This course is perfect for both the beginning artist (even one who "cannot draw a straight line!") and the experienced art student. Students will explore many drawing techniques using a range of materials including pencil, charcoal, pastel, ink and watercolor. Challenging design problems and drawing assignments inspired by still-life, landscape, interior, and the human body will guide this process. Learning fundamental principles, (for example, color theory and two-point perspective), will be balanced with an ongoing emphasis on developing personal creativity and risk-taking. Slide presentations of both historical and contemporary artists, a museum visit, and frequent discussions of student work will inspire and encourage artistic growth.