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Skidmore College
Art Department


AR 133  Drawing   4
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.
Lab fee: $25

AR 223  Intermediate Drawing   4
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: AR 133. Lab fee: $25

AR 224  Figure Drawing   4
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: AR 133. Lab fee: $25

AR 326  Advanced Drawing   4
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: AR 223 or 224. May be taken for credit three times with permission of instructor. Lab fee: $25



AR 133



AR 223

Intermediate Drawing


AR 224

Figure Drawing


AR 264 C

Special Topics in Drawing


AR 326

Advanced Drawing

(may be repeated three times for credit)