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    Dec 03, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If you intend to go to art school, drawing 1 is definitely a good course to take seriously. You learn the fundamentals of drawing and really get a feel for how to observe objects.

    Course highlights:

    I really enjoyed learning about perspective. We learned a lot about doing perspective from observation which helps a ton when critically thinking about a drawing.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just go into the class ready and eager to learn. Don't take criticism to harshly and don't take things personal. You are there to learn after all so don't let a teacher's critical opinion of your work ruin it.

    • Fall 2016
    • michael banning
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Aug 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This was a fantastic foundation drawing class! I credit many of my current drawing skills to the fundamental techniques that were presented by our instructor. This coarse provided me with a solid foundation in constructing a drawing.

    Course highlights:

    Throughout the semester we learned how to apply a diverse set of drawing techniques including, siting and measuring, planar analysis, compositional construction, value shading, and approaching conceptual ideas. During this five hour studio class we gained feedback from our instructor as we drew a still life set up in the middle of the room. We were also lectured about various drawing based artist and their techniques during the class period. This I found very helpful in practicing new styles and methods of drawing. Over all, this coarse helped strengthen my drawing skills.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I learned very quickly that if I listened to my instructor and did what she said, I saw better result. I also found that it was important to spend a long amount of time working on a drawing. I noticed if I spent five or more hour drawing, I produced better work and learned more in the process. The best advice I can give based on my experience is to be openminded when learning unfamiliar methods. There are so many different ways to construct a successful drawing. I would suggest trying the new techniques that are presented by the instructor.

    • Fall 2015
    • Lynda Monick-Isenberg
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Participation Counts
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    Jul 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Jenkins was really good at picking up on individual students strengths and weaknesses; complimenting them on what they were doing well to keep their confidence up and helping them work on what they needed to improve.

    Course highlights:

    I was challenged to go back to basics and expand my drawing fundamentals, which I feel really helped me grow as an artist and become stronger.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    It is a long studio class and materials can add up so be prepared with food and savings or friends willing to share supplies.

    • Fall 2015
    • Val Jenkins
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions

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