Student drawing in class

Drawing Concentration

Drawing is direct and immediate, creating a conversation with the observable world through one’s hand and eye. As a medium, it is both the basis for visual thinking in other media, and a powerful expressive vehicle on its own.

Students in the Drawing concentration are exposed to a wide variety of drawing approaches and materials, both conventional and unconventional, and are encouraged to broaden their drawing vocabulary technically and conceptually, with a goal of finding their own distinctive voice.

The main drawing studio serves as a classroom, and is well-equipped with adjustable drawing tables and metal easels, as well as a large LED TV for lectures and demonstrations. Advanced drawing students are provided with dedicated semi-private work spaces in a separate, large studio.

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Drawing makes you see things clearer, and clearer, and clearer still. The image is passing through you in a physiological way, into your brain, into your memory – where it stays – it’s transmitted by your hands. Martin Gayford