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  • Average Rating (from 5 Students)

    4.5/5
    Overall Rating Breakdown
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  • Course Difficulty

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    • Medium 60%

    • Hard 40%

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    Many Small Assignments

    Great Intro to the Subject

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    Jan 15, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    If this course had been held 3 days a week for 2 hours it would have been much more enjoyable. Most students felt burnt out after drawing for 3 hours straight and it became a pain to continue. When art is that forced it is unlikely that students will produce their best work.

    Course highlights:

    Live models were a major highlight of this course. We learned new ways of approaching and "mapping" out our drawings that improved my spacial awareness. Group critiques were also a highlight.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed in this course you need to spend at least 6 hours a week outside of class working on drawing. Putting work off until the last minute is not an option.

    • Fall 2016
    • Whitney Oldenburg
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Group Projects Participation Counts
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    Jan 05, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I very much recommend this course! Literally the best art class I have ever experienced and probably ever will. Take it from someone who started out sucking at drawing; YOU WILL ABSOLUTELY IMPROVE. Try your hardest to get Brian Barr as your professor, too, because he is the bomb. Great guy, great teacher. A+

    Course highlights:

    One of the biggest highlights of the course was figure drawing. I would never have imagined drawing naked people could be so fun! But seriously, it is super helpful to see the human body without clothes on. Understanding how the body moves has really improved my art. Another highlight was learning how to use charcoal. I was always seriously intimidated by it before this class and now me and charcoal have come to a deep understanding. I think I might even have fallen in love with it. Me and charcoal together forever. I also learned how to tackle 6ft by 4ft drawings. So if you are scared of drawing large; get ready, your mind is about to be blown. I could write a novel about how much I loved this class, but instead I will end it with this sentence. Because of this class, I have some mad drawing skills.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed you can't procrastinate. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. Seriously, I cannot stress this enough. Do your work on time and take critiques gracefully. Everyone in the class is trying to help and there is no need to get defensive over everything; no one is setting out to hurt your feelings (this is true for every art class). Oh, and go to class. You can fail just for missing too many classes.

    • Fall 2016
    • Brian Barr
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Participation Counts
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    Oct 28, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    this class is amazing, as an incoming first year art student drawing is one of the fundamentals. Brian has incredible talents and knows how to teach us the basics of drawing. No matter how skilled he still has advice and helpful suggestions.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course definitely include the professor, the subject matter, and the environment in which it's held.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be open to advice and criticism. You have to build on your skills, they don't just show up over night.

    • Fall 2016
    • Brian Barr
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject

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