Drawing: The Portrait

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Winter 2019 quarter

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This course is an introduction to principles and techniques for drawing the portrait. Emphasis will be on learning to draw what you see through close observation from life, master artists, and experimental approaches. This class will investigate why drawing is significant and how a portrait can be expressed. Students will be introduced to a variety of drawing materials and techniques as well as proportion, sighting, perspective, value and composition. Students will develop a context for their work through readings and research projects about influential artists. A final portfolio of completed assignments will be reviewed at the end of the quarter.

Program Details

Fields of Study

visual arts


Winter Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered


Advertised Schedule

Tu/Th 6-8p Arts Annex Room 2109

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

Special Expenses

Students will be required to purchase drawing materials from the Greener Bookstore. The estimated cost is $50.