formal and technical skills, which will be applied in the remainder of the class through larger, more complex drawings. Through exercises that are grounded in observation and realistic rendering, students will gain technical skills, confidence, and a critical eye for representing various subject matters and concepts.

Materials list: The course includes an additional $30 materials fee to cover the cost of most consumables that will be provided by the SAA. Students will only need to purchase a 11” x 14” Mixed Media Pad (approx. 10-15 sheets).

  •  September 20, 2023 - December 23, 2023
     3:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Registration is at an external URL for this event.