SP24 Introduction to Drawing

Day/Time: 10 Wednesdays starting February 21, 3:30-6:00pm

There is no class March 27. 

Location: MIT Arts Studios, W20-425

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

Materials can be purchased online or in person at Blick Art in Central Square.

  •  February 21, 2024 - May 10, 2024
     3:30 pm - 11:55 pm
Details Price Qty
MIT Undergraduate Student $150.00 USD  
MIT Graduate Student $150.00 USD  
MIT Faculty/Staff $300.00 USD  
MIT Alum/Retiree $300.00 USD  
MIT Spouse $300.00 USD