Drawing | Courses | Studio Art at Skidmore College



  • AR 133. Drawing

    An expanded study of principles introduced in AR131. This course builds on basic drawing experiences, refining skills in observation, organization, interpretation, and critical analysis. Studio work introduces a range of traditional drawing tools and materials while exploring a variety of approaches to image making and visual expression.

    Prerequisite: AR131. Fulfills arts requirement. Lab fee: $16

  • AR 223. Intermediate Drawing

    A further investigation of the formal and expressive characteristics of drawing, with a focus on drawing as visual communicative act. Structured assignments provide a context for focused exploration of materials and processes and development of individual vision. Readings and discussions will complement studio work.

    Prerequisite: AR133. Lab fee: $16

  • AR 224. Figure Drawing

    An extensive investigation of drawing from the life model. Guided exercises refine observation skills by building understanding of anatomical and spacial relationships, as well as providing a context for exploration of interpretive and expressive aspects of figure drawing. Assignments encourage exploration of compositional relationships, drawing media, and conceptual ideas.

    Prerequisite: AR133. Lab fee: $15

  • AR 326. Advanced Drawing

    A further investigation of drawing as a visual communicative act. The development of images through individual exploration of form, structure, and space with emphasis being placed upon the growth of personal vision and skill.

    Prerequisite: AR223 or 224. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $16